Check out the Green Sneakers Project on Facebook
Cool Maine’s list of other web sites concerned about energy issues and climate change.
To find out whether you live in a Cool City/community, and to get involved with a Cool Cities/Communities campaign in your city,
Post Carbon Institute’s Post Carbon Cities program, and the unveiling of the Post Carbon Cities to help cities respond to the challenges posed by peak oil and climate change. The program provides technical assistance and resources to the people who work with and for local governments, from elected officials and staff to consultants and non-governmental organizations
A calculator that estimates a neighborhoods transit and shopping, land used, household water use, autos owned, driving and emissions, all as a function of neighborhood density.
Us Mayors Conference on Climate Protection
Efficiency Maine is a statewide effort to promote the more efficient use of electricity, help Maine residents and businesses reduce energy costs, and improve Maine’s environment. Efficiency Maine is funded by electricity consumers
Planning for Climate Change: Resources for Communitieshttp://www.maine.gov/spo/landuse/techassist/climatechange.htm
The State Planning Office recognizes that climate change presents many challenges and opportunities at the local level. Fortunately, many Maine communities are taking action today to lessen the challenges and seize the opportunities of the future. The following is a brief list of resources to support both initial and ongoing climate change planning in your community.
Maine Public Utilities Commission
The State of Maine’s State Energy Program (MSEP), a Division of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, provides information on energy efficiency and renewable energy, technical assistance, and appropriate referrals to Maine businesses and homeowners. We help organizations wishing to apply for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) efficiency and renewable energy grants and we continue to explore innovative ways to provide needed services to our constituents while increasing overall energy savings in the State.
Maine energy info – a project of the Maine Energy Resources Council
Maine Governor’s Carbon Challenge.
Building Codes Assistance Project
Maine Code Program:
Maine Building Code Chapter 1101
The Earth Portal is a comprehensive resource for timely, objective, science-based information about the environment. It is a means for the global scientific community to come together to produce the first free, expert-driven, massively scaleable information resource on the environment, and to engage civil society in a public dialogue on the role of environmental issues in human affairs. It contains no commercial advertising and reaches a large global audience.
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s mission is to accelerate the sustainable utilization of renewable energy sources and technologies in and through state and local government and community activities.
DSIRE is A database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
Energy Efficient Lighting
High Performance Schools
Campus Ecology Program
Green Campus Consortium of Maine
Portal to Global Warming Education, Climate Change Education, Science and resources Directory
Find the best ways to save energy in YOUR home!
Maine Partner - Chuck Hazzard’s site
see an interesting discussion on carbon offsets.
The Earth Portal is a comprehensive resource for timely, objective, science-based information about the environment. It is a means for the global scientific community to come together to produce the first free, expert-driven, massively scaleable information resource on the environment, and to engage civil society in a public dialogue on the role of environmental issues in human affairs.
Iogen is a world leading biotechnology firm specializing in cellulose ethanol - a fully renewable, advanced biofuel that can be used in today’s cars. Iogen also develops, manufactures and markets enzymes used to modify and improve the processing of natural fibres within the textile, animal feed, and pulp and paper industries.
A National, Member-Supported Non-Profit Institute
As the only technology organization created by and for cities and counties, PTI works with a core network of leading local government officials – the PTI membership – to identify opportunities for technology research, share best practices, offer consultancies and pilot demonstrations, promote technology development initiatives and develop educational programming.
The Citizenr? Corporation is a pure-play renewable energy provider. We are positioned to deliver renewable energy to the marketplace on a cost competitive basis. This makes us highly unique amidst the RE landscape; it places us perfectly - to truly minimize our dependence upon foreign and fossil fuels, to install more environmentally friendly electricity generating assets, to deliver a higher degree of energy surety, and to realize a 21st century quality of life.
An easy-to-understand overview of the world of business and climate change, including how to get started — and what to do after that. Whether you are a beginner or an industry leader, this is a good place to start.
World Resources Institute – Climate Energy & Transport Projects
Information on new technology related to cars.
The SmartWaySM Transport Partnership is a voluntary collaboration between U.S. EPA and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.
The Freecycle Network was started in May 2003 to promote waste reduction in Tucson’s downtown and help save desert landscape from being taken over by landfills. The Network provides individuals and non-profits an electronic forum to “recycle” unwanted items. One person’s trash can truly be another’s treasure!
Maine Housing and Building Materials Exchange located in Lisbon and Sanford . Their mission is to benefit low income families and the environment by providing new and re-useable materials at an affordable price.
Ruth’s Reusable Resource Center’s mission is to ensure that students and classrooms through out Maine have the basic tools for learning by transferring the community’s surplus supplies and merchandise into the hands of teachers and school children. We also include non-profit educational service agencies. We close for teacher shopping on June 17th 2005 and reopen for the 05/06 school year on August 17th 2005.
Maine Waste Management web site that has all the latest information re waste and recycling.
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), formed in 1971, is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country.
Mission: The purpose of the Association is to help farmers and gardeners grow organic food, protect the environment, recycle natural resources, increase local food production, support rural communities, and illuminate for consumers the connection between healthful food and environmentally sound growing practices.
The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) provides a voice for grassroots groups on farm, food, trade and rural economic issues to ensure fair prices for family farmers, safe and healthy food, and vibrant, environmentally sound rural communities here and around the world.
Organic Consumers Association
World Neighbors approach is unique – we do not give away food or material aid. Instead, we provide training so that people gain the skills and leadership to work together for change.
Ag BioTech InfoNet covers all aspects of the application of biotechnology and genetic engineering in agricultural production and food processing and marketing.
Journey to Forever