Amy Eshoo (she/her) 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) 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 300 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 (they/them) 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 their life, they grew up familiar with how circumstances can limit your involvement in addressing inequality. In their time here, they have 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 St.Clair (she/her) is one of 350 Maine's Communications Co-Coordinators and a Core member of Maine Youth for Climate Justice. Julia grew up in various parts of New England and having spent a good portion of her life in Maine, she is excited to be back in the state. Julia graduated from The New School in 2020 and holds a BA in environmental studies from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and a BFA in photography from Parsons School of Design. Julia is passionate about food justice, gardening, protecting rivers, advocating for Indigenous rights, and stopping fossil fuel pipelines. She also loves bees!
Madison (she/her) is one of 350 Maine's Communications Co-Coordinators and a Core member of Maine Youth for Climate Justice. She is from Cape Cod, MA, but moved to Maine to complete her high school career. Her goal in life is to become a marine biologist. Growing up she spent many of her Wednesdays in the labs of WHOI with Dawn Moran, microbiologist and big sister from the Big Sister Big Brother program. Madison is an activist, as well as an artist, circus performer, and barista. She is passionate about endangered species conservation, ocean conservation, and sustainable agriculture. She recently worked with a local community garden to teach youth leadership, sustainable agriculture, and healthy living. Oh, and her favorite ice cream flavor is peach!
Future opportunities to join the staff of 350 Maine and Maine Youth for Climate Justice (MYCJ) will be posted here!
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