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Talk – Digging for Buried Treasure: Hidden Gems in Maine’s Reuse Markets 

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine.

blue jeansSpeakers: Cindy Isenhour, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology & Climate Change Institute, UMaine and Brie Berry, Postdoctoral Researcher, UMaine

Join Dr. Cindy Isenhour and Dr. Brie Berry as they dig through the hidden sustainability dimensions of repairing, reusing and reselling goods. While Mainers have been reusing goods for a long time, recent concerns with climate change, resource scarcity and depletion, habitat and biodiversity loss, and growing levels of waste have focused new attention on the potential for reuse to address unsustainable systems of production-consumption-disposal. Drawing on the results of a five-year research project, Cindy and Brie outline the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainability hiding in plain sight in Maine’s second hand economies.

To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ruth Hallsworth, 207.581.3196 or hallsworth@maine.edu

 

Details

Date:
September 20
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Mitchell Center
Phone:
207-581-3195
Email:
umgmc@maine.edu
Website:
https://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/

Venue

107 Norman Smith Hall
Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Phone:
207-581-3195
Website:
http://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/