Sustain Mid Maine Coalition – Upcoming Meetings and Activities

Sustain Mid Maine Coalition
August Newsletter

August Meetings and Activities

3: Board of Directors Meeting
at 9:00 AM in the Winslow Town Office

15: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
at 1:00 in the Front Street Conference Room (Waterville City Hall)

21: Permaculture Team
at 5:30 at 39 Barnett St., Waterville

Are you concerned about the proliferation of plastic bags on the sides of the roads?

How about the fossil-fuel wasted to produce them? Join the Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Team at its next meeting on Tuesday, August 15 at 1:00 in the Front St. Conference Room as we will be discussing a City ordinance to deal with this problem.

Here is the link to the presentation that Steve Kahl made at SMMC’s annual meeting. He will be speaking at the Rotary meeting on Monday, August 21 at noon at the Alfond Youth Center.

The Permaculture Team will be showing Tomorrow
on Saturday, August 19 at  noon at Railroad Square Cinema.

This film starts by describing some problems, but most of the film shows different examples of solutions that are happening world-wide.  Food is only one of the solutions addressed; others include economies, education, etc. Here is the trailer:

There will be time for discussion/connection after the film as well as a display tables from SMMC’s Permaculutre Team and the  Natural Resources Council of Maine.  Tours of our permaculture
installation outside of Railroad Square Cinema will be offered.

Support for Public Transportation Is Rising

The Explorer public transit system is expanding! The Somerset Explorer recently began offering rides in Jackman and down the Route 201 corridor to Bingham and Skowhegan. The Kennebec Explorer now allows riders in Vassalboro and China to access locations in the area, including Waterville and Augusta, two days each week.

KVCC is offering a Timber Frame Workshop August 14-29, 2017.

Join us for an introduction to timber framing.  Learn a basic knowledge of timber frame joinery, care and use of hand tools and sharpening methods while building and raising a small timber frame structure. Students will lay out joints on timbers, cut and shape joints using mallet, chisel and saw and learn rule of
thumb techniques for joinery.
Cost: $575.


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