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Senator George J. Mitchell Center & Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative


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Sustainable Science Partnerships: Belief is the First Step

Researchers at the Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) have broken new ground in the pursuit to better understand how sustainable science partnerships between municipalities and universities can be successful. The key ingredient: belief. In a large survey of Maine municipal officials, the factor that made stakeholders most likely to consider a problem-solving partnership with a university was personal belief that such a venture held value. Neither the severity of a particular local problem nor its financial burden on the community was as big an influence.  To see the whole story, click here

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Senator George J. Mitchell Center & Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative
5710 Norman Smith Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.3244E-mail: umgmc@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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