Last week, I found out about an important new report on toxic chemicals found in cars and car seats. Let me tell you why this report is important. My daughter was born a little over a year ago, and right before she was born, my wife and I went out and purchased what we thought Read More
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We just wanted to let everyone know that the Kibby Mountain Wind Project received final approval from the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) last Wednesday, July 9th! Here is more information from a July 10 Bangor Daily News news story by Kevin Miller: State regulators gave final approval Wednesday to a $270 million wind farm Read More
NRCM staff and members have had the opportunity to work with others to help relocate mussels in the Sebasticook River over the past two weeks. Many of those who volunteered wanted to share their experiences with others and have done so below. We hope that if you volunteered on this project as well that you Read More
Well it took us a few days to read through them all, but finally we know what the public really thinks about the latest proposal for development at Lily Bay. I think that Julie Sawtelle’s comments are a good summary of the public’s response. “Just tell Plum Creek: ‘No thanks, Lily Bay is just fine Read More
Something we use to save a bunch of global warming gases and $$$ Tip: After insulating our house we now… Manipulate the windows and oversize thick curtains and blinds to take advantage of temperature changes during the day. In warm weather, we watch the thermometer, and when it cools, we open most of our windows Read More
I thought it was about time to share with you all my adventures in bike commuting from Great Pond in North Belgrade to our office in Augusta this summer! I’ve been meaning to post an entry but it seems that the only time I’ve had to write has been while I’ve been riding my bike! Read More
I have always been a wee bit more adventurous than some, and had been considering buying a motorcycle to cut down on the gasoline I burn. We American citizens have all been too cavalier about our fuel consumption. Now that our prices are catching up with those in the rest of the world, we are forced to Read More
It has been well over a month and a half since I purchased my Milano scooter to save on gas as well as help reduce my carbon footprint on this beautiful earth we must all share! I find it very relaxing to cruise around town on my scooter. It is also much more entertaining when Read More
I was really interested to read an article in yesterday’s Kennebec Journal about the new Cathedral Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles in Whitefield. The congregation has built a “green” church with solar panels and other energy efficient design elements. My favorite quote from the story is this: “I have a conviction that it is immoral Read More