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THE PLANETEERS OF SOUTHERN MAINE WELCOME YOU

ABOUT

Mission:
To organize, educate, and act on a local level in support of our planet.
Purpose:
The Planeteers of Southern Maine is a grassroots effort dedicated to creating a sustainable future

for the planet and more specifically for southern Maine.  Join us.

We encourage, coordinate, and take action on climate change, clean oceans, and other environmental issues.  Our founding members include individuals serving on local governing bodies along with citizen activists, and we collaborate with environmental and educational groups within the state. We have established an annual Earth Day event; and we seek to expand local communities’ use of alternative energies, to increase energy conservation, to reduce solid waste, to engage local municipalities and businesses in developing sustainability plans, and to engage area students in sustainability projects.

We'd like to acknowledge our gratitude to the Laudholm Trust for serving as our Fiscal Sponsor,

and to the generous funding from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund 

the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, JAKDesigns, and the largesse of a local anonymous donor, along with in-kind support from many community concerns.

ACTIVITIES

MARINE DEBRIS MONITORING

Clean Ups and Reporting

Following both natural and man-made events, we respond by promptly organizing clean-ups. Additionally, we follow NOAA protocol and analytics for recording our finds, which helps in identifying problem behavior.

BEACH EROSION MONITORING

Working with climate change

Working with the the Wells Reserve "to record the levels of beach erosion and accretion so that we can track the changes and make recommendations to municipalities on beach management"

EARTH DAY EVENT ORGANIZERS

Celebrate Science and Earth

"What Would Rachel Say?" Established in 2017 in solidarity with both the US March for Science DC & internationally recognized Earth Day.  

With more than 60 Exhibitors &  500 others participating in 2018.

SPRING 2021 PLANET TALKS

FREE and OPEN to ALL by ZOOM 

 

The 3.31.21 poetry hour link:

https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/83334622472

All other events will be here:  https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/85451691581

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At our 2018 Earth Day Celebration, we chose a sampler of 10 local area enterprises, distinct from each other in scope of services, location, 

and size, all of which contribute to issues pertaining to sustainable business  practices. Despite challenges in being as green as they'd like

to be,perhaps because those they serve have "compliancy issues" or because of town/street ordinances restricting certain practices, or issues related to time and money,  For you to be counted, please complete the above survey.  Here are those we celebrate for their effort

and commitment to greening efforts this year:  Arundel Yacht Club, The Colony Hotel, Fine Print Booksellers, Hannafords Food & Drug Store,  JAK Design, LLC, Kayak Excursions, the Kennebunk Free Library, Make It KPT!, New Morning Natural Foods, and Proscape Irrigation,

TAKE THIS 5 MINUTE SURVEY

IF you own a local business

The Planeteers of Southern Maine, who, on a volunteer basis, and among other things, monitor both erosion and debris for NOAA along our shoreline, are gearing up for the second annual Earth Day Celebration in Kennebunk.


As part of that, and to recognize businesses for their green efforts, they're asking business owners/managers to take their survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YFQD6TT


It takes just a few minutes, so please take the time to help out!

2019

August 9th Planet Talk

KENNEBUNK, ME --  In an effort to inform and involve the public on sea level rise issues, The Planeteers of Southern Maine are hosting a sea level rise presentation, panel and strategizing event on August 9, 7 - 9pm, at the Town Hall Auditorium in Kennebunk.  

 

The evening will be begin with a presentation by Gayle Bowness, Science Education Program Manager at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), Portland, ME. Ms. Bowness will briefly discuss current impacts and projections of sea level rise on the southern coast of Maine, due to global warming, as well as the compounding impacts of sea level rise. We'll examine flood maps and discuss examples of coastal resiliency. 

 

Bowness’ presentation will be followed by Q&A brainstorming with a panel of three local experts from varied perspectives:  Jim Black, KBK Economic Development Director and Harbormaster; KPT’s Jessica Wagner Kimball, Architect, OOB Former Planner & Thesis on Portland Waterfront and Sea Level Rise.  Jeremy Gabrielson, Conservation and Community Planner, Maine Coast Heritage Trust. 

 

The Planeteers hope to involve Waterfront Property Owners and Businesses, Residents, and Town Officials in:  1) Acknowledging sea level rise forecasts, 2) Jointly exploring strategies that might make sense given local circumstances, 3) Setting meeting dates in each community to further dialog and discuss possible next actions.

 

Funding for this Planet Talk was provided by

the New England Grassroots Environment Fund. 

 

PRE-PANDEMIC ACTIVITY SAMPLER :

Things we look forward to organizing again! 

2018

2018

Show Your Support

 We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at The Planeteers of Southern Maine. Get in touch with any questions about how you can volunteer your time today. Many opportunities exist, including "desk jobs"

CONTACT THE PLANETEERS OF SOUTHERN MAINE

Get in touch with The Planeteers of Southern Maine to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

Your Contributions Support Our Work. And We Work for You and the Planet.

 

The Planeteers of Southern Maine are a grassroots environmental advocacy and education group 

with fiscal sponsor Laudholm Trust, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 


Donations made to The Planeteers via Laudholm Trust are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Please make your contribution to Laudholm Trust/The Planeteers of Southern Maine 

by Pay Pal or credit card, here by either using the QR code or by clicking on the “donate now” button

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