Last Chance! Online Registration closes Friday!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to discover tools you can use in your community to become more resilient, efficient and informed in the face of a changing climate using consumer-friendly tactics gleaned from our recent trip to Denmark. Registration closes Friday for Community Solutions to a Changing Climate: The GrowSmart Maine Annual Meeting, October 20th at the Pepperell Center in Biddeford! 

Register today for Historic, Manufacturing, Downtown, Cultural or Natural Connections tours of Biddeford; a fun, networking “unlunch”; and our afternoon program in the newly restored Pepperell Center, featuring leaders in renewable and efficient energy use from across the state. Then stay for a networking reception featuring fare from a selection of local restaurants and beer from Biddeford’s own Banded Horn Brewing Co.! Learn more from our exhibitors and talk with Maine non-profits about how their community-level organizing efforts might be right for your town. Join us for the day or just the afternoon – it’s your choice!


With all of our events, our goal is to inspire, inform and empower Mainers to engage in managing growth and change.  Our responses to a changing climate is just one aspect of smart growth. There are parts of Maine growing quickly and those places with no growth.  All can benefit from the most basic of smart growth principles.  There is no single solution for community vitality; there are instead related and perhaps regionally varied tools to ensure that our children’s generation, be they Native Mainers, New Mainers or Deeply Rooted Mainers, will choose Maine.


Please join us in Biddeford next Tuesday, October 20th to find your Community Solutions to a Changing ClimateRegister Today.


Take the train for just $5 each way from any station! Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL. Reference promotion code v488 when making the required reservation. October 20th only.
Online Registration closes at 5pm this Friday the 16th. Walk-in registrations will be accepted for the afternoon program only.

Generously sponsored by:




CEIIsland InstituteJ.B. Brown and SonsLee InternationalReVision Energy • Wright Pierce

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine • Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution

The GrowSmart Maine Annual Meeting is using green power courtesy of the Maine Green Power Program! Your home or business can be too. Find out more at