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July 23, 2021

Stories from the session: On climate crisis, advocates worry ‘we’re not moving fast enough’

With wildfires and heat waves raging this summer across the U.S., it’s clear that the effects of climate change are situated squarely in the present tense. 

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Beacon

April 16, 2021

The Youth-Led Fight for Climate Justice in Maine

In the face of historically exclusive spaces and performative actions, Maine youth are using their voices to flip the script through an unwavering focus on climate justice.

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Katie Yared

Climate XChange

January 29, 2020

These young activists want Maine to take bolder action on climate change

AUGUSTA, Maine — The figures presented to the Maine Climate Council on Wednesday were familiar. Over half of the state’s emissions come from transportation.

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Caitlin Andrews

Bangor Daily News

May 20, 2021

Green groups eyeing big climate victories in Maine Legislature

With the first leg of Maine’s 130th Legislature well underway, environmental advocates are optimistic that the progress made so far in committee work will translate to significant victories on a host of climate priorities this session.

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Beacon

February 2, 2020

Maine Doing Right for Climate

I attended the second meeting of Maine Climate Council and participated in Maine Youth Voices Day on Jan. 29. 

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Melody Larson

Colby College, Waterville, ME

January 29, 2020

Young activists say Maine climate goals not aggressive enough to protect their future

AUGUSTA, Maine — Emma Sawyer, a college student at USM, joined dozens of other young activists to send a message to Maine’s Climate Council.

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Don Carrigan

News Center Maine

May 17, 2021

Tribes, youth, labor uniting behind Maine’s climate justice movement

Labor groups and environmentalists have not always seen eye-to-eye. Historically, when groups came together to stand against climate change or environmental degradation, labor unions — a reliable ally on many progressive causes — were often missing from those fights.

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Beacon

January 30, 2020

Young Maine Activists Call On Climate Council To Make A Zero Emission Goal For The State

Government scientists told the state's climate council Wednesday that Maine has been reducing its overall emissions of climate-warming pollution over the last several decades.

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Fred Bever

Maine Public

March 6-7, 2020

Maine Climate Action NOW! Strong Presence at Western Foothills Climate Convergence

We were happy to have our partner coalition and statewide network Maine Climate Action NOW! (MCAN) join us for two and a half days of movement building and climate action during the 2020 Vision Climate Convergence.

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Scott Vlaun

Center for an Ecology-Based Economy