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.
- Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information.
- In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines.
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.
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