Emmie Theberge

Emmie Theberge, Federal Director

Emmie ThebergeEmmie brings more than a decade of professional experience in environmental advocacy to her work as NRCM’s federal director. In this role, she leads NRCM’s efforts to track and respond to federal policies and proposals that would affect Maine’s environment and people. Emmie works closely with partners at national environmental organizations and communicates regularly with members of Maine’s Congressional delegation. Emmie grew up on Orr’s Island and graduated from Colby College where she studied Environmental Policy and Government. Prior to heading up NRCM’s federal program, Emmie worked on climate and clean energy advocacy 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."