Does that old sweater have sentimental values? Unravel the yarn and use it to knit new hat or scarf. Or remove the arms and fashion them into colorful leggings. Repurposing items like these can be fun, saves you money and protects natural resources. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of… Continue Reading
Unity College was recently recognized by the National Association of College and University Food Services for its commitment to sustainability! That’s good news, not only for the college but for other educational institutions throughout Maine. Unity’s efforts include initiatives that look at every level of the Food Recovery Hierarchy as a tool in the toolbox… Continue Reading
If your heating system is more than 15 years old it might be worth investing in a new one. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
By Melanie Sochan The Forecaster news story SOUTH PORTLAND — With the flip of a switch Tuesday, the city’s new solar farm officially became the largest municipally owned array in the state. “It feels good,” Mayor Patti Smith exclaimed while flipping on the system’s switches. A few dozen people – including city officials and employees,… Continue Reading
by Steve Collins, Staff Writer Sun Journal news story Watch the Androscoggin River today as it flows down from the Great Falls at Lewiston-Auburn and it seems scarcely believable it was once little more than an open sewer, full of toxic chemicals, a channel for every throwaway thing that could be swept to the sea…. Continue Reading
By Susan Sharon Maine Public news story Wednesday marks the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the landmark law authored by U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine, who was inspired by the Androscoggin and other rivers that were being treated as open sewers. Along the Androscoggin there were more than half a dozen paper… Continue Reading
The retailer in Freeport will soon open Maine’s largest plug-in station to show leadership and promote sustainable practices, and other businesses may take notice. By Tux Turkel, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story FREEPORT — L.L. Bean is completing construction at its flagship retail store on what will be Maine’s largest charging station for… Continue Reading
On this day in 1972,the Clean Water Act was established as federal law. Written by Maine’s own Senator Edmund Muskie, the act helps protect lakes, rivers, and streams, resulting in an overall healthier environment. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Describe Enormous Progress and Serious Threats to Clean Water in Maine NRCM news release Lewiston, ME — Today on the banks of the Androscoggin, once labeled the most polluted river in America, a diverse group of Mainers described the importance of the Clean Water Act. The Act became law on October 18, 1972, when Congress… Continue Reading