PORTLAND — The Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club has appointed Alice Elliott as its new director to spearhead the environmental advocacy and education efforts of the chapter’s volunteers.
“I am thrilled to join Sierra Club Maine to lead members in their important environmental advocacy work,” Elliott commented. “This dedicated group of volunteers has an incredible track record in protecting Maine’s wilderness heritage, clean waters, and stunning coastline. I am passionate about protecting Maine’s environment and addressing the devastating effects of climate change. And I’m excited to get to work for such a prestigious and effective organization.”
Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club is the oldest and largest environmental advocacy organization in North America. Its mission is to explore, enjoy and protect the planet. The Maine Chapter, celebrating its 25th year in 2018, is a volunteer-run grassroots organization, working with volunteers to advocate for environmental protection and promote efforts to stem global warming and climate disruption.
“We’re exceptionally pleased to have Alice take on this management role,” said Tony Donovan, chair of Sierra Club Maine Executive Committee. “Following a nationwide search, we found the right person right here in Maine to support our wide-ranging efforts in countering climate disruptions, protecting Maine’s woods and waters, and engaging in environmental justice for all.”
Prior to joining the Sierra Club, Elliott served for the past 14 years as the associate director of Community Engagement at Colby College, working with college faculty and students to address community needs, and at Unity College and the Maine Campus Compact developing and leading civic engagement and community service-learning programs. A Maine native, Elliott is an avid gardener and birdwatcher and resides in Topsham when not camping in Maine’s beautiful parks and wilderness.