Campaign Earth organizes actions and events to build a world that is just and sustainable for all who live here. We provide the resources for communities to access solar energy, fight against extreme energy threats in Maine, and support youth work across the state.
In 2019, Campaign Earth is scaling up its projects to provide meaningful, inclusive, and powerful ways for Mainers to protect our homes and communities from the climate crisis. Check out our work to empower youth, fund renewable energy projects, and oppose new fossil fuel infrastructure across the state!
Sarah Lachance founded Campaign Earth in 2001, immediately following the birth of her first child. Motivated by the overwhelming desire to protect the planet for all future generations, Campaign Earth was created. For the first decade of its work, CE focused on a monthly challenge program that allowed people from around the country to take one step each month to lower their personal carbon footprint. In addition to thousands of individuals taking the challenge, the program was implemented in schools, places of worship, and businesses around the U.S.
Chloe Maxmin is a graduate of the Harvard College Class of 2015 and currently lives and organizes in her home state of Maine to build political power for climate justice. Chloe became a climate activist when she was 12, forming the Climate Action Club in high school. At Harvard, she co-founded Divest Harvard–a campaign calling on Harvard University to divest its endowment from fossil fuels–and helped grow DH from group of 3 into a movement of over 70,000 people. Chloe also founded First Here, Then Everywhere to empower youth climate activists. She was awarded the Brower Youth Award, named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone, and featured in the New York Times, NPR, Bill Moyers, Bloomberg, Real Time with Bill Maher, and other news outlets.