Maine Climate Action NOW!
Boldly building Maine's
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.
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.
MAINE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ASSOC.
"MEEA enhances and amplifies the efforts of individuals and organizations building environmental awareness, appreciation, understanding, and action in Maine."