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Authors Phil Green
Published 2014
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Maine ( (listen)) is a state in the New England region of the United States, bordered by New Hampshire to the west; the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast; and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec to the northeast and northwest, respectively. Maine is the 12th-smallest by area, the 9th-least populous, the 13th-least densely populated, and the most rural of the 50 U.S. states. It is also the northeasternmost among the contiguous United States, the northernmost state east of the Great Lakes, the only state whose name consists of a single syllable, and the only state to border only one other state. The most populous city in Maine is Portland, while its capital is Augusta.

Maine has traditionally been known for its jagged, rocky Atlantic oceanic and bayshore coastlines; smoothly-contoured mountains; heavily forested interior; picturesque waterways; and its wild lowbush blueberries and seafood cuisine, especially lobster and clams. In more recent years, coastal and Down East Maine, especially in the vicinity of Portland, have emerged as an important center for the creative economy, which is also bringing gentrification.

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Solar power in Maine, Wind power in Maine

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

College of the Atlantic, Environmental Commitment, Sustainability at COA

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

Piscataquis Village Project

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Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Ecovillages[edit | edit source]

Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Maine Watershed Data From Environmental Protection Agency - U.S. EIA Energy Profile for Maine, economic, environmental and energy data

News and comment[edit | edit source]


‘I'm not a quitter’: lobstermen turn to kelp farming in the face of climate crisis, May 19 [1]


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