350 Greater Portland

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Click here to watch part 1 and here for part 2 of an awesome cartoon by O'Chang Studios on how climate change is affecting sea life in the Gulf of Maine, especially Maine's lobster industry!


 

What is 350 Greater Portland up to?

Currently we are developing creative actions to raise awareness about how runaway carbon pollution is harming the Gulf of Maine, and the people who depend on and enjoy it. We're planning events, forging relationships, and gearing up for the good work needed to build a brighter future in and around Portland, in Maine, and beyond. This is a joint campaign with 350 Maine's Extreme Energy and Solutions Team.

Join us as we build a local movement for a safe climate! We are working to promote clean, renewable energy generation in our communities, and prevent the construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure in Maine.

350 Greater Portland meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church. For more information, please contact Lee Chisholm.

LumenARRT!—a new and exciting group of video projectionist members of the Maine Union of Visual Artists—together with Portsmouth’s Leftist Marching Band joined 350 Greater Portland on Friday, May 6, in front of Mechanic’s Hall on Congress Street for an audio-visual bash. It represents a new way of messaging the threat posed by climate change and global warming to our beloved Gulf of Maine. Check it out here.


 

Want more information on how climate change is affecting the sea life and economy of the Gulf of Maine?

See this info sheet

Sources:

Friends of Casco Bay - Sounding the Alarm on Ocean Acidification

Olympia J. Snowe, Newsweek - Lack of Action on Climate Change is Costing Fishing Jobs

Portland Press Herald - Gulf of Maine Warming Faster Than Most Bodies of Saltwater, Research Finds

Portland Press Herald - Maine Trying to Turn Back Green Crab Invasion

Portland Press Herald - Shrimp Depletion in Gulf of Maine Part of a Pattern Across the Globe

State of Maine - Coastal and Ocean Acidification Report

 


Check out these Save Our Seas campaign banners!

Thanks to our friends in the Artists' Rapid Response Team (ARRT!) for their support.

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