The Midcoast Green Collaborative was formed by a group of local citizens concerned about global warming and consequent climate change as well as our currently unsustainable economic system. A number of nations recognize the connection between the two and are willing to treat it as a business opportunity, particularly in the area of renewable, alternative energy products and services. China is one example: a scant few years ago their share of the world solar cell market was 1% .Then they introduced a feed-in tariff for electricity, creating a huge domestic market. Today they are world leaders with a greater than 33% market share.
Our intention is to put the Damariscotta area on the map as one of Maines premier sustainably living communities, where family farms and businesses offering wholesome food, maximum energy efficiency, alternative energy products and services and sustainable transportation flourish and grow, and living wage paying jobs are created. Because renewable energy and small farming are inherently local, the jobs created will not be easily outsourced to distant lands.