What Maine craft means to me, Former Governor John E. Baldacci of the State of Maine
Artists tell us who we are as a people, they reflect our spirit, and define our soul. Maine is very unique, we are not like anywhere else. As Governor, I identified and supported our “Creative Economy”, which linked this talent to our economic engine. Maine has world renowned writers, photographers, painters, poets, builders, basket makers and many, many more. We have a storied history, present day amazing craft artists, and an unfolding future of people coming to Maine to create. More.
Climate change exasperates violence against women — Justice Ginsburg’s example helped mitigate bad outcomes, gave hope
By Ramona du Houx
In September we lost a national icon, United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RGB). Ginsburg strengthened equal rights all, protections for women and was a reliable vote for the environment. Her opinions in many decisions that impacted environmental law were key. Massachusetts v. EPA allowed the federal government to regulate greenhouse gas emissions as “air pollutants” under the Clean Air Act. Friends of the Earth v. Laidlaw Environmental Services affirmed the right of residents to sue an industrial polluter. Now, Ginsburg’s legacy is in danger, and with it the health and well-being of millions of Americans. More
As gentrification, food insecurity, and climate change threaten the East Boston community, they find a joyful way to come together: growing food. In this video documentary, Common Roots tells the story of a community under attack that comes together by growing food. Like many urban neighborhoods, East Boston faces rapid gentrification. Its immigrant residents are being displaced. People face food insecurity. Climate change is bringing extreme floods . . . More