Community

Be a part of the green community

Do you live, work, or play in Ellsworth and want to be a positive force in the community?

We have opportunities for everyone, from attending an event to helping implement Green Plan recommendations as a member of an action team.

  • Sign up for our e-news: We'll send you a quarterly Green Ellsworth newsletter letting you know about events and opportunities to discuss the topics that matter to you.

  • Learn more about our Green Ellsworth Action Teams and then sign-up as a Friend of Green Ellsworth to get involved in a subject (or a few!) you're interested in.

  • To volunteer with Green Ellsworth more broadly (e.g., communications and digital outreach, grant applications and fundraising, volunteer management, citizen scientist teams), contact: Mary Blackstone.

Attend an event

Community Solar – What's in it for ME?

Tuesday, December 7, 5:00-6:00 PM, online

Join Green Ellsworth and Ampion, a community solar company founded in Bar Harbor, to learn more about how community solar helps Mainers save money while protecting the environment. The state's community solar program enables electricity customers to access clean energy without purchasing or installing solar panels and offers savings up to 15% off a typical monthly bill. Ellsworth-area residents and businesses who want to learn more about their solar options are encouraged to attend!

Register at bit.ly/ellsworth-solar. FMI: Martha Dickinson of Green Ellsworth or Nico Valette of Ampion.

This public events list is maintained by Green Ellsworth. The calendar includes events organized by Green Ellsworth and other area events that support a green community. Our ability to plan for and host events has been limited by the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are committed to providing and promoting opportunities to connect, learn, and maintain our sense of community.

Are you hosting a green event? Email us to include list it here.

Recent Events

Sea Level Rise in Ellsworth

November 16, online -- watch the event here!

What impacts will the effects of sea level rise have on Ellsworth, including its shoreline habitat, residential property and downtown businesses? How can we mitigate these effects and adapt to our changing waterfront? Answers to these and other questions were discussed at a recent event hosted by Green Ellsworth in partnership with the Island Institute. This forum begins the conversation around these questions and kicks off a series of forums regarding future management of the Union River and its shorefront in Ellsworth. Read the full press release here.

Featured panelists included:

Credit: Nicholas Navarre