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Research teams focused on shell middens research, energy justice and sea-run fish in Maine receive Sustainability Grants

We’re excited to announce that six projects have been awarded Mitchell Center Sustainability Grants for fiscal year 2022. Three of the funded projects, focused on Indigenous community engagement in research on Maine’s shell middens, energy justice and community energy, and telling the stories of sea-run fish in Maine, are highlighted below. The other three projects […]

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Meet new Mitchell Center member Onur Apul

Mitchell Center members share a passion for tackling complex sustainability problems that matter to people and communities through collaboration with diverse stakeholders and across many different areas of expertise. They come from a wide range of disciplines—from engineering and economics to fisheries and agriculture to business and communication—and take an interdisciplinary approach because that’s what’s […]

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Ross earns NSF CAREER award to study fresh, saltwater mixing in estuaries

Lauren Ross, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and Mitchell Center faculty fellow, was recently awarded more than $600,000 in a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award will advance research on land-sea connections, fresh and saltwater exchange, and transport of materials in complex tidal estuaries. The NSF CAREER award is […]

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Statewide research symposium hosted by Darling Marine Center highlights student work

Twenty-five undergraduate and recent post-baccalaureate students from the University of Maine, University of Southern Maine and 10 other institutions shared the results of their summer marine research on Aug. 10 in the virtual 2021 University of Maine SEA Fellows Symposium. The SEA Fellows program is coordinated by UMaine’s Darling Marine Center and the Downeast Institute, which serves as the UMaine […]

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Lee to offer August 31 webinar on reducing food waste in Maine

Mitchell Center Faculty Fellow Susanne Lee will present “Beyond the Bin: Maine’s Big Six Solutions for Reducing Food Waste,” at 2 p.m. on August 31. The free, interactive webinar will be hosted by the Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission; visit their website to register. Lee leads the Food Rescue Maine initiative and the Mitchell […]

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Sustainability RLE course offers new UMaine students opportunities to engage in real-world research 

As part of the UMaine Research Learning Experiences (RLE) program launching in fall 2021, Mitchell Center Faculty Fellow François Amar will offer the course “Managing Change: The Science of Sustainability,” which will provide an on-ramp for early undergraduate work in sustainability research and showcase projects of Mitchell Center faculty. In this one-credit course offered to […]

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Stoll and Local Catch Network featured on Good Morning America

Sustainable seafood got national attention recently when Good Morning America aired a segment on what sustainable seafood is, why it matters, and how to find and support it. The segment featured Joshua Stoll, UMaine assistant professor of marine policy and Mitchell Center faculty fellow, and the Local Catch Network, which supports community fisheries and helps […]

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Haedicke and Ross receive Faculty Research Awards

Mitchell Center Faculty Fellows Michael Haedicke and Lauren Ross have received UMaine Faculty Research Awards to further their work. Haedicke, an associate professor of sociology, was given a summer research award for his project, “Constructing and Contesting Climate Adaptation Plans in Southern Louisiana.” Ross, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, received a scholarly […]

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Research teams focused on reusable packaging, engaging with tribal nations, and coastal stewardship receive Sustainability Grants

We’re excited to announce that six projects have been awarded Mitchell Center Sustainability Grants for fiscal year 2022. Three of the funded projects are highlighted below and the rest will be featured in an upcoming Mitchell Center news article. Exploring the Potential for Reusable Take-out Packaging in Maine Maine residents are generating more waste per […]

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Media cover launch of Readfield food recycling program

The Bangor Daily News, Centralmaine.com, the Sun Journal, and Waste Advantage Magazine reported on the July 24 launch of a municipal food recycling program organized by the towns of Readfield, Fayette and Wayne, in partnership with the Mitchell Center and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The program, which is part of the Food Rescue MAINE initiative, […]

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