Emmie Theberge

Emmie Theberge, Outreach Director

Emmie ThebergeEmmie brings more than a decade of experience in environmental advocacy and organizing to her work as NRCM’s outreach director. In this role, she leads the organization’s efforts to deepen relationships with people across Maine and build enduring power that will protect and strengthen Maine’s environment for this and future generations. Working closely with NRCM’s outreach team and staff across the organization, Emmie serves as a resource for campaign planning, issue organizing, community engagement, and the strategic integration of outreach, communications, and grassroots advocacy into NRCM’s work. Emmie grew up on Orr’s Island and graduated from Colby College where she studied Government and Environmental Policy. Prior to heading up NRCM’s outreach program, Emmie was NRCM’s federal director for five years, advocated for state and local climate and clean energy policies for NRCM for eight years, and was the founding director of  NRCM Rising. She lives with her family in Central Maine and enjoys exploring the Maine outdoors. 

Favorite quote by an outdoor or science author: “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” —Rachel Carson

Favorite Maine place: “Orr’s Island, where I was raised, of course! Okay, or one Maine’s many wild islands, such as Halifax Island.


Why I Do This Work

"The nature of Maine, which I cherished as a child and still do today, is unique and exceptional. This is in great part because of the attention, diligence, and care many people before me, including NRCM’s founders and members, have shown over decades. I feel an obligation and calling to do my part in protecting this special place for my children and theirs."