Calling all Greater Portland 350 Mainers!
There is strength and power in local organizing and in developing personal relationships. That’s why 350 Maine is inviting you to work with us to develop a 350 Greater Portland/Cumberland County. The reality: no shortage of work to be done. The request: continue your efforts to address climate disruption and ramp up your participation in people-powered movement (as Bill McKibben would say). Can we count on you? This work is critical for the representation at a Maine regional node convergence scheduled for July.
Please complete this Doodle Poll to identify your willingness to meet in mid-June to discuss all of this further.
Let’s Help Those Who Will Walk the Healing Walk
Every year indigenous elders in Alberta, Canada, lead the Healing Walk, a pilgrimage through tar sands ground zero, to shine a light on how this industry directly impacts their communities. It's a critical part of the movement to resist tar sands. For this year's walk, local 350 groups are working to bring together grassroots leaders from all across the country—including Maine—who are working to protect their communities from the risks of tar sands and other extreme energy. Your donation will go directly towards getting these frontline leaders to the Healing Walk. They’ll connect with people facing similar struggles and join a growing international network of front-line activists. We’ll equip them with the tools to tell their stories and get the media to pay attention. But they need your help. Please make a small donation now to help them make this journey.
Please ask your friends and family to join this historic effort to bring together those fighting to protect our air, land, water, and climate for future generations. If you have any questions or ideas, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring Divestment Home—to Your Town
From commitments to divest by institutions like Pitzer and the Wallace Global Fund, to student arrests at Harvard and Washington University, the divestment movement has been building some serious momentum. Now is a great time to start a new divestment campaign in your community. Looking for an exciting project for your climate action group to work on? Thought about starting your own campaign but not sure where to start? Next week's GoFossilFree.org Wednesday Web Workshop is for you. Here are the details:
WHAT: Starting a Community Divestment Campaign Web Workshop
WHEN: Wednesday, June 4th, 5:30pm PT/ 8:30pm ET
WHERE: Online! We'll send you a link when you RSVP.
Click here to RSVP for the "Starting a Community Divestment Campaign" web workshop.
Don’t forget to contact Karen Marysdaughter if you would like some more personal support getting started.
- Why One Canadian Is Walking the Healing Walk from Huff Post Impact Canada
- Rising Tides in Virginia End “Debate” on Climate Disruption from Daily Kos
- Power by the People: Solar Residential Installations Soar from ClimateProgress
- Tim deChristopher Talks about Anger, Love and Sacrifice from Yes!
Save the Date—and See the Calendar for More
- Monson, June 5: Stop The East-West Corridor (STEWC) anniversary potluck and party @5:30pm, FMI here
- Portland, June 6-8: 41st Annual Old Port Festival to build interest in 350 Greater Portland
- Bath, June 27: “Ships, Shoes & Submarines: Maine Jobs & Our Dependence on Military Production” public forum at the Winter Street Church (880 Washington Street, across from the library). Potluck supper at 5:30 p.m.; forum @6:30 p.m. Miriam Pemberton of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington and an expert on the conversion and diversification movement, will be one of the speakers.
- Alberta, Canada, June 27-29: 350 Maine is supporting the Healing Walk (also the 350.org webpage). FMI contact Sarah Lachance