The year 2017 was one of energy upgrades for me. In the summer, Augusta Fuel Company (AFC) pulled out my crumbling oil boiler and all of its associated piping. This was a relief. The piping didn’t meet modern code, and having spent a lot of time working on issues related to in-home oil spills, I… Continue Reading
Nature of Maine Blog
The Natural Resources Council of Maine’s “Nature of Maine” blog gives you the inside scoop on some of the latest issues facing Maine’s environment. From environmental news to threats to opportunities, NRCM is on the frontlines of the latest goings-on—and we’re often leading the charge on efforts to protect Maine’s precious lands, air, waters, and wildlife. Read what NRCM staff members have to say and get the perspective of some of our members and supporters who have been guest contributors.
Perhaps you have an issue you’d like to write about. Maybe you’re an expert on a particular topic and are inspired to share your expertise. Maybe you’ve recently made a visit to a spectacular Maine nature preserve or other natural area and would like to write about it (captioned photos welcome!). For submission guidelines, email email@example.com. To make sure you don’t miss a post, sing up for our Nature of Maine blog RSS feed at https://www.nrcm.org/about-nrcm/contact/rss-feeds/.
It’s “the most wonderful time of the year” to spot winterberry on roadsides and in wet meadows and swamps. The scarlet-red berries of our native holly are literally exploding with color right now. Once the snow falls, the display will be even more magical. Commonly known as winterberry, Ilex verticllata is one of my all-time… Continue Reading
You may not have noticed amid all the hubbub around national issues and politics, but some other pretty important votes took place in Maine on, or near, this past Election Day. Multiple towns took important steps to help create more sustainable communities through the elimination or reduction of plastic pollution. And that is good news!… Continue Reading
It’s more important than ever these days to reach out and find common ground with new people. At NRCM, we recognize that the power of our 20,000 current supporters helps us achieve many of our objectives, but we must get even more people involved to continue to protect Maine’s air, land, and water. NRCM staff… Continue Reading
Donate Now! At the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), we don’t give up. Our 58-year history shows just how determined we are to ensure clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and protected habitats in our forests, rivers, and along our coastlines. You are an essential partner in this work to protect Maine’s… Continue Reading
The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) closely monitors policy developments in Maine and at the federal level. We actively promote policies to protect Maine’s clean air and water, conserve land for public access and wildlife habitat, and promote clean energy and efforts to address the threat of climate change. During the year ahead, we… Continue Reading
Sebago Elementary School principal, Kirsten Goff, received an email in August that intrigued her. NRCM’s “Food Guy,” Ryan Parker, had reached out to the principals of Maine’s K-12 schools with some information about reducing food waste in Maine’s public education system. Principal Goff immediately contacted Ted Bridge-Koenigsberg, who teaches science and language arts at the… Continue Reading
To celebrate our 10th annual Polar Bear Dip & Dash happening in Portland’s East End on Sunday, December 31, 2017, we want to invite you to enter our trivia contest, featuring questions all about this fun, crazy event! Everyone who enters gets a free NRCM decal. The person with the most correct answers will receive… Continue Reading
As an environmentalist, I am constantly questioning the environmental impact of my everyday actions. Sometimes this leads to change, and sometimes it leads to more questions. My most recent dilemma was how to reduce the amount of trash I create. I used to track my trash generation when a Pay As You Throw (PAYT) policy… Continue Reading