350 Maine's approach to climate crisis organizing is to create space for those concerned about the planet's health and the trajectory of our fossil fuel consumption.
Within that space we are determined to fight back against a political and economic system that says we are not allowed to challenge the status quo or offer alternatives to our destructive habits. Because we know that a "better world is possible" we strive to create those realities from the bottom up.
Though we consider ourselves part of a larger global climate justice movement, we also know that some of the most important work we can do is right here in our backyards, in our towns and communities, and in this lovely state of Maine we call home.
With all that in mind, we have welcomed the creation of regional groups across the state that are self-organizing and self-determining the course of their activism. We all come together to support one another, leveraging our collective strength and resources, but also allow for smaller groups to take the lead in their own fights and the championing of their own initiatives.
350 Greater Portland
Members of this group are active adult allies in our Youth Engagement Working Group influencing Portland and South Portland’s Climate Action Plan with youth activists; focus on pushing for bold climate justice policy in Augusta; support Protect South Portland in the fight against local fossil fuel infrastructure. It doesn’t matter where you live or whether you petition, rally, build, write, sing or shout, you are wanted! Lead Convenor needed for bi-weekly meetings in Portland. Get in touch if you are interested!
To join or get info contact: Amy Eshoo, [email protected]
350 Maine Downeast
This group (with members from six towns) has co-sponsored Earth Day Celebrations the last two years and organized Window Dressers builds bringing window insulation to residents as an affordable way to reduce heating costs, be more comfortable and energy efficient. 350 Downeast is a founding member of the Washington County Coalition of Environmental Groups formed summer 2019. Members include: 350 Downeast, EcoSattvas DownEast, Indivisible Washington County, Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and Washington Academy Sustainability Club.
Click here to check out the 350 Maine Downeast Website
To join or get info contact: Mark Brown, [email protected]
350 Maine Midcoast
Ready to ignite and take action in the region!
To join or get info contact: Gabe Burford, [email protected]
A 350 Maine Volunteer Tabling in Portland, 2016 (Courtesy of Susan Gatti)