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Coronavirus 101

As many of you know, I am a nurse with a master’s degree in public health.

Posted on 
Mar 19, 2020
  by
Nan McLaughlin
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Recycling

One State, Big Impacts

We do quite a bit of business with the good folks in Texas and one of our most passionate customers is Theresa Finch, an environmental scientist from The Coastal Bend Council of Governments.

Posted on 
Mar 6, 2020
  by
Nan McLaughlin
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Advocacy

It Only Takes One — Part I

At Sidewalk Buttler, we frequently hear from the groups we work with how one person with passion and determination can have a huge impact on their community and surrounding areas.

Posted on 
Feb 5, 2020
  by
Nan McLaughlin
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Environment

Happy New Decade from Sidewalk Buttler

The New Year is a time to look ahead with hope and expectation. It’s a time to take stock, plan for the future, and move forward.

Posted on 
Jan 10, 2020
  by
Nan McLaughlin
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Recycling

Investing in People and Planet

As we prepare to wrap up 2019, Mike and I are feeling grateful for all of our allies in the movement to eliminate cigarette butt litter from our environment.

Posted on 
Dec 19, 2019
  by
Nan McLaughlin
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Environment

People Doing Great Things For a Healthy Planet

Whether you’re taking a walk on the beach or strolling downtown, it’s always disheartening to see plastic litter in the environment. But what can any of us do about it?

Posted on 
Jul 29, 2019
  by
Nan McLaughlin
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In The News

Sidewalk Buttler Pitches GSB Launchpad

Last week, Mike and I had the opportunity to pitch Sidewalk Buttler as one of five Gorham Savings Bank LaunchPad finalists.

Posted on 
Jun 12, 2019
  by
Nan McLaughlin
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Sustainability

How Do You Define Sustainability?

We are lucky to work alongside so many great people doing their part for Planet Earth every day. Today, I want to share some of them with you.

Posted on 
Apr 22, 2019
  by
Nan McLaughlin
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History

Sidewalk Buttler™ — The Origin Story (Final Chapter)

Though we hustled to be ready for inspection of our new shop, that inspection was disappointingly postponed. Nevertheless, we got to work on The Big Order.

Posted on 
Mar 18, 2019
  by
Nan McLaughlin
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History

Sidewalk Buttler™ — The Origin Story (Part II)

National Resource Council of Maine’s 2014 Sustainability Report heightened community awareness and support of our Sidewalk Buttler program.

Posted on 
Feb 19, 2019
  by
Nan McLaughlin
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History

Sidewalk Buttler™ — The Origin Story (Part I)

The story of Sidewalk Buttler™ began in 2013 as a way to help clean up toxic cigarette litter on the streets of Portland, Maine.

Posted on 
Jan 8, 2019
  by
Nan McLaughlin
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Environment

My New Patient: Planet Earth

After more than forty years as a registered nurse, I am switching my focus from the individual patient to a global concern: Planet Earth.

Posted on 
Aug 18, 2018
  by
Nan McLaughlin
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