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December 2020

Future Focus

December 1, 2020

Speaker Series Featuring Maine's Youth Climate Justice Activists Young adults throughout Maine are innovating, organizing, and leading efforts to connect and address the most pressing social and environmental issues we face, and many have garnered statewide, national, and international recognition and accolades.  Join us for a youth-led monthly webinar series highlighting youth climate justice activists and their stories from across the state.  Each one-hour session will focus on a different individual and the intersectional leadership work they are doing in…

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Join us on #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2020

Join us on #GivingTuesday, December 1st, 2020, a global day of unity and giving, and ask yourself, what will you do today that tomorrow will thank you for? In this time of uncertainty, there's a fundamental truth that gives us hope - that together we can do extraordinary things. With your support we can continue to move forward, creating, innovating and building programs, services and partnerships that help our members and communities thrive. The Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative (SMCC) is…

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Portland Sustainability Series

December 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

One Climate Future, Charting a Course for Portland and South Portland Normally held the fourth Wednesday of the month, the November edition of the series has been moved to the first week of December due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Virtual Event via Zoom from 5:30p.m. - 7:00p.m. - Click here for Zoom info Our businesses, neighborhoods, and way of life are worth protecting. Knowing our future will be impacted by climate change, we must collectively work to ensure that our…

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January 2021

Future Focus

January 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Speaker Series Featuring Maine's Youth Climate Justice Activists Young adults throughout Maine are innovating, organizing, and leading efforts to connect and address the most pressing social and environmental issues we face, and many have garnered statewide, national, and international recognition and accolades.  Join us for a youth-led monthly webinar series highlighting youth climate justice activists and their stories from across the state.  Each one-hour session will focus on a different individual and the intersectional leadership work they are doing in…

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Portland Sustainability

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Preserving land and history: the story of Bishop Healy's cottage on Little Diamond Island. Earlier this year, the Oceanside Conservation Trust preserved two significant waterfront lots on Little Diamond Island. Although today the lots are covered with mature woods and look as if they have always been so, in fact one of them was once the site of a large summer cottage. The cottage was built by Bishop Healy, the first Black Roman Catholic Bishop in the United States. The…

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February 2021

Future Focus: Class and race in rural areas.

February 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Speaker Series Featuring Maine's Youth Climate Justice Activists Young adults throughout Maine are innovating, organizing, and leading efforts to connect and address the most pressing social and environmental issues we face, and many have garnered statewide, national, and international recognition and accolades.  Join us for a youth-led monthly webinar series highlighting youth climate justice activists and their stories from across the state.  Each one-hour session will focus on a different individual and the intersectional leadership work they are doing in…

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Portland Sustainability Series

February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Water World – Portland Water District and the Natural and Built Infrastructure for Treating and Managing Water. Join us for a discussion with Portland Water District environmental manager Paul Thomas Hunt about the natural and built systems involved in local and regional water management. In reality, water manages itself. Drops of water are carried in clouds. It rains and they fall to the ground around us. They infiltrate, flow, change state, and generally move downhill until finally reaching the ocean.…

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March 2021

Future Focus: Creativity and Climate Action with Jess Cooper

March 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Speaker Series Featuring Maine's Youth Climate Justice Activists Young adults throughout Maine are innovating, organizing, and leading efforts to connect and address the most pressing social and environmental issues we face, and many have garnered statewide, national, and international recognition and accolades.  Join us for a youth-led monthly webinar series highlighting youth climate justice activists and their stories from across the state.  Each one-hour session will focus on a different individual and the intersectional leadership work they are doing in…

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Atlantic Black Box

March 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Learning to Read the Maine Landscape Through the Lens of Racial History Guest Speakers: Meadow Dibble and Kate McMahon RSVP and learn more here New England has long repressed the memory of its complicity in Atlantic world slavery, just as our dominant narrative has suppressed the stories of the region's free and enslaved Black and Indigenous populations. Despite this persistent collective amnesia, the land remembers. Atlantic Black Box, through its community-based historical recovery model, empowers individuals and institutions across the region to…

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Portland Sustainability

March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us via zoom for a discussion with volunteers and staff of WindowDressers about their program to provide community members with low-cost, energy-efficient window inserts. Warm Your Neighbors And Yourselves with WindowDressers Insulating Window Inserts. Did you know that 30% of home heat loss is through windows and doors? Cold windows lead to higher heating bills, drafty homes, and more fossil fuels being burned to keep us warm. Come join us for a conversation with three representatives from WindowDressers, a…

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