The Natural Resources Council of Maine encourages you to join others around Maine for Commute Another Way Week next week – May 11-15, 2009. We thought we would give you some ideas of ways to commute to work that won’t pollute or harm the environment. Let us know how you are commuting to work, Read More
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/.
Last night, NRCM hosted “Music Inspired by the Environment” — an open mic night at the Liberal Cup in Hallowell. What a FUN evening, filled with amazing musicians from all over the state. We had 16 performers and a full house at the Cup! The songs were all inspired by the environment, and some were original Read More
Matt Prindiville, NRCM’s toxics project director, testified at the Maine Legislature this morning. For those of you who were unable to attend this public hearing, we thought you would like to see Matt testifying on behalf of NRCM, urging the safe collection and recycling of CFL bulbs. NRCM’s staff, members, and activists are hard at Read More
NRCM co-sponsored this year’s Edmund S. Muskie Lecture at Bates College on Wednesday night. The lecture was given by former Maine governor Angus King, with an introduction by Brownie Carson, NRCM’s executive director. I was very excited to attend this event, and I got to bring Marshall Burk with me – NRCM’s first-ever paid staff Read More
Tweet, tweet. That’s not the sound of a robin or a chickadee, that’s actually the sound of NRCM social networking with you to keep you informed about our latest work to protect Maine’s environment and ways that you can get involved. NRCM is now “Tweeting” on Twitter and continuing to make “Friends” and “Fans” on our Facebook page. You can Read More
Everyone at NRCM is very saddened by the death of Harry Richardson. As a leader of the Republican party in the Legislature in the late 1960s and early 70s, Harry championed many environmental causes, including leading the effort to create the Land Use Regulation Commission. He was appalled by Plum Creek’s proposal to develop the Read More
Once again Plum Creek’s bad behavior has put them in the spotlight. When Seattle-based Plum Creek came to Maine in 1998 they had a reputation as the “Darth Vader” of the timber industry – a brand put on the company by a Republican congressman from Washington state who was upset over the company’s aggressive and Read More
Looks like Maine is once again home to critical habitat for the Canada Lynx. This would overturn the 2006 decision not to designate critical habitat in Maine. There isn’t a map linked to this news release but they do say that over 9,000 square miles of Maine is included. My guess is that this is very Read More
The legislative session is in full swing, and your voice can make all the difference! We hope you will join us in Augusta on Tuesday, March 17, for a very “green” day here at NRCM: St. Patrick’s Day and Citizen Action Day. Last year, by just a ONE VOTE margin, Maine set energy efficiency standards Read More