There can be challenges, including rules and regulations about land use, for business owners who seek to tap clean sources of energy for their operations. But that isn’t stopping one business owner in South Portland who is determined to make a positive impact for the environment and his bottom line. Suresh Gali, owner of the Read More
Spotlight on Sustainability in Maine
Every day, Maine people and communities embrace better, more sustainable ways to inhabit our great state. Spotlight on Sustainability in Maine is NRCM’s new statewide web hub, devoted to gathering and sharing information about the people, places, and initiatives making a positive difference for Maine's environment. From fresh local foods to clean solar energy to turning trash into treasure, there are many ways to say “sustainable” in Maine.
Our sustainability radar is always on, and we love to share. Do you have information about a great project helping to make Maine a more sustainable place to call home that you would like to see featured on NRCM’s blog? Guest posts and alerts about interesting sustainability stories are always welcome! If it is good news for our environment and involves Maine or Mainers, it belongs in the spotlight. Please contact Sarah Nichols, NRCM Sustainable Maine Director at email@example.com or (207) 430-0170 or Chrissy Adamowicz, NRCM Sustainable Maine Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 430-0144.
Check out the Maine Seafood Guide by Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI). They have compiled a monthly list of what is in season from Maine’s fisheries. Understanding, and abiding by, the seasonal nature of our food supply is critical to reducing the average distance our food travels from its source to our plates – a distance Read More
Community gardens foster community pride while also growing healthy, local food, some of which is often donated to food banks or other charities. Those who have a garden are able to learn lessons in both gardening skills and environmental stewardship. In addition to the personal benefits of having a garden plot, these gardens will help Read More
Sustainability is a goal. It’s a quality that we humans need to uphold in order make sure that future humans (and animals, of course) have what they need to live healthy lives after we’re gone. Think of the survival basics like clean water to drink, clean air to breath, resources to make food, clothing, and Read More