Marina Schauffler is a freelance journalist exploring the complex interconnections between ecology and culture. She writes essays, columns, op-eds, in-depth features and profiles for both regional and national publications.
Her column, Sea Change, first launched in April 2014, explores ways to live sustainably and address challenges involving climate, energy, transportation and land use. It is distributed to papers in Maine and seacoast New Hampshire through the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting.
Past Sea Change columns, archived on this site, are available for reprint. Contact Marina to discuss potential reprints or syndication.
Other writings appear on this site’s Portfolio page.
“Sea Change provides a unique voice and ‘food for thought’: you have your eye on the critical long-term issues, and great focus on what is most vital for both the nation’s and the planet’s future.” – F.M., Cape Elizabeth, Maine
“I thought your column was one of the best and most concise descriptions of this complex issue. Great job.” – B.P., Freeport, Maine
“Factual, personal, encouraging and actionable. Just what this planet needs.” – A.M., Falmouth, Maine
“Makes me think about my own habits and way of life.” – N.M., Rockland, Maine
“You have a unique gift for translating complex science into very readable layman’s terms.” – J.B., Wells, Maine
“Your article is well-written, informative, hopeful and challenging.” — P.R., Falmouth, Maine
“You always inspire me to want to do better personally (and I hope it has the same effect on other readers).” – P.G., Portland, Maine
“This is a remarkable, fresh, beautiful perspective on islands, on life, indeed, on limits.” – J.E., Freeport, Maine
“I read your Sea Change column regularly and enjoy your point of view and the clarity with which you express yourself… You have a nice touch with words. Reminds me of how–when your parent wants you to really hear something, she whispers rather than yells.” — C.H., Washington, Maine
“[Your column on grieving big changes along our shores] was the most delightfully written article I have EVER read… It was a joy to read. Kudos.” — A.T., West Gardiner, Maine
“Marina Schauffler has hit another one out of the park. Everything she writes is right on the money.” – K.W., Sanford, Maine