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About Seacoast NH CAN

Seacoast NH Climate Action Now (CAN) is a New Hampshire-based,  grassroots organization working to build sustainable communities. We encourage you to get involved in one of our five committees - and to sign up for Bright Action, a software app that can support your personal efforts to live sustainably.

Our Vision & Mission

Our vision is a livable planet for all.  Our mission is to grow sustainable communities in our seacoast region through community partnership, inspirational education and practical action. We believe that by working together, we can create a better future for ourselves, our children, and our planet.


Our Focus

  • Renewable Energy

  • Waste Reduction 

  • Greening Transportation Infrastructure

  • Plant-rich Eating

  • Community-wide Environmental Planning​

  • Disposable Plastics Reduction

Our Accomplishments

  • 2023 Portsmouth Community Conversations:  Land Use & Transportation

  • 2023 Sustainability Fair

  • 2023 Earth Day Cleanup

  • 2023 EV Expo

  • 2019-Present:  Composting education, signage & outreach

  • 2021-Present:  Plant-rich eating events & restaurant promotions

  • 2018 Rican Structing Project: Fundraising to provide shelter, clean water and power to aid people still struggling in Puerto Rico.

  • 2017 “Energize 360” campaign in 15 NH Seacoast Communities promoting clean energy systems, weatherization & efficiency. Participants spent over 3.2 million resulting in 251 projects that will cut over 507 tons of carbon pollution.

  • 2017 Port City Makerspace solar hot air panel array to reduce its heating costs/consumption.

  • 2016 “Solarize Seacoast Maine” campaign in the K.E.Y.S. Region which installed 250 kilowatts of solar energy offsetting 220 tons of carbon pollution

  • Partner with Seacoast Sustainability Alliance to hold a series of environmental themed “Handprint Parties.” (ongoing)

  • Completed 24 “Energy Shares” (on-going)

  • Completed 14 “Energy Raisers” (hands-on installation projects) (ongoing)

  • Conduct “Skill Share/Builder” programs around efficiency and renewable energy

  • Partnered with NH Habitat for Humanity to conduct weatherization projects

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