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 in the 100% Clean Renewable Energy campaign and the Youth Movement with focused work in Portland, Scarborough and South Portland. It doesn't matter where you live, just that you are ready to end our dependence on fossil fuels and help our towns transition to renewables. Whether you petition, rally, build, write, sing or shout, you are wanted! We meet bi-monthly in Portland.
To join or get info contact: Amy Eshoo, firstname.lastname@example.org
350 Maine Downeast
Founded in September 2017 this group has already co-sponsored an Earth Day Celebration with a lecture and film showing, followed by a panel discussion, at the University of Maine at Machias. Members (from six towns) are now organizing a window insulation project to offer residents an affordable way to reduce heating costs, be more comfortable and energy efficient.
To join or get info contact: Mark Brown, email@example.com
350 Maine Midcoast
Ready to ignite and take action in the region!
To join or get info contact: Gabe Burford firstname.lastname@example.org