Maine Partners for Cool Communities

At A Glance

Contact: 

Andy Burt

Location: 

Camden, Rockland, Thomaston, Maine

Primary Issue Area:

  • Climate Change & Energy

Active since:

2005

Grants Received In:

  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007

Tax Status:

Ad-hoc

Core volunteers:

10

Community Size:

16,611

Our Purpose

to solve global warming one Maine community at a time by engaging/empowering local citizens to develop/implement projects that reduce energy use, improve air quality and public health, build a clean energy economy, and create good green jobs.

Summary of Projects

In 2007 MPCC received a grant to assist grassroots activists in their efforts to engage local communities in developing and implementing model municipal and citizen climate change action and smart energy plans. In 2009 the group used a grant to engage and resource a diverse group of citizens in 3 underserved Washington County Communities who will form Cool Team/Energy Committees and implement a local energy-savings and climate action plan at the town level. In 2010 NEGEF supported the group in efforts to launch Green Sneakers, a highly visible, door-to-door neighborhood campaign that will enlist and train local volunteer teams to bring weatherization and energy efficiency technologies, information and opportunities to reduce residential energy use.

Maine Partners for Cool Communities received a grant in 2009 to engage and resource a diverse group of citizens in 3 underserved Washington County Communities who will form Cool Teams or Energy Committees and implement a local energy-savings and climate action plan at the town level.