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!
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 Read More
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 Read More
Come be Bold in the Cold with NRCM as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary with a final event on December 31st at high noon — a Polar Plunge in Portland. We’ll gather at East End Beach to prove how brave we are, and how committed we are to the Natural Resources Council of Maine. NRCM started the Read More
NRCM staff and members had a great night at the ball game July 1st! Despite some fog and drizzle, more than 75 of us sat together in the Hadlock Field stadium to watch a double-header between the Portland Sea Dogs and the New Britain Rock Cats. The gathering was one of our “50 Events for 50 Read More
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
There are three little words that are eliciting a variety of responses around the NRCM office these days… “Polar”… “Bear”… “Plunge.” That’s right, as we began planning ways to celebrate our 50th anniversary next year, we thought, what better way to dive into the festivities than a brisk romp in the Atlantic Ocean? We have Read More