Our Sustainable City – Sustainability in the arts

Art is historically and culturally significant to our ever-changing society. Organizations like the Portland Museum of Art and South Portland’s Public Arts Committee stand to preserve and share art for future generations to understand and learn from. While not a new concept in the arts, sustainability in systems from energy efficiency and climate control to […]

In the Know – Town advances conservation and sustainability efforts

Among seven broad strategic goals identified by the Scarborough Town Council at the start of the year was one in the area of sustainability, conservation, and climate change: “Develop a plan to conserve more land in Scarborough and better integrate conservation and sustainability principles into our planning processes.” The town council aligned its goals with […]

Our Sustainable City – An Earth Day event for everyone

April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day by millions across our planet, as a reminder of the modern environmental movement of the 1960s. Today, Earth Day represents the opportunity for people to mobilize in the name of global environmental action. In many ways, Earth Day has taken on a life of its own, creating space […]

Our Sustainable City – Complete Streets

Transportation is integral to our livelihoods in Maine. We use transportation not only to move from place to place, but also as a means of work, and a way to transfer goods and services across great distances. Suffice to say, a well-functioning, reliable, and safe transportation system is crucially important to our community. As sustainability […]