Maine Environment Spring 2018: What’s Inside! In this issue of Maine Environment, we feature an important story about big-picture implications of plastic waste, and why we need to shift away from the use of “convenience plastics.” It also highlights the work Sarah Lakeman, NRCM’s Sustainable Maine project director, is doing with local Maine towns to… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
It’s more important than ever these days to reach out and find common ground with new people. At NRCM, we recognize that the power of our 20,000 current supporters helps us achieve many of our objectives, but we must get even more people involved to continue to protect Maine’s air, land, and water. NRCM staff… Continue Reading
Maine Environment Spring 2016: What’s Inside The Spring 2016 edition of our Maine Environment newsletter features a big story with a title that says it all: “A Historic Opportunity: A New National Monument in Maine.” Written by NRCM’s Forests & Wildlife Project Director Cathy Johnson, the story shares the inside scoop on what a new… Continue Reading
Berta Caceres led the battle against a huge hydroelectric dam in Honduras until she was gunned down this month. by Jesse McMahon and Jennifer Curtis, members of the NRCM Rising Leadership Team Portland Press Herald op-ed To mark Woman’s History Month, we honor women around the world who are fighting for climate action, for clean air to… Continue Reading
With the help, support, and engagement of people who love Maine, NRCM played a vital role in delivering big victories for our environment in 2015. Because of you, we can celebrate progress in many areas.
I recently had the opportunity, as a member of the NRCM Rising Leadership Team, to visit the proposed National Park property East of Baxter for the first time. I excitedly accepted, and am so glad I did!
by Lisa Pohlmann, NRCM Executive Director I have been speaking with many of NRCM’s longtime members these past few months. They remember with pride how NRCM helped restore the Kennebec from a stinking industrial dump to a vibrant river that supports the largest alewife run east of the Mississippi. They remember when we helped ban… Continue Reading
by NRCM board member Tony Owens, MD In Pilgrims of the Wild, Grey Owl (aka Archibald Belaney) tells us in his autobiography about his life’s commitment to ecological restoration and specifically to the protection of the beaver, a species which he previously had trapped in a subsistence fashion until he befriended two beaver kits, orphaned… Continue Reading