Team Leader: Bonnie Sammons
To promote and enhance initiatives that further the ecological sustainability of Mid-Maine.
The ECO Team organizes and hosts educational events with the goal of increasing public awareness and action in areas related to sustainability. We recognize that our changing planet is in crisis on many levels and that in order to respond in a meaningful and effective way, we must first understand the nature of the crises, seek sustainable solutions and opportunities to create a viable and desirable future. Our approach acknowledges that fundamental change in our world views is necessary to achieve this goal.
Educational Outreach Events
ECO events have included book discussion groups and film screenings, recycling and composting workshops, hands-on workshops on lowering energy bills by improving household insulation, and using low impact supplemental and alternative energy, outdoor events to reconnect with our local environment and develop outdoor skills.
We promote the message of sustainability and conservation through a variety of mediums, including local publications. We have over 20 educational articles published in The Central Maine Morning Sentinel and The Kennebec Journal that address climate change, efficient heating options, weatherization, leaf composting, benefits of permaculture, and more.
Past Public Awareness Events
The Education Team holds a variety of public events geared toward all members of the community. We arrange the programs and secure the speakers. Here are just a few of our past events: