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UMaine-based Maine EPSCoR “Sustainable Maine” Episodes to Air

Three new episodes in the “Sustainable Maine” series will premiere beginning on Sept. 27 and in the coming weeks on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN). The Season 2 episodes are part of a continuing partnership between Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine and MPBN. The series takes a look at Maine’s involvement in a new branch of scientific inquiry known as “sustainability science,” which combines the study of biophysical sciences with social science and economics.  Researchers from Maine EPSCoR’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI), which is based at UMaine, are working with communities and stakeholders to produce research knowledge and link it to actions that can help to sustain Maine’s changing landscape and preserve its quality of place. Maine EPSCoR and MPBN partnership formed in 2010 to produce 2 to 3 documentaries each year that focus on SSI’s research and how it is helping to develop solutions for Maine.

The new films include “Saving Our Lakes” at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 and at 1 p.m. on Oct. 7, “Basket Trees” at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 1 p.m. on Oct. 21, and “Maine’s Vernal Pools” at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and at 1 p.m. on Oct. 28. For more information or to view these episodes on the web, visit http://www.mpbn.net/Television/LocalTelevisionPrograms/SustainableMaine.aspx.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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