Maine Environment Fall 2017: What’s Inside!
School lunch programs are contributing enormously to food waste and the problems associated with it, included climate change. NRCM is tackling the school food waste problem in a growing number of districts around Maine. You can read about it in the article, “Taking a Bite Out of Food Waste,” written by Ryan Parker, NRCM’s “food waste guy,” in the Fall 2017 issue of our Maine Environment newsletter.
In this issue, you can also learn the latest about threat’s to Maine’s environment that are coming out of Washington, D.C., and about the latest goings-on with the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Read about our six new board members, all people who care deeply about the kind of Maine environment we will leave to the next generation. Our Conservation Leadership Award winners are also featured, and we’ve got special suggestions for ways to celebrate the holidays and protect Maine’s environment at the same time. And since it’s the 10th anniversary of the NRCM Polar Bear Dip & Dash, we’re celebrating with a trivia contest—read our newsletter to find out how to enter before December 15, 2017.
We hope you enjoy testimonials from six members who share why they support NRCM’s work protecting Maine’s land, air, waters, and wildlife. “I appreciate your informed, assertive activism in standing up for the protection of our environment.” – Anita Jones, Portland
Executive Director Lisa Pohlmann shares her views on why it’s more important than ever to “reach out and find common ground” with others. Read more in her column, “The Big Picture.”
Special addition to this newsletter: NRCM Rising! Our Fall 2017 issue of Maine Environment also a four-page insert that is all about our program focused on professionals in their 20s, 30s, and into their 40s—the next generation of Maine’s environmental stewards! Meet some of them, hear about the exciting activities they plan and participate in (from kayaking and hiking trips to beer tastings and legislative meet-and-greets). Find out more in this issue of our one-of-a-kind newsletter!