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Maine Campus Compact is a coalition of 18 member campuses whose purpose is to catalyze and lead a movement to reinvigorate the public purposes and civic mission of higher education. We seek to transform our campuses in ways that develop better informed, active citizen problem-solvers, stronger communities, and a more just democratic society. We believe that our campuses must be vital agents and architects of a flourishing democracy. Read More
Maine Campus Compact Programs
Maine Partnerships for Environmental Stewardship
Maine Campus Compact’s Maine Partnerships for Environmental Stewardship (MPES) Program will host 38 AmeriCorps Members (a combo of FT/QT/MT ) who will partner with higher education institutions and community organizations at 6 sites across the state. MPES focus areas are environmental stewardship and economic opportunity. Maine’s cold climate, inadequate weatherization resources, and aged building stock contribute to a vital need for increased energy efficiency. Economically disadvantaged populations, in particular, have a greater mean energy burden due to lower quality housing and reliance on energy-intensive heating devices. Through campus/community partnerships focused on energy efficiency education and light weatherization services, MPES AmeriCorps Members will increase energy efficiency and cost savings for economically disadvantaged populations, community organizations, and non-profit higher educational institutions. In addition to responding to the need for increased energy efficiency, MPES will address the need for more job opportunities and vocational training, particularly for unemployed and economically disadvantaged individuals in growth fields like green jobs.