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March 2019

Why Going Native Matters presented by Heather McCargo of Wild Seed Project

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

Heather will cover the many reasons we all should care about our regions native flora.

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April 2019

Wild Bees: Super-Pollinators! with Deborah Perkins

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

Come learn about the fascinating native bees we have in Maine

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May 2019


May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

Engaging diverse segments of society to solve the complex problems facing us is a huge challenge. But it can be done, if we build trust before focusing on the science.

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July 2019

SMCC joining up with Gastro-Go-Go Roaming Food Truck Party at Rising Tide Brewing Company

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rising Tide Brewer, 103 Fox Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States

BEER + FOOD + SUPPORTING SMCC = GOOD WEEKEND VIBES! We are so excited to be joining up with our friends from the Gastro-Go-Go Roaming Food Truck Party and Rising Tide Brewing Company this Sunday, July 14th, from 12-5, as their non-profit partner! We hope we will see you at the party where there will be a variety of delicious food and Maine brews on offer to enjoy on a sunny summer day in downtown Portland! Additionally, we will be…

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Thanks for all the support shown to SMCC at the Gastro Go-Go Event held on July 14 at Rising Tide Brewing Co.

July 31 - August 19

SMCC joined up with our friends from the Gastro-Go-Go Roaming Food Truck Party at Rising Tide Brewing Company, Sunday, July 14th, as their non-profit partner thanks to Haley Campbell, a former SMCC Summer Associate and co-owner of Greeks of Peaks food truck! A fun event that gave people a chance to connect the dots between clean water, good beer, good food and conservation! The event was a great success! We met so many fantastic people, who not only care about…

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September 2019


September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

Join us for a dynamic presentation investigating the threats to wild places and wildlife of the Northeast, and the opportunity to shape a more vibrant future for nature and people in our home region. The September edition of Portland’s Sustainability Series will feature Northeastern Wilderness Trust Executive Director Jon Leibowitz. Why Wilderness? Why now? And how much do we need in the face of a changing climate? After a century of forest recovery, Northeastern forests are again on the decline…

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October 2019

Portland Sustainability Series: Discomfort and Renewal: Decolonizing the Abbe Museum with Starr Kelly

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

Join guest speaker Starr Kelly, Curator of Education at the Abbe Museum as she shares her thoughts on how museums can address the wrongs of the past and pave the way for a more equitable future. The  Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, showcases the  history and cultures of Maine’s Native people, the Wabanaki, through changing exhibitions, special events, education workshops, archaeology field schools and craft workshops for children and adults. To do this, the Abbe works directly with Wabanaki…

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November 2019

Deepening the Stories of Our Special Places: What Archeology Can Tell Us

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Engine, 163 Main Street
Biddeford, ME United States
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Join us to learn about archeology in Maine with guest speakers Arthur Anderson, Ph.D, Assistant Lecturer at UNE and Tim Spahr, Founder of Cape Porpoise Archaeological Alliance. Topics: Archeology in Maine: the focus, the players, the action. Different ways conservation organizations might consider engaging with archeology to deepen the stories about our special places. The Cape Porpoise Archaeological Partnership which is an alliance between the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and the Brick Store Museum. LOCATION: Engine, 163 Main Street, Biddeford Maine…

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December 2019

#GivingTuesday Challenge in ON! Help us raise $5,000 before midnight December 3rd.

December 3 @ 12:01 am - 11:59 pm

YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED. TOGETHER we build stronger and more resilient communities for the benefit of everyone! TAKE OUR #GIVINGTUESDAY CHALLENGE and HELP US MEET OUR GOAL OF RAISING $5,000 TODAY! DONATING IS FAST AND EASY! It will take you less then 60 seconds but the effects will last far longer. CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY By making even a small donation today, you play an important role in building our collective momentum to safe guard our natural resources and…

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Portland Sustainability Series: One Climate Future: Charting a Course for Portland and South Portland, ME

December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library

Together, Portland and South Portland work to be inclusive, vibrant communities that provide opportunities for residents and businesses to thrive in a changing climate. Join us to learn more about the One Climate Future: Charting a Course for Portland and South Portland initiative from Troy Moon, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Portland. Troy will discuss the project, process, and intended outcomes of this innovative and collaborative work. Our businesses, neighborhoods, and way of life are worth protecting. Knowing our…

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