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This Thanksgiving We are Composting: Lets Give Back to Nature

November is here and the month of giving begins again. Now is the time of year when you get together with your family and friends. This is an opportunity to appreciate what you have, who is in your life, and your time well spent amongst those that you love. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. […]

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Innovation in Energy

Energy is an essential property that contributes to the processes that occur around us everyday. It takes energy for a butterfly’s wings to flap. It takes energy for a car to drive down the road. It takes energy for us to breathe, walk, and talk. Energy flows through everything. In another sense of the word, […]

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Pollution Prevention for the Holidays

December. The hallmark of the holiday season is upon us once again as we have completed yet another cycle around the sun. Many of you are likely going home for the holidays, visiting your loved ones, and exchanging gifts with one another. This month is often busy all around as you are finishing up the […]

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A Guide to Wellness in the Maine Outdoors

Unfortunately, Summer has come to an end for this year. Now the cold air is rolling in and the leaves have changed colors as we transition into Fall. Luckily, November is a fantastic month to get outdoors in Maine! Maine is most often known as the “vacationland” state and for a good reason. It has […]

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What’s Up with Upcycling?

Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling. We’ve heard it time and time again and often use it in our everyday lives. Some things are often easier to do, such as reducing our food waste or our hot water consumption by taking shorter showers. We may recycle our paper and cardboard or even reuse containers, bottles, and boxes. […]

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Storm Water Run Off

Stormwater runoff can be a problem, especially in urban areas like Bangor, Old Town, Orono, and even the University of Maine campus. Stormwater runoff is defined as rain that hits the ground or other horizontal surface and flows downhill to rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters. On-campus our runoff often collects pollutants like road salt, […]

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Earth Week Around the World

April 22 is a day that more than a billion people celebrate now. Earth Day is meant to bring awareness to problems the Earth faces, like pollution and deforestation. The first Earth Day was in 1970 when Senator Gaylord Nelson organized an event to show the large support for environmental issues throughout the United States. […]

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LEED Certification: What It Means (On and Off Campus)

LEED Certified buildings are an important part of sustainable development around the world. Buildings becoming more sustainable can result in energy saving, safe structure, and enhancing the community standards. These buildings are an important part of addressing climate change and accomplishing ESG goals. These buildings really support more equitable communities as well.  There are four […]

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Experiences Instead of Gifts

The holidays have arrived, gifts are running back and forth between friends and family and everyone is stressed about the perfect gift to get their special someone. There is a new idea going around that is sustainable and interesting for new gift giving. Giving someone an experience as a gift is a new option that […]

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