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Maine Climate Council, Maine Climate Council, Maine.gov


7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College


Science, Social Studies, Economics, Engineering

Resource Types

  • Videos, 4 minutes
  • Videos, 2 minutes, 16 seconds, CC
  • Videos, 34 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Videos, 41 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Videos, 32 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, Maine


Downloadable MP4/M4V

Maine Won't Wait Videos

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  • These brief videos introduce students to the Maine Won't Wait initiative, available grants for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, green energy jobs, and examples of individuals and groups taking action.
  • The community resilience videos highlight projects in Presque Isle, South Portland, and Limestone.
Teaching Tips


  • The Vimeo videos can be downloaded for use offline in the classroom.
  • Students may be inspired by the actions taken in their local area to address climate change and sustainability.

Additional Prerequisites

  • You must click the Vimeo icon on the first two videos to get to the download page.
  • There are no subtitles or closed captioning for the Vimeo videos, but they can be slowed down.


  • Consider using the first video as inspiration for students to research an energy-saving action they can take that costs no money and conserves resources.
  • Have economics or social studies students research the grants available in their area for energy efficiency projects that could be completed in their home or school.
  • Career counselors could use the second video to introduce students to green careers and the growth expected in that sector.
  • Use the community resilience videos to highlight individual and local actions that are making a difference for their communities in a social studies, business, or economics class.
Scientist Notes
This resource contains videos about the strategic steps that scientists, activists, environmentalists, policymakers, and citizens of Maine have adopted to tackle climate change. Through the Community Resilience Partnership, needs assessments have been conducted to prioritize climate adaptation and mitigation projects. As a result, Maine's solar energy capacity has been expanded and the sustainability of its tribal fish hatchery and other site-specific adaptation projects have been implemented to combat climate change. The resource is recommended for teaching.
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    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking and Listening (K-12)
      • SL.6-8.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
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