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Freeport woman named one of the nation's 40 hometown heroes

A Freeport woman is in the running for a $100,000 charitable contribution from Volvo for her work promoting climate-friendly initiatives in towns around Maine. Joan Saxe, a Sierra Club volunteer, works with cities and towns to help them reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions, and cut energy use and costs. More than 10 municipalities -- including Portland and South Portland -- are listed as Maine's 'Cool Communities'. If Saxe wins the top prize (which she can do by garnering the most votes at www.volvoforlifeawards.com), she stands to receive $100,000 for charity, plus a new Volvo car every three years for life. Woah.  

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