Take Action with Us

Are you ready to join us this fall to take climate action? We have events planned, actions to take, and ways to get involved with 350 Maine. We invite you to join us on Thursday, September 9th at 6:30pm for our virtual Statewide Meeting when we will outline the coming months and roles to take. 350 Maine is a grassroots organization and that means you! You are our power and it is your activism that makes the change we need. We look forward to seeing you again, even if it is still virtual!

Register for our Statewide Meeting!

CALLS TO ACTION! 

Volunteer to collect signatures to get the COU on the ballot!

Our Power is hosting a volunteer training this coming Tuesday, September 7 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the campaign's progress, how you actually go about collecting signatures, and will also be a fun chance to get to know each other. Please, feel free to invite your friends, family, and neighbors! Our Power needs hundreds of volunteers to collect signatures and make our vision of consumer-owned power in Maine a reality. RSVP for the training here!

Voting open for the Natural Resources Council of Maine People's Choice Award!

Every year NRCM honors a Mainer who has worked tirelessly to protect Maine’s environment to ensure future generations can enjoy the state we love. 350 Maine’s Cassie Cain and Amy Eshoo nominated Andy Burt for her tireless grassroots organizing work in the state. Vote now through Tuesday September 15th. 

Take Action to Stop Line 3! 

More than 2,000 Water Protectors gathered last week at the Minnesota State Capitol for the ‘Treaties Not Tarsands’ Rally calling for the government to 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. You can learn more here.

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

Support relief efforts in Haiti and Louisiana!

Last month a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti near the city of Les Cayes leaving hundreds of thousands of people in need of humanitarian assistance. And just this past week, Louisiana was hit by the category 4 Hurricane Ida causing widespread damage across the state. 

You can support those impacted by these recent disasters in Haiti and Louisiana through Project HOPE. Project HOPE provides on the ground medical care and support for areas impacted by disasters.

Donate to Project HOPE

Upcoming Events

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

Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for our next statewide meeting! All are welcome to this informal virtual call to galvanize our action and have a discussion. Please register in advance for this meeting, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register Here
350 Downeast Meeting
Sunday, September 19th,1-2pm 
Live in the downeast area and interested in getting involved with 350 Maine? You can join the next virtual 350 Downeast meeting this month to learn about what the group is working on! Contact Mark Brown for link: dr.maineblackfly@gmail.com
Understanding Dawnland Today
Thursday, September 23rd,6pm 
The League of Women Voters of Maine presents a series to promote a better understanding of the past and present of the Wabanaki indigenous people. The four-part series kicks off with a screening and discussion of the movie Dawnland and will dive into difficult truths about the colonization of Maine to help us become better allies of the Wabanaki tribes. Click here to see the schedule and RSVP.
Maine Climate Council Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, September 29th,9am 
Interested to learn what the Maine Climate Council has been up to? The next Maine Climate Council meeting will take place September 29th at 9:00a.m. Details about how to attend and observe will be announced soon here.
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? 

  • Mainers rallied in Brunswick to urge Senator King to support a budget bill to tackle the climate crisis. Maine Youth for Climate Justice member, Anna Siegel spoke at the event. You can read more about it in this article from The Beacon.
  • Did you read the recent IPCC report? Wondering what it means for Maine? You can learn more about what the IPCC report means for Maine here.
  • Indigenous Resistance Against Carbon, A new report was recently released  by the Indigenous Environmental Network and Oil Change International, examines over two dozen fossil fuel fights across Turtle Island — including many that 350 local groups have fought alongside Indigenous Peoples — finding that Indigenous resistance has stopped or delayed GHG pollution equivalent to at least one-quarter of annual U.S. and Canadian emissions. You can check out the report and the press release.
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