Sarah Nichols

Sarah Nichols, Sustainable Maine Director

Sarah Nichols

Sarah Nichols, photo by Lynn Fantom

Sarah is a waste policy expert and leads NRCM’s local and state efforts to reduce waste and litter, encourage reuse, and increase recycling and composting in Maine. Prior to joining NRCM in 2014, she spent several years working to improve recycling programs in rural communities. She earned a master’s degree from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California Santa Barbara, where she specialized in environmental policy, and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in Environmental & Resource Economics. Sarah is from Bath and resides in Cumberland.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Honey lavender


Why I Do This Work

"Humans need to check themselves before they wreck themselves. We can and must do better; and the way we do that is through changes in policy and holding polluters accountable."