December 31



Polar Plunge 2010 Polar plungers race into the Atlantic at East End Beach in Portland on Dec. 31, 2010. (Photo by Jordan Shaw)

Once again ReVision’s staff has been talked into running a 5k and then charging into the Atlantic Ocean all to benefit the NRCM as we make a statement about climate change. The aptly titled “Polar Bear Dip and Dash” affords runners and dippers the opportunity to dress up like polar bears, join a 5k around Portland’s beautiful Back Bay, and then join in a group battle cry as the dippers charges into the frigid (but not quite as frigid as we think it should be) Atlantic.

NRCM makes the point that “The willy-nilly wildness of the Dip and Dash is a great reminder that the holiday season is an important time to reflect on the past year. For us, that includes last session’s hard-fought battles to stop so much harmful environmental legislation—and work in support of good legislation, too. Mostly, though, what we reflect on is how engaged our members and supporters have been over the last year. All of the actions you took on issues important to you, the financial help you provided in support of our work, the calls and emails of encouragement to us—they all went a long way. As we head into the final month of 2012, we hope you will spend some time outside marveling at the natural beauty of our state. And if that includes joining us for the Dip and Dash, so much the better!”

You can join the Dip and Dash by signing up here: – or just show up on New Year’s Eve and cheer on ReVision’s staffers as they plunge into the ocean!