In this issue of Maine Environment, we feature an important story by NRCM Sustainable Maine staff Sarah Nichols and Chrissy Adamowicz, about the fundamental problems Maine is facing in regard to recycling materials, and how we can fix it through an extended producer responsibility for packaging policy reform. Sarah and Chrissy talk about a new model for recycling, which would take the cost burden off consumers and municipalities. Find out how you can get involved and how you can encourage your town officials to take action.
In this issue you can also read about the citizen initiative to allow Maine citizens to vote on the proposed Central Maine Power transmission line, which the majority of Mainers and NRCM think is a bad deal for Maine.
You can also read about our Protecting the Nature of Maine Campaign and a generous gift from two NRCM members to support our work protecting Maine’s rivers and streams.
In this issue, you can also read about our new board member and our 2019 Conservation Leadership Award recipients, including our People’s Choice Award.
Banner photo: Height of Land, Rangeley Region, by Levi Hahn