The Down to Earth Storytelling Project, in partnership with Sierra Club Maine, is launching a film project and needs your help.

Working with Maine environmental and social change groups, businesses and individuals like you, we want to collect photographs of climate solutions taking root across Maine — home by home, community by community.  DEADLINE for photos: February 15

The photographs will be put together into a fast-paced, 5-minute film that can be widely shared with the general public and elected officials through YouTube and DVDs. We believe that showcasing the sustainability revolution that is already underway in Maine can change hearts and provide hope and inspiration to others to take action in their own lives and communities. Our effort is designed as well to inform and inspire elected leaders to introduce and support efforts that will build a just, compassionate and environmentally sustainable Maine community and economy.


 Take and/or email high quality photographs that depict climate solutions from your area.

  • Photos might show a community solar farm, residential pv or solar heat system, municipal solar installation, community wind, community gardens, front lawn vegetable garden, innovative energy efficiency/renewable energy production projects, alternative transportation projects such as bike trails, trolleys, trains, electric cars/bikes, electric charging stations, etc.
  • Photos should ideally be high resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels or higher but twice that size would be even better for the videographer to work with). Basically the bigger the picture, the better!  If you take a picture of a unique solution that is not as high quality, DTE may still be able to use it. Can be sent by Dropbox.

Email photos to DTE at downtoearth145@gmail.com. Include in email the name of the town & county where the photo was taken. If you can provide more background information about the photo…even a short paragraph or story that could be included in the handout that will accompany the film…that would be a bonus. And please include your name so we can give you credit for your photograph(s).

Key Communities where we are especially lacking photos and would love your help!!!

Androscoggin….Greene and Auburn; Aroostook…Eagle Lake, Caribou, Presque Isle, Hodgton; Cumberland…Windham, Scarborough,  Gray, Raymond, Naples; Franklin…Farmington, Weld,  Wilton; Hancock….Hancock, Dedham; Kennebec…Augusta, China; Lincoln….Dresden; Oxford…Dixfield, Hiram; Penobscot…Dexter, Lincoln, Orrington; Piscataquis….Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford; Somerset…Fairfield, Pittsfield Norridgewock, Athens; Waldo…Searsport, Winterport; Washington…East Machias, Machias

Questions or more information: contact Andy Burt at downtoearth145@gmail.com or call 207-380-5387.

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