Sustain Mid Maine Coalition – Upcoming Meetings and Activities

March Meetings and Activities

8: Board of Directors Meeting at 9:00 in the Winslow Town Office
13 Tentative: Public Policy at 6:00 at the REM office on Temple Street
15: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Team at 8:30 in the Administrative
Conference Room of Waterville City Hall
15:Transportation at 4:00 at KVCOG (Main St., Fairfield across from
19: Permaculture Team at 5:00 pot luck/ 6:00 meeting at 39 Barnett Ave., Waterville  FMI:
22: Energy Team at 9:00 in the Winslow Town Office
26: Education & Community Outreach at 10:30 in the IT Training Room of
Waterville City Hall
Here is a link to the WERU broadcasts of “Power to the People” where Education
& Community Outreach Team member Steve Kahl interviews a variety of people
about the advantages of using solar power. the-people/
Bag It, a documentary about plastic
Wednesday, March 7
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Beth Israel Synagogue (Main St., Waterville)

Join Sustain Mid Maine’s Rethink, Reduce, Reuse Recycle Team for a screening of the
documentary film Bag It about the proliferation of plastic in our environment and
society. See the trailer here:
The film is free and open to the public. Before the start of the film, you will hear about our efforts to ban plastic shopping bags in Waterville and how you can get involved.
Learn more at


Interested in Calling Attention to Climate Change?

350 Central Maine leader Dick Thomas would like to plan for a group fast for as
many days as possible to call attention to the urgent need to take action regarding
climate change.  Currently he has 15 people who have committed to fasting for
over 40 combined days, mostly through the Universalist Unitarian and Quaker
Churches so far.  Most people will fast for 1-3 days.

This fast will be used as a way to get in our local newspapers and maybe TV news. 
Karen Heck (former Waterville mayor) has agreed to do an editorial about this in one of
her monthly columns for the Waterville and Augusta papers. The coverage given to this
action would give us a chance to talk about how we are already being harmed. Our
children and grandchildren will suffer even more from climate change if we don’t act, so
we can’t afford to wait to take action.   This fast will allow us the opportunity to talk
about what we can do now to make a difference, both politically and personally.
If you choose to participate, you would be welcome to meet with us and Karen Heck to
help her plan the writing.  We also hope to write our own letters and editorials. If you
decide to participate, we’d like to incorporate your media ideas as well.

Dick plans to start fasting on Earth Day, April 22.   
If you would like to participate, contact Dick:  872-4675

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