Category Archives: Team Maine

And Finally, the Ten-Week Roundup

Written with love by Team Maine August 16th, 2013 Shaun Best moment: The First Friday Art Walk in Portland – talking to people who would have never known about the issue of tar sands, and combining interactive art with climate … Continue reading

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Why I’m Fighting

Written by Shaun Carland, Outreach Coordinator, Team Maine August 9th, 2013 “Why do you continue working for climate justice?” If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me this question, I could single-handedly fund the Better Future Project. … Continue reading

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Growing a Community

Written by Janice Gan, New Media Coordinator, Team Maine August 1st, 2013 Today is our fourth day in Belfast and 39th day on the road, but it’s still hard to believe that this will be our last full week in … Continue reading

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Movement Makeover

Written by Mariah Chen, Video Coordinator, Team Maine July 29th, 2013 People often ask, what is the purpose of Climate Summer? Our response is, “to build the climate justice movement.”[1] While the phrase ‘climate justice’ is an articulate description, it … Continue reading

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All I Need Now Is a Cape

Written by Garrett Blad, Media Coordinator, Team Maine July 27th, 2013 Sometimes, I feel like a superhero. I know this may sound silly, but sometimes I feel super – like Disney’s Incredibles or Marvel’s X-Men or any other of those … Continue reading

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Life Lessons, As Taught by Climate Summer

A compendium of things learned, written with love by Team Maine Janice: how to use cabbage, tofu, and an entire bottle of “maple” syrup in a single meal how to attach granola bars to handlebars (Velcro is the answer) how … Continue reading

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Changing Minds and Changing Myself – Another Take

Written by Janice Gan, New Media Coordinator, Team Maine July 16th, 2013 Dear friends and riders, I have a confession to make. Once upon a time, I was too scared to knock on doors. The closest I’d come to canvassing … Continue reading

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The Next Generation

Written by Rebecca Newman, Team Leader, Team Maine July 14th, 2013 It amazes me how many times people say to me that they’re so happy about what I’m doing because my generation is the most at risk. Even though that … Continue reading

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Following the Pipeline’s Path

Written by Shaun Carland, Outreach Coordinator, Team Maine July 11th, 2013 Learning about the Portland-Montreal Pipeline through a class I took in the honors department of the University of Southern Maine is one thing.  Seeing it in person and immersing … Continue reading

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Changing Minds, and Changing Myself

Written by Elena Franco, Events Coordinator, Team Maine July 13th, 2013 Before Climate Summer, when I was attempting to convince someone, I would come at the task with an intense passion and tone. I would talk with such speed that no one … Continue reading

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