FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maine Nonprofits Host Shared Celebration For Social and Environmental Justice

November 28, 2023


Marena Bach, Creative Strategist, Sierra Club Maine

Sierra Club Maine, Maine Youth for Climate Justice, and the Wabanaki Alliance invite the public to join them at their shared celebration on December 6th, 5:30-7:30pm at Oxbow Blending & Bottling in Portland. The three organizations have partnered to celebrate their accomplishments of 2023, and to reflect on their collective vision for the future.

The evening will include a climate justice panel discussion with panelists Nyalat Biliew of Sierra Club Maine, Audrey Hufnagel of Maine Youth for Climate Justice, and Ambassador Bryant of the Wabanaki Alliance. Pete Nichols, Sierra Club Maine’s Chapter Director, shares, “We are celebrating together because we know our organizations’ goals for social and environmental justice are innately intertwined. Intersectionality is ever-present in our work.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of experiences during a live auction. Packages include a one-night stay at eco hotel and spa, Inn by the Sea, located on the shores of Cape Elizabeth, four nights at Hidden Valley Nature Center: a world-class center with 1,000 acres of protected land in Jefferson, and a two-night stay at Nebo Lodge: a charming inn and restaurant on the island of North Haven. 

Local caterer, Butter + Kale, will provide heavy appetizers, and local oysters will be available from Glidden Point Oyster Farms and Mere Point Oyster Company.

All proceeds raised from this event will be divided equally among Sierra Club Maine, Maine Youth for Climate Justice, and the Wabanaki Alliance. Space is limited; tickets can be reserved online at Donations in support of this event can be made online at or by emailing

Sierra Club Maine, Maine Youth for Climate Justice, and the Wabanaki Alliance send a special thank you to all event supporters, especially lead sponsors Maine Beer Company and Revision Energy.


Sierra Club Maine is one of 64 chapters nationally with 4 million members and supporters. Working in Maine for over 40 years, Sierra Club Maine has over 20,000 members and supporters across the state. As a volunteer-run, grassroots organization, Sierra Club Maine believes in the power of people working together to make change happen. Their mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means necessary to carry out these objectives.