Amy Eshoo (she/her/hers) is the Program Manager for 350 Maine, having been an active Core volunteer since 2015. Her climate actions encourage energy sustainability in her community. At Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport, where she is a parent, she was the project manager for the building of a net zero (Passive House certified) high school. Prior to this she was a practicing artist and art educator in London and New York. Her favorite things about her home in Maine is the quiet, and the dark night sky.
Cassie Cain (she/her/hers) is 350 Maine's Youth Engagement Coordinator, where she has worked in partnership with Maine Youth Action Network and multiple Maine youth-led groups to form Maine Youth for Climate Justice (MYCJ), a coalition of over 200 Maine youth activists fighting for bold climate action, climate justice, and a just transition in Maine. Cassie provides administrative and outreach support to MYCJ, helps youth build their organizing and leadership skills, connects youth to resources and support from intergenerational and adult ally organizations, and was one of the organizers for September 2019 climate strikes in Portland. She also serves as the MYCJ representative to Maine Youth Climate Strikes' Executive Board. Cassie graduated from Brandeis University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. At Brandeis, she was also an organizer for Brandeis Climate Justice’s fossil fuel divestment campaign. Having been raised in Maine, Cassie is grateful for the opportunity to organize with the climate justice movement here.
Jella Tatil (she/her/hers or they/them/their) is honored to join as the Climate Justice Fellow for Maine Youth Climate Justice and 350 Maine. Jella is currently an Environmental Science major at Colby College, and has worked as a Community Building programming fellow for the Pugh Community Board and as a Service Chair for the QuestBridge Chapter at Colby College in the past. Having lived in the Philippines and rural Arizona for most of his life, he grew up familiar with how circumstances can limit your involvement in addressing inequality. In his time here, he has been inspired by the engagement of the people of Maine in the issues most important to them. The climate justice movement must include and alleviate the voices of folks from diverse backgrounds, and Jella looks forward to working with everyone towards a more equitable future.
Julia von Ehr (she/her/hers) is the Communications Coordinator for 350 Maine where she works to maintain the 350 Maine website, send email blasts to our members, and coordinate social media postings with a working group of volunteers. Julia graduated from Colby College in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy and Cinema Studies. While at Colby, Julia was a leader within Colby’s Outing and Mountaineering clubs. Julia is inspired by Maine’s grassroots climate movement and grateful for the opportunity to share 350 Maine’s climate justice messaging with the public.
Our Organizational Structure and Governance
350 Maine is an intergenerational, volunteer-led group made up of regional subgroups 350 Greater Portland, 350 Downeast (based in Machias), and 350 Midcoast, as well as other volunteers throughout the state. Volunteers are organized into teams based on campaign, project or other long-term area of work. Teams are largely autonomous to carry out the work they are empowered to do, and coordinate with other parts of the group as needed.
When volunteers propose new campaigns or projects, these major decisions are brought to the HUB, which includes volunteer representatives from each team and regional subgroup, as well as 350 Maine’s three part-time staff. The HUB uses a modified consensus decision-making process.
350 Maine’s work is divided into a few team areas, which we conceptualize as “petals”. Current petals include:
- Communications lead (website, social media, media/press work)
- Operations lead (finances, data management, strategy)
Volunteer engagement/outreach lead (recruiting, welcoming and supporting new and existing members)
- Family Engagement
- Youth Engagement Coordinator (staff member)
- Staff (Program Manager/ Communications Coordinator)
Convenors of Regional groups
- 350 Midcoast; 350 Downeast
- Event/s lead/s
Our Mission and Actions
Click here to view a Powerpoint slideshow with in-depth information on our mission and activities.