There are so many great reasons to participate in the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s annual Polar Bear Dip and Dash: All of the money raised supports NRCM’s work on clean and renewable energy and reducing climate change pollution. Physical activity is good for your health. So, a nice brisk 5K around Back Cove in Read More
I wouldn’t necessarily describe myself as an adventurous person. I refused to join my husband in going to see the new, terrifying (it seems to me!) Stephen King movie, “It.” Don’t look for me at those spooky houses during Halloween. And yet… I have plunged into the frigid ocean at Portland’s East End Beach not Read More
By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News story BELFAST, Maine — Every New Year’s Day, Mike Goulart of Belfast digs out his water shoes, dons a silly costume and heads to the boat launch, where he strives to be the first person to get into the frigid ocean during the city’s annual polar dip. Read More
My breath rose in clouds in front of my face as I rubbed my double-mittened hands together and looked up at the enormous digital clock above the city buildings: 10:45am. Fifteen minutes until the race start. Then…the time display was replaced by the temperature: 5 degrees. It was December 31st in 2013, and I sat in the Read More
NRCM’s 2012 Polar Dip and Dash is fast-approaching. Are you ready? Meet us the morning of December 31, 2012, at Portland’s East End Beach for a 5K run around Back Bay, then take the plunge at noon into the icy Atlantic! The event is a fun way to raise awareness and funds for NRCM’s work Read More
To raise awareness about global warming and to help raise funds to address it, one Natural Resources Council of Maine staffer has vowed to stay in a polar bear costume until NRCM reaches its pledge goals: Help us get him out of that costume! Please support our work for clean energy and efficiency by participating in Read More
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 climate work. Thanks to all who joined us! If you’d like to join us this year, sign up today!
I had always planned to donate my body to science but jumping into the Atlantic Ocean on January 2nd was not how I envisioned it happening. There I stood in any case on the appointed day last week, ready to do NRCM’s “Polar Plunge” to kick off our 50th anniversary year and raise money for Read More