Spring clean without harsh chemicals. Find out how by ordering NRCM’s Clean & Healthy Housekeeping brochure. You’ll find safe recipes for cleaning every room in your house, and tips for keeping your stuff clean and shiny – all without toxic chemicals. Get the brochure today. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our… Continue Reading
More communities are developing ordinances meant to protect residents from toxic chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects. by Mary Pols, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Even though Paul Schlein is a careful, detail-oriented sort, he didn’t fuss over his testimony before heading to Augusta late last month for a hearing on a… Continue Reading
It’s the governor’s second attempt at pushing the pesticide policy. by Mary Pols, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA — A bill proposed by Gov. Paul LePage that would prevent Maine municipalities from limiting or banning pesticide use appears headed for defeat after a legislative committee voted 9-2 against it Wednesday. About 20… Continue Reading
Senator Davis, Representative Martin, and members of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government, my name is Ryan Parker and I am the Sustainable Maine Policy Advocate for the Natural Resources Council of Maine. I appreciate this opportunity to testify in opposition to LD 1853. The Maine Board of Pesticides Control lists on… Continue Reading
Most poisonings that occur in the home are caused by cleaning products, and most victims are under age six. Clean with nontoxic materials such as vinegar, peroxide, and baking soda—get recipes by requesting our Clean and Healthy Housekeeping brochure at our Publications page. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of… Continue Reading
Senator Saviello, Representative Tucker, and members of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee: My name is Nick Bennett. I am the Staff Scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), and I am testifying in opposition to LD 1797. LD 1797 would weaken protections for the environment and public health in the Department of… Continue Reading
NRCM’s “Clean and Healthy Housekeeping” brochure offers many solutions for cleaning throughout your home without the use of harsh, toxic chemicals. Order yours today for green cleaning in the New Year! To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Bangor Daily News editorial We generally believe presidents should have wide to appoint people who share their views to cabinet and other executive branch positions. Some nominees, however, are so far out of the mainstream or so unqualified that their nominations should be rejected. Michael Dourson is one of those people. President Donald Trump has… Continue Reading
Skip the expensive dishwasher additives—clean your drinking glasses with a solution of vinegar and water. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.