SWLA’s mission is to protect and restore the lands and waters necessary to sustain biodiversity in the upper Sheepscot River watershed region. It is now part of Midcoast Conservency.
Maine Initiatives is a network of individuals supporting greater social, economic, and environmental justice in Maine through informed, intentional, and collective philanthropy.
From rural people saying no to aerial pesticide spraying to city tenants winning lead abatement, from small towns turning back big box developers to urban residents gaining control over downtown redevelopment, from immigrants securing basic protections under the law to the GLBTQ community securing equal rights under the law, Maine Initiatives’ grantees are transforming Maine.
The MOFGA site (www.mofga.org) receives as many as 25,000 visits daily and contains thousands of pages. In addition to their main site, Planet Maine created the networking site for the group at www.mofga.net and their store site at www.mofgastore.org.
“Planet Maine helped MOFGA create a new website that is dynamic, visually interesting, and always-changing. With their help we’ve been able to add e-commerce, to refine our ability to mail to members and supporters, and to make information more accessible. We are consistently getting twice as many web visits each day as we did a year ago. The web site is generating memberships, purchases, and most importantly, real interaction from visitors who want information that connects them more deeply to our organization.”
- Russell Libby, Executive Director, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Unity, Maine.
The site that started it all! This classic html-based website evolved into an essential resource for Maine’s community of environmental professionals and activists. The news portion spun off as today’s Maine Environmental News site.
“The Maine Environmental Policy Institute’s web site, with its thorough coverage of breaking environmental stories and its excellent archive, has been an extremely useful resource to me and to my Bowdoin College students. Students in my environmental economics and policy course have been able to access up-to-the-minute news on several course topics, ranging from the forestry referendum to sustainable forestry certification, implementation of the Maine Toxics Use Reduction Act, the Wyman Power Station’s compliance with NOx reduction standards, and the Holtrachem plant shutdown.
I check the site nearly every day and have found dozens of relevant articles from newspapers that I do not read regularly. These have kept me up to date on an array of issues that relate both to my research on nature tourism and to my work as a Natural Resources Council of Maine board member and an Eco-Eco Civic Forum steering committee member.
Without meepi.org, I would be far less informed about environmental issues and I would have to expend far more time keeping myself minimally informed.”
– David Vail, Adams-Catling Professor