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Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club

To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth

44 Oak St, Suite 301,  Portland ME 04101 

(207) 761-5616, maine.chapter@sierraclub.org

This year -

Celebrate the Wild

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 Sierra Club & ReVision Partnership!

To support our important environmental advocacy and education work, ReVision Energy will make a donation for each solar system (depending on the size of the system) purchased by a Sierra Club supporter.

To get started, click HERE to schedule a free appointment with ReVision for an estimate for a photovoltaic and/or hot water solar system for your home or business.

Thanks for doing your part for cleaner energy in Maine and helping to support the Sierra Club by going solar!

   
 

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Ride Sierra Club's Maine Charter Buses to the People's Climate March in NYC!

Sierra Club Maine is organizing special charter buses to bring Mainers to the historic People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21. Tickets to ride our charter buses are only $30 round trip.

We brought several charter buses to the big climate rally in DC last year, and we hope to be able to bring more Mainers to this big event, which will be the largest climate rally in history!

SIGN UP AND PAY FOR YOUR CHARTER BUS TICKET HERE!

Buses will depart Portland (and other Maine locations depending on demand) early Sunday morning, arriving for the march in the early afternoon. The final logistics of the march aren’t set yet, but it will be 2-3 miles through Manhattan. The march will be a well-organized, family-friendly, peaceful, safe and fun event. Buses will depart NYC in the early evening and arrive back in Maine around midnight.

What: Ride Sierra Club’s Maine Charter Bus to the People's Climate March

Where: New York City

When: Sunday, September 21, 2014

You can purchase tickets online here or by sending a check for $30/ticket made out to: Sierra Club Maine Chapter, 44 Oak St. Suite 301, Portland, ME 04101.

LET'S MAKE HISTORY! For more information on the march, contact Jeanine at 207-761-5616 or maine.chapter@sierraclub.org

Download a color or black & white Maine Climate March flyer here! Help us spread the word!


You're Invited to Sierra Club Maine’s Annual Dinner ~ Award Ceremony
Celebrating  the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act


Friday, September 5
Reception 5:30 pm     Dinner 6:30 pm

Featured Speaker
Congressman Mike Michaud
 
Mike will share his experience as an advocate for protecting Maine’s rivers, forests, coasts, and wildlands. 
 
Maple Hill Farm Inn -11 Inn Road, Hallowell, ME
Please RSVP by July 15th with your payment of $40.00. Click HERE to purchase a ticket or mail check to
44 Oak Street, Suite 301, Portland, ME 04101.
The ticket price includes dinner and dessert. A cash bar will also be available.

 Spencer Mountain painting courtesy of Andrew Wayne Gelinas 


  •  testimony in opposition to the proposed mining rules in LD 1772. The proposed rules would place our state's clean rivers, lakes and groundwater at great risk from toxic metallic mining contamination, and expose Maine's taxpayers to pollution clean-up costs for many generations.

  • Read testimony in support of LD 1602, to establish a Commission to study the effects of ocean acidification and its effects on commercial shellfish harvested on the grown along the Maine Coast ere is testimony against LD 646, which would weaken Maine's homegrown Renewable Energy Standardsead testimony in opposition to LD 1147 and LD 1323, which would harm or could possibly halt wind energy investment in Maine ead testimony in support of LD 1652 and LD 1252 which would help to build a robust solar program in Maineere is testimony in opposition to LD 1791, which would undermine Maine's Wind Energy Act. ead testimony in opposition to LD 1838 from Glen Brand Chapter Director. LD 1838 would set a bad precedent by improperly taking money from Bureau of Parks and Land’s (BPL) timber harvesting revenue to use it for unrelated purposes, in this case to fund Efficiency Maine Trust prog

Take Action to Stop Corporate East-West Highway!

The Cianbro Corporation wants to build a 220-mile toll superhighway that would cut through the heart of Maine's north woods from New Brunswick to Quebec.

This "East-West" truck transport highway would endanger our waterways and air quality, increase noise and light pollution, harm key wilderness recreational areas, and diminish the tourism experience in the region.

Sign our petition opposing the Corporate East-West Highway today.

Cianbro lobbyists have been traveling the state to get this superhighway built. Maine citizens need to push back with a strong message that the $2 billion, privately-owned highway would threaten dozens of local communities, landowner private property rights, and potentially leave Maine taxpayers on the hook for this risky project.

The more people we get to sign, the louder our voice.

Add your voice by signing our petition opposing the Corporate East-West Highway.

A smarter idea would be to study the sustainable option of moving goods across Maine on the existing train infrastructure.

Don't let the corporate lobbyists drown us out.

(Katahdin photo courtesy of Bill Silliker, Jr.)

 

 
 
Upcoming Events
Ferry Beach State Park  August 5 (rain date 8/7)
 100 Mile Wilderness Celebration, West Branch Pond Camps, August 8 - 10
 Film: The Meaning of Wild, North Haven, August 13

 Sunday River Swim and Step Falls Hike in Newry,  August 14

 Film: Into the Arctic II, Bar Harbor, August 17
Bickford Slides, Evans Notch Wt. Mt. National Forest,  August 30
 Film: Ocean Frontiers, Bar Harbor, Sept. 21
 Borestone Mountain, Elliottsville, October 11
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