The GCCM’s mission is to develop an effective, state-wide network of colleges, universities and partners working to improve environmental sustainability on campuses throughout Maine through communication and education.

What We Do

To accomplish this mission, the organization maintains a member listserve and conducts workshops, conferences and focused meetings where members can share their knowledge and experience and where they can benefit together from outside experts. Past GCCM workshops have focused on such topics as green building, sustainable dining services, alternative fuels, energy efficiency, and sustainable landscaping. For some of these, such as the workshop on green dining services at Bates College, in-house staff shared their experiences with peers from other institutions. For others, such as the alternative power workshop at Bowdoin, outside specialists presented new information to interested representatives from member institutions.