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Mainers confronting climate change threats

Mainers from every corner of the state are stepping up to the climate challenge. Practical, creative and trailblazing teachers, bus drivers, students, communities, recent graduates and professional athletes alike are taking action to get ahead of the climate curve. Read their stories.

Bates College Professor Bev Johnson Blue Carbon

Blue Carbon in Maine: Q & A with Bates College Professor Beverly Johnson

Maine's coastal environment plays an important role in carbon sequestration. We sat down with Bates College Professor Beverly Johnson to learn more about her research on blue carbon ecosystems, and how they can help mitigate climate change.

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Downeast Community Partners Cory Falabella

Helping Neighbors Save Money on their Energy Bills: Cory Falabella


For nearly all his life, Cory Falabella, 35, worked either for himself or for family members, outdoors, on the ocean, and in all kinds of conditions-- just as many of his family did before him.  

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Envirothon Students at Spruce Mountain High School in Jay, Maine

Envirothon Students Witness the Effects of Climate Change

At Jay’s Spruce Mountain High School, students are putting climate education into practice by competing in Envirothon, an environmental competition program of the National Conservation Foundation. After winning its twelfth state championship in 2023, the all-star team went to work preparing for the international championship in Canada, working with the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future to learn more about climate adaptation. 

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Bath Iron Works Workforce Transportation Program

Making Commuting Easier & Greener: Workforce Transportation Program

Nearly 4,000 employees descend on BIW’s Bath shipyard daily, with over half of those employees commuting more than 70 miles round trip. 

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Lucas Huff Brewer Construction Academy Apprentice

Training for Clean Energy Construction in High School

Lucas Huff, now a senior at Brewer High School, used his apprenticeship training experience last summer with the Associated General Contractors (AGC)’s Maine Construction Academy Pre-apprentice Program funded by the Jobs Plan, to land a clean energy job. He now works with Wyman & Simpson, Inc., which builds utility and hydro-electric projects around Maine.

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