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May 2021

POSTPONED Future Focus – Season Finale!

May 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED   Future Focus A 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…

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Up for Grabs – The Battles Over Maine’s Public Lands

May 26, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join PPL and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative on Wednesday, May 26th at 5:30pm for a presentation by author and former Maine Audubon director Thomas Urquhart on the exciting story of Maine’s Public Reserved Lands from colonial times to statehood in 1820 to the present as related in his new book Up For Grabs: Timber Pirates, Lumber Barons, and the Battles Over Maine’s Public Lands (Down East Books). Up For Grabs: Timber Pirates, Lumber Barons, and the Battles Over Maine’s…

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June 2021


June 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Revisiting place through the lens of racial history: A work session with Atlantic Black Box. Join us on June 3rd, for this follow up virtual work session to the March 3rd presentation, with Meadow Dibble and Dr. Kate McMahon of Atlantic Black Box. The session is designed for conservationists interested in and committed to: learning to research and interpret the hidden history of the special places we care for broadening the narrative of these places to include those who came…

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Understanding the Fascinating Life Cycle of Native Plants

June 7, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a presentation by Wild Seed Project founder and Executive Director Heather McCargo on the fascinating lives of native plants and how you can propagate and help preserve them. In this live virtual program Heather McCargo (Executive Director of the Wild Seed Project) will explore the fascinating reproductive life cycle of New England native plants and how we can change our landscape practices to support wild plant reproduction, pollinators, and other wildlife. The program will include instruction on simple…

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August 2021

Renowned author and environmentalist Rick Bass to return to Portland’s Mechanics’ Hall with special live music performances.

August 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mechanic’s Hall, 519 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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JOIN US Mechanic's Hall presents an evening with Author Rick Bass, Halcyon String Quartet, & special musical guests on Wednesday, August 11 from 7:00p.m.-9:00p.m.. Rick Bass, best known for his fiction and non-fiction story collections, will read from his recent work and discuss efforts to protect an ancient rainforest from the Black Ram logging project in northwest Montana’s Yaak Valley. The evening will include performances by the Halcyon String Quartet and to-be-announced special musical guests! To learn more about Maine's…

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September 2021

Climate Solutions & Spiritual Leadership: A Conversation with leaders from the All We Can Save anthology

September 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Join us on September 9th, 2021 from 7:00pm-8:15pm (Virtual Event) An online event featuring Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson in conversation with Heather McTeer Toney and Mary Anne Hitt, and artwork presented by Madeleine Jubilee Saito. This event is a celebration of All We Can Save, an anthology of writings by 60 women* at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward. Click here to REGISTER for the event. Click her to LEARN…

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Equity, Education, and the Environment: A Discussion on the Need for Comprehensive Climate Education

September 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

As we come together to combat climate change, we must also come together to educate our youth about these environmental issues. Join Kosi Ifeji in a conversation on the importance of climate education, and how we can come together to foster more climate conscious youth. DETAILS WHEN: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 TIME: 5:30 - 7:00pm VIRTUAL EVENT: Via Zoom* (click here for details) FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FEATURED GUEST SPEAKER: Kosi Ifeji is a high school senior, intersectional…

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October 2021

Rally for Wabanaki Rights: A Virtual Rally for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In 2019, Maine officially changed “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” — an overdue yet important milestone for our state. Now, it’s time to fully and authentically honor the Wabanaki Tribes by restoring their right to self-govern.     Join the Wabanaki Alliance and partners for the Rally for Wabanaki Rights: A Virtual Rally for Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, October 11 from 10 AM-12 PM. This event will be live-streamed through the Wabanaki Alliance Facebook Page. Click here to…

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Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change

October 27, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Ordinary people have more power to change the world than they think they do. But it is hard to stay positive and motivated in the face of devastating weather and constant bad news about politics and the environment. Join us on October 27th as we welcome author Susan B. Inches for a presentation on how to find your power and take action for the environment—as an advocate or within current daily activities. By working together, we can create a healthy…

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November 2021

Voices from the Barrens: Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty

November 17, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Portland Public Library and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative on November 17th for a screening of Voices from the Barrens: Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty, which documents the wild blueberry harvest of the Wabanaki People from the USA and Canada. The film will be followed by a discussion with film director Nancy Ghertner and several participants in the blueberry harvest who are featured in the film. DETAILS WHEN: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 TIME: 5:30 - 7:30pm 5:30 – 6:30…

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