An Interview with Olivia Griset, Executive Director of MEEA
Where in Maine can individuals find MEEA resources and who are they for?
MEEA provides statewide resources for Maine students and educators.
What topics do your resources cover?
Environmental education, Environmental Equity and Justice, Outdoor Learning, Community Based Environmental Learning, Environmental education policy and advocacy, Environmental Education Evaluation, Place-based education, nature-based education PreK-adult!
What kind of resources do you offer to Maine students?
We host a youth-led statewide network for environmental justice and leadership called the Maine Environmental Changemakers Network. This network supports individuals from 15-30 who are passionate about leading forward environmental action in their schools and committees. We offer training for youth and facilitate a book club, commnity calls and help connect youth with the external opportunities, mentors and training they need to advance their work.
MEEA collaborates with Campaign Earth on JustME for JustUS (JMJU). JMJU is a statewide youth-led network that connects youth from rural Maine communities and marginalized communities who are passionate about climate justice with the training to help support civic engagement at the school, town, state and federal level. At JMJU We offer regional listening sessions, trainings, school and campus visits, and youth-led strategy development. Our goal is to shift power and mobilize Maine youth to be critical players in building a just and sustainable Maine.