Sustain Mid Maine Coalition – Education and Community Outreach Team


Sustain Mid Maine Coalition's

Education and Community Outreach Team

The primary focus of the Education and Community Outreach Team is to host educational events to increase community awareness in areas related to sustainability.  We believe awareness leads to action toward a healthy community. We recognize that our changing planet is in crisis on many levels and that in order to respond in a meaningful and effective way, people must first understand the nature of the crises, seek
sustainable solutions and opportunities to create a viable and desirable future.  Certainly we want to leave a healthy legacy for our children and grandchildren.
All of our programs are free, child friendly, and handicapped accessible.
Our approach acknowledges that fundamental change in our world views is necessary to achieve this goal as team leader Bonnie Sammons is demonstrating in this picture.
The next program being offered is “Earthway’s Sampler,” a three session course lead by a different team members focusing on aspects of sustainability and our relationship with the Earth. Come to one or all!

September 27th- Recycling
October 4th- Processing Acorns into Flour
October 11th- The Benefits of a Plant Based Diet

Classes will run Thursday evenings from 6pm-7:30pm located in Room 2 of Lawrence Adult Education in Fairfield. Please register online at:


Education and Community Outreach member Alexis Burbank submitted an idea to ecoMaine that was chosen to decorate this year’s recycle bin.


For the past several years, we have assisted the Energy Team by promoting Window Dressers, a community program that helps residents by making window inserts that can be placed in windows. These help to reduce fuel consumption and keep homes warmer.


  • Hosted “Climate Change Briefing for the Kennebec Valley” at KVCC (Paul Mayewski, Climate Change Institute at UMO; George Jacobson, climatologist; Sean Birkel (Climate Reanalyzer)
  • Submitted monthly “Maine Compass” column in The Central Maine Morning Sentinel & Kennebec Journal
  • Established a local group affiliated with Citizens Climate Lobby
  • Hosted “Adapting to a Changing Planet” (Michael Douglass, Maine Primitive Skills Schools; ornithologist Herb Wilson; author Geri Vistein; others)
Please consider making a donation, so we can continue these worthwhile educational activities. You can send your tax-deductible donation to:

Sustain Mid Maine Coalition
c/o City of Waterville
One Common Street
Waterville, ME 04901

Or you can go to the Coalition’s web site at and click on the “DONATE” button to use your credit card to make your tax-deductible donation.
To show our appreciation for your donation, we will list your name on the Sustain Mid Maine Coalition web site as a contributor. (If you prefer to remain anonymous, please let me know.)
We will also send you a Sustain Mid Maine decal that we hope you will display on your vehicle.

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