#VOTECLIMATEJUSTICE November 2022 

Maine Climate Action NOW!

Boldly building Maine's

climate movement.

 
 

MISSION

MCAN catalyzes transformative action in response to the climate and ecological emergency. Through advocacy, education and grassroots organizing, we seek to honor, unite and amplify the voices of youth, frontline communities, and others historically excluded from the climate conversation and positions of power. 

We hold social, racial, and economic justice as critical to the transition to zero carbon emissions by 2030, and demand the equitable implementation of clean renewable energy, ecological land-use practices, and bold community-led action for a more resilient Maine.

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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

If you are a settler in the state we call Maine you live on unceded land of the Wabanaki. We extend our respect and gratitude to the many Indigenous people and their ancestors whose rich histories and vibrant communities include the Abenaki, Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Nations and all of the Native communities who have lived here for thousands of years; who were forcibly removed from their lands, and who live here still, in what is known today as Maine, New England, and the Canadian Maritimes. 

We are sustained by these living lands and waters. We affirm the inherent sovereignty of the Wabanaki. This acknowledgement does not rectify the on-going violence of settler colonialism, but is rather meant to cultivate an unsettling awareness of its persistence, towards building reconciliation which we recognize as we work for climate justice.

 

We can take a moment to reflect on how we might collectively liberate ourselves from the structural oppression and inequity inherent in the relationship between our predominantly white settler culture and those indigenous to this place, to the land and water itself, and to all beings who dwell here. We all have a responsibility to continue working to change the systems that continue to allow injustice and inequity to exist.

MCAN is made up of climate action and youth organizations as well as affected communities from across the state of Maine.

CORE COUNCIL

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A CLIMATE TO THRIVE

"Making MDI an epicenter of citizen engagement, environmental sustainability, and economic vitality."

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BOMAZEEN LAND TRUST

"Protecting Wabanaki lands, ancestors, and future generations."

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CENTER FOR AN ECOLOGY-BASED ECONOMY

"Resilient communities restoring the Earth."

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MAINE YOUTH FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

"Fight for our future"

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SIERRA CLUB MAINE

"Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"

ADVISORY COUNCIL

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MAINE ORGANIC FARMERS & GARDENERS

"Educating about and advocating for organic agriculture"

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MAINE YOUTH ACTION NETWORK

"Our vision is for communities throughout Maine to foster the healthy development of youth and create a thriving network of engaged leaders."

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MAINE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ASSOC.

"MEEA enhances and amplifies the efforts of individuals and organizations building environmental awareness, appreciation, understanding, and action in Maine."

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GATEWAY COMMUNITY SERVICES

"GCSM strives to help make Maine an inclusive and meaningful home for all – a place where communities are connected, and all people thrive."

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MAINE YOUTH ACTION

"Our mission is to fight for bold, equitable and intersectional climate policy in Maine on a state and municipal level through youth voice, power and action."

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SLINGSHOT

"A regional nonprofit that works alongside the communities most impacted by environmental threats to hold polluters accountable and build community power."

COALITION SUPPORTER

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MAINE IMMIGRANTS RIGHTS COALITION

"Enhancing Immigrant Lives for a Stronger Maine"

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THREE RIVERS LANDTRUST

"Building stronger and healthier communities through the conservation of wild and working landscapes."

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DEFEND OUR HEALTH

"Join us as we build coalitions, stand with the grassroots, and lead campaigns to enact positive change in government and communities across the country."

EMERITUS FOUNDING ORGANIZATION

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350 MAINE

"Building a future that's just, prosperous, equitable and safe from the effects of climate change."

OUR STRUCTURE

Are you interested in becoming a part of the coalition? 
Read more about our structure and contact us to join today.

OUR SUCCESSES

By elevating youth voices and broadening its coalition, MCAN has changed the terms of the debate in politics at the state level.

AMPLIFYING YOUTH VOICES

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BROADENING THE COALITION

Listen to Jess Cooper of Norway, Maine share her support for a consumer-owned utility at the Our Power Clean Energy Summit. 

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CLIMATE
STORIES

Eight youth participants from across the state crafted their personal climate stories.

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NEWS

Follow our news page to learn more about our work and successes.