Tools for Action - Campuses
Schools and colleges are natural leaders - they point their students toward the
future. By turning to renewable resources to help them meet their energy needs,
institutions of higher learning demonstrate commitment to their founding
educational mission, assume fiscal responsibility by protecting themselves
against fluctuations in the price of fossil fuels, and raise student awareness
about the environmental impacts of wasteful energy consumption and the available
Maine's private and public colleges and universities are increasingly
demonstrating their commitment to environmental and economic sustainability by
reducing their greenhouse gas emissions through their energy purchases.
The Maine Green Power Connection provides colleges and universities with many
ways to help them make a cost-effective switch to green power. MeGPC exists to facilitate
the use of green power in Maine. We educate, facilitate and congratulate Maine's green
power leaders. These resources will deepen your understanding of what green power is,
who is buying it, and why they have chosen to do so. More resources will be added
regularly - feel free to visit often.
Spotlight on Campuses
Maine's campuses are going green.
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MeGPC Services and Publications
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Maine Green Power Connection "Improve the Air You Breathe"
- A basic handout on green power and the Maine Green Power Connection.
Feb 2005. [PDF]
Green Power Action Guide for Maine Campuses. A handbook for Maine
students exploring green power for their institutions. Drafted with MeGPC
by Hannah Arnold (Colby '03), the Guide is available for piloting on Maine
Maine Green Power Menu - A comprehensive
listing of all green power products available in Maine, arrayed for easy comparison.
Links for further information and easy purchase. Call MeGPC with any questions, 207-729-9665.
Maine Green Power Organizations - Every Maine organization
that buys green power deserves to be noticed. MeGPC lists all green power purchasers,
for recognition by visitors on www.caizhuai.cn/directory/list.shtml.
Key Articles and References for Higher Education
State of Maine Executive Order - On November 24, 2003, Governor
John Baldacci signed an Executive Order requiring all new and retrofit
education buildings in Maine to be built to LEED standards (Leadership in
Environmental and Energy Design; see references below). Green power can
assist in realizing these objectives. November 2003. [PDF]
EPA Green Power Partnership A Guide to Buying and Benefiting from Green
Selected Links for Higher Education