Bonnie Barclay

Bonnie Barclay, Climate Outreach and Maine Brewshed Alliance Coordinator

Bonnie BarclayBonnie is an experienced organizer, project manager, facilitator, and evaluator who has worked on climate and energy, forest, ocean, toxics, agriculture, and democracy campaigns in the US and globally. She brings this experience to her work connecting federal and Maine climate efforts, and organizing advocacy for clean water as coordinator of the Maine Brewshed Alliance. Bonnie brings close to 20 years working in the environmental advocacy field, including 10 years with Greenpeace. Prior to that, she worked for the California League of Conservation Voters, UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, Safer Pest Control Project, and the Public Interest Research Group. A native New Englander who’s lived overseas and throughout the US, Bonnie is excited to be living and working in Maine again. She graduated from UMASS Amherst with degrees in Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Science and Policy. She lives in York County and loves hiking, swimming, sailing, and photography.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Coffee (non-dairy) ice-cream

Favorite quote by an outdoor or science author: The real wealth of the Nation lies in the resources of the earth soil, water, forests, minerals, and wildlife. To utilize them for present needs while insuring their preservation for future generations requires a delicately balanced and continuing program, based on the most extensive research. Their administration is not properly, and cannot be, a matter of politics.” -Rachel Carson

Favorite Maine places: Goose Rocks Beach for the childhood memories and Cadillac Mountain for the hiking and sunrise

Why I Do This Work

I do this work because I believe we all have a responsibility to protect our home and communities and to advocate for things that are bigger than us. “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” -from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy