Student Note

The Maine Campus Compact has announced that Ryan Martin, a sophomore at the University of Maine at Machias, is one of four students receiving the organization’s Heart and Soul Award for civic engagement.

Martin, an Ellsworth native who is enrolled in the environmental studies program at UMM, is responsible for co-founding the university’s first student-run environmental group. Along with Eilea Wagner, he started the Green Council. The Green Council ran Recycle Mania, a 10-week long competition between colleges across the nation to see who could recycle the most per capita. During the 10 weeks of Recycle Mania, the Green Council rallied enough support to win the state competition and come in 10th nationally.

The Heart and Soul Ceremony was scheduled to take place April 16 in the atrium of the Maine State Museum in Augusta.

Nicole Ouellette

Nicole Ouellette

When Nicole isn't giving advice she's completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who'll talk back. [email protected]