Lending support to climate action

Lending support to climate action

In a summer awash with climate catastrophes, stories of creative solutions float like lifeboats. One Maine example is particularly heartening: an unusual partnership between philanthropists and state policy leaders that has directed more than $700,000 into work on the...
Launching a sustainability accelerator

Launching a sustainability accelerator

As the Maine Climate Council concluded work on its climate action plan last November, one legislator issued what Sen. Anne Carney (D-Cape Elizabeth) recalled as a “plaintive plea: ‘We have to figure out how to pay for this now.’”  Half of the Council’s work groups...
Conserving land to save our future

Conserving land to save our future

The ethereal refrain of the white-throated sparrow runs through memories of childhood. My own children have rarely heard its call. Bird populations in the U.S. have plummeted since 1970, with 1 in 4 birds disappearing.  The fraction of global species lost each year is...