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Elaine Thompson
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The new grants will allow schools in Greenville, Kittery, Appleton and Yarmouth to create pre-K programs. Several other schools will expand existing programs.
There are currently only about 6,000, a 90% increase from just a couple years ago but still a drop in the bucket compared to what the state wants to see by the end of the decade.
The ambitious 30 x 30 goal is part of President Biden's climate agenda. It's also a target in Maine, the most heavily forested state in the country. And there's cautious optimism the target can be met.
The Center for an Ecology-Based Economy is trying to get ahead of climate change by working on the issues of transportation, renewable energy, shelter and food.
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