On March 25th, Maine Governor John Baldacci signed a first-in-the-nation “framework product stewardship” law, introduced by Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes (D-Yarmouth). The law creates a systematic approach for identifying troublesome products in the waste stream for new “product stewardship” programs – which assign end-of-life recovery and recycling costs to product manufacturers. The approach will be Read More
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March 28 was Maine Maple Sunday, when sugar houses across the state opened their doors to the public and celebrated this wonderful family-friendly tradition with syrup-making demos, music, and products – maple candy, butter, cookies, pancakes, even maple tea, and of course, syrup. Typically, the season runs from February to late March or early April. Read More
NRCM Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim speaks at Maine Wind Power Day on March 26 at the State House about why wind power, in carefully located areas, is so important for Maine’s people and environment.
Business leaders gathered at the State House to release a letter written to Maine Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, urging strong and effective action to help address the threat of climate change. The letter was signed by more than 500 Maine businesses, including Hannaford Bros. Co., Lee Auto Malls, Oakhurst Dairy, Reed & Reed, Mattson Read More
With less than 40 days until the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, NRCM participated in a Maine State House press conference calling for passage of federal climate and clean energy legislation. We released a statement signed by 40 organizations, representing more than 140,000 Maine residents. Lawmakers also released a letter in support of federal clean Read More
Our Annual Citizen Action Day drew members from around the state for a training by NRCM staff and an opportunity to meet with their elected officials. Participants spoke with dozens of lawmakers about bills to reduce sulfur pollution, ensure healthy rivers and streams, and protect Maine’s marine fisheries. They also delivered letters to the governor, watched the Read More
On December 31, some two dozen NRCM staff and supporters plunged into the icy Atlantic off Portland, Maine, to raise awareness of and funds for climate work. Thanks to all who joined us! If you’d like to join us this year, sign up today!
We hope you enjoy this fun holiday video celebrating NRCM’s 50th anniversary. From all of us at the Natural Resources Council of Maine, happy holidays and thanks for a great year!
Portland GreenDrinks hosted the Natural Resources Council of Maine and Repower at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute December 8, 2009, coinciding with the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Thanks to all who attended and took action for a clean, renewable energy future!