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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

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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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BUSES ARE SOLD OUT!

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

The response for the Sierra Club Maine Charter Buses has been phenomenal


Currently tickets are sold out. We cannot take anymore names for our waiting list. 

PORTSMOUTH UPDATE: CHANGE IN PICK UP LOCATION!

Buses departing from RT. 33 Park and Ride

NOT C&J Trailways lot, due to construction on C&J lot.

Bus Riders with paid tickets will receive emails with the specifics for their bus departure times and locations.

The march will leave from the staging area above Columbus Circle, go down 6th Ave. turn on 42 St. and finish at 11th Ave between 34 and 38th Sts.  We will board our buses back to NH and ME from where the march finishes on 11th Ave.

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.

For more information visit http://peoplesclimate.org/logistics/

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

Where: New York City

When: Sunday, September 21, 2014

LET'S MAKE HISTORY! For more information on the march, contact Jeanine at 207-761-5616 or maine.chapter@sierraclub.org
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NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND RAIL RALLY in Poland Springs, ME  :  Taking the Train to Your Community

When: October 8th, 10 am - 4 pm

Where: Poland Spring Resort Poland, Maine

 Registration Fee: $25

Register Online at:

http://wmedc.org/our-services/wmedc-events/northern-new-england-rally-for-passenger-rail/

Sierra Club  Maine is excited to announce The Northern New England Rail Rally October 8th in Poland Springs. The Event features keynote speaker: Christopher Coes, Smart Growth America and Managing Director for LOCUS,  which is a network of real estate developers and investors who advocate for sustainable, walkable communities

The event features a luncheon and a Panel Discussion on Passenger Rail, as well as interactive break-out sessions on topics ranging from Funding, Political Will and Economic Development.

Contact: Tony Donovan, Director

Maine Rail Transit Coalition

Phone (207) 329-6732

E-mail: MeLikesRail@Gmail.com

For more information click HERE


  • 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.)

 

 
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 Film: "Ocean Frontiers" in Bar Harbor, Sept. 21

 Film: "Planet Ocean" in Kennebunk, Sept. 25

 Film: “Ocean Frontiers II” in Belfast, Sept. 24
 Northern New England Rail Rally, Poland Springs, Oct. 8
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"Walkin' the Talk for Smart Energy Solutions"

Save the Date For: Energy Day in ScarboroughNov. 1. at ACE Hardware.

What: Warm Home/Energy Day
When: Saturday, November 1,
Where: Oak Hill Ace Hardware,   29 Gorham Rd, Scarborough

Warm Home/Energy Day plans are gaining momentum for the November 1stevent at ACE Hardware in Scarborough. The Scarborough Lions and Kiwanis Clubs are on board to learn the art of making indoor storm windows and how to help install them. 

This is a day open to the whole community, to teach homeowners and renters alike how to take simple, affordable steps to reduce energy consumption. There will be handouts on energy efficiency and alternative energy, free gifts, and refreshments.

 

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