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Alex Ferraro
Creative Associate

One of the issues that most reliably gets people excited and engaged is our campaign to defend our public lands, especially the Tongass National Forest. But why are people from California to Texas to Maine so passionate about a forest in remote southern Alaska? Much of that passion owes to the fact that some places stir the imagination and therefore, the soul. People also understand intuitively that the campaign to save the Tongass is about something larger than even that vast forest: It’s about what we value as a society.

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Anya Fetcher
State Director

The Maine Climate Council is considering recommendations for the new statewide Climate Action Plan, and is asking Maine people to provide input through online surveys. Now is the time for you to speak up for the environment and our communities! The following recommendations have been identified by Maine’s environmental, public health, social justice, and community organizations, including Environment Maine, as essential components for Maine's Climate Action Plan. We urge you to fill out the surveys today and encourage the Climate Council to take bolder, quicker action to reduce carbon pollution.

For what would become the nation’s most effective conservation and recreation law, it was an awkward beginning. 

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Michaela Morris
Associate, Protect Our Oceans, Environment America

Check out the following list of some of our favorite ocean livestreams. These livestreams dive deep into the big blue sea, exploring everything from jellies to coral reefs. 

Tips for making the most of a backyard camping adventure.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Greener Together writing contest! We are pleased to announce the winners.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

With Mother’s Day right around the corner (May 10), many of us are making plans to celebrate our moms. Here are 12 ideas that you can use celebrate both your mom and nature this Mother’s Day.

Looking for some children’s books to help spark your young one’s love of nature? We’ve got you covered.

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Anya Fetcher
State Director

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Environment Maine is challenging you to #ActOnClimate all week for Earth Week! 

Earth Day was primed for a big celebration this year -- it's 50th. But with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it's an event that can't be celebrated with a big party. Still, that doesn't mean teachers (and parents teaching at home) can't connect with students on a broad array of environmental issues.