Organizing for a Liveable Future

As you may have already heard, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest report. This report is the work of climate experts from around the world and has been signed by 195 countries. The report confirms much of what climate and environmental activists already knew: humans are causing climate change and we are not cutting emissions fast enough to mitigate the impacts. But there is still time to take drastic action now to ensure that the future will not be so grim. We can still work to reduce our emissions, but we need to be razor focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions for 2030 timelines. We need to educate, organize, and take action NOW. There is a place for everyone in the climate movement. 

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CALLS TO ACTION! 

Take Action to Stop Line 3! 

Line 3 is a proposed pipeline expansion to bring nearly a million barrels of tar sands per day from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin. It would violate the treaty rights and disrupt the wild rice lakes of Anishinaabe Nations. Click the image above to learn more. 

Want to get involved in the fight against Line 3? Send a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers’ Jamie Pinkham, urging for a full federal environmental impact statement. You can also take the ‘Pledge of Resistance’ with MN350. You can check out Stop the Money Pipeline to learn how you can divest from banks supporting the Line 3 project. And check out Resist Line 3, MN350, Honor the Earth, and Giniw Collective to learn more and get involved. Donate today to the frontlines or to bail funds to support protestors and Water Protectors who have been arrested resisting Line 3 construction.

Donate to the Stop Line 3 Bail Funds
Volunteer to collect signatures to get the COU on the ballot!
 

Our Power has fully shifted gears and are laser-focused on a fall signature-gathering effort. This is a huge undertaking, and volunteers are needed to collect signatures to put a consumer-owned utility on the ballot in 2022. You can sign up here to volunteer and get involved. There will be a volunteer organizing call in early September.

Ask your members of Congress to support a National Green Bank!

Maine passed its own Sustainability Accelerator, now it’s time to take action to pass the National Green Bank. Contact your representatives today and let them know we need to invest in clean energy infrastructure and jobs of the future. Use this form to tell your members of Congress to create a National Green Bank (Clean Energy Accelerator) by passing S. 283 and H.R.806.

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Maine Youth for Climate Justice Fall Internship
Maine Youth for Climate Justice (MYCJ) is hiring a youth fall intern who will provide support to the coalition’s internal and organizational work! If interested, the intern will also have the opportunity to assist with community organizing projects and tasks. The intern will work closely with 350 Maine’s Youth Engagement Coordinator and MYCJ’s decision making body, Core. This position is stipended at $15 per hour and will be done remotely. Both students, and youth who are not students, are encouraged to apply. Check out the full internship description here! The application includes this google form and uploading a resume, short audio recording, or video describing any background or experience the applicant would like to highlight. Applications are due by 11:59pm on Wednesday August 25th. Please share with any youth who might be interested!

Upcoming Events

350 Maine Statewide Meetings
Thursday, September 9, 6:30pm

Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for our statewide meeting next month! All are welcome to this informal virtual call to galvanize our action and have a discussion.

Register Here
350 Downeast Meeting
Sunday, September 19th,1-2pm 
Live in the downeast area and interested in getting involved with 350 Maine? 350 Downeast will not be meeting in August, but you can join the next virtual 350 Downeast meeting in September to learn about what the group is working on! Contact Mark Brown for link: dr.maineblackfly@gmail.com
350 Midcoast Meeting
No meeting this month! 

We will be taking a break in August and will reconvene in the fall.

Save the Date! 
Stop New England's Greenwashing of Mega Dam Hydropower! 

Wednesday, September 29th, 6:30-8pm

Did you know that part of Massachusetts’ renewable energy contracts include electricity generated from Canadian hydropower? This energy, sourced from megadams that violate Indigenous rights, destroy ecosystems, and release greenhouse gases, would be brought from Quebec through a transmission corridor running through Maine, that would cut through hundreds of miles of carbon-capturing forests and the ancestral territories of Indigenous communities. This corridor, commonly known as the CMP corridor or New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC), is not a climate justice solution and hydropower is not the clean energy that it has been marketed as. Learn more about this regional and international issue and what you can do as New England residents to take action and stand up for climate justice by attending this educational event with speakers from frontline communities. This webinar event will be co-hosted by 350 Maine, MYCJ, NAMRA, Sierra Club Maine. 

Register Here!
Save the Date! 
Indigenous People's Day

Monday, October 11th

350 Maine as part of the Tribal Sovereignty Coalition is on the Field Team to organize events for this day. Stay tuned!

Maine Climate News

Did you hear? 

  • The Gulf of Maine has recently experienced its warmest 5-year period in the instrumental record, according to a new report. You can listen to the story with Maine Public.
  • Environmental groups are urging Mainers to submit public comments in support of a mercury remediation plan for the Penobscot River. You can read more about it in this article from Maine Beacon and submit a comment here.
  • A judge has ruled that Maine had no authority to lease public land for the CMP corridor. You can read more about the decision and what it means for the fate of the corridor in this article
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