Our Annual Citizen Action Day drew members from around the state for a training by NRCM staff and an opportunity to meet with their elected officials. Participants spoke with dozens of lawmakers about bills to reduce sulfur pollution, ensure healthy rivers and streams, and protect Maine’s marine fisheries. They also delivered letters to the governor, watched the… Continue Reading
We recently achieved important progress on several important bills to reduce toxic pollution and promote responsible recycling of consumer products. Members of the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, including NRCM, joined in a State House rally to celebrate unanimous votes by the Natural Resources Committee in support of amended versions of a new Toxics Use Reduction… Continue Reading
Join NRCM or our 2015 Citizen Action Day on Tuesday, April 7. Right now, NRCM is working hard to help pass legislation that will protect Maine’s environment. We need your help! Come to Citizen Action Day, here at NRCM headquarters in Augusta, to learn about bills we’re working on and hear tips on how to talk with your elected… Continue Reading
On December 31, some two dozen NRCM staff and supporters plunged into the icy Atlantic off Portland, Maine, to raise awareness of and funds for global warming work. Thanks to all who joined us!
My coworker Leisa and I were interested in learning more about ways to stay safe and warm during our polar plunge, happening on Thursday in Portland. The first rule is: DON’T sign up to do the plunge. We wish we had known that rule sooner. We did find some helpful “Polar Plunge Tips” on NaBloPoMo.com. They… Continue Reading
One of my favorite blog posts from this past year is Matt Scease’s “NRCM polar plunge – a survivor’s story” post. I was at the polar plunge on January 2nd, but couldn’t participate due to a recent surgery to remove my tonsils. I enjoyed the event and watching my colleagues and others run into – and then quickly… Continue Reading
NRCM helped put together a special event at the Maine State House to raise awareness about using reusable bags.
Each year, the Natural Resources Council of Maine honors an individual or group who has demonstrated a dedication to and passion for Maine’s environment and whose actions have made a real difference at the local, regional, or state level. This year, NRCM honored Russell Pierce, Esq. of the law firm of Norman, Hanson and DeTroy, for… Continue Reading
You’re invited to a very exciting event! Dan Reicher, Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives at Google, will be the keynote speaker at NRCM’s annual meeting, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 in at Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Internet powerhouse Google is investing tens of millions of dollars in clean energy technology. According to… Continue Reading