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March 2022

Talk – Dukes of Hazards: Reducing natural disaster risks with community planning

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

This event will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. A Career Q&A for graduate and undergraduate students will follow the talk. Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines. Speaker: Sam Roy, Natural Hazards Planner, Maine Emergency Management Agency The U.S. sustains on average more than $51 billion in losses and 361 deaths per year from weather and climate hazards. In Maine,…

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Talk – Equity and Environmental Justice: Opportunities for the State of Maine

March 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. A Career Q&A for graduate and undergraduate students will follow the talk. Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines. Speaker: Jessica Scott, Senior Climate Advisor, Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future The Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future (GOPIF) has been working with a variety of state agencies,…

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Talk – The Maine Forest Tick Survey: Cross-disciplinary and community-engaged science for public health

March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. A Career Q&A for graduate and undergraduate students will follow the talk. Virtual attendance: Complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information. In-person attendance: Attendees must follow UMaine’s COVID-19 guidelines. Ixodes scapularis - Commonly known as the deer tick or black-legged tick Speaker: Allison (Allie) Gardner, Assistant Professor, School of Biology and Ecology, UMaine Due to a combination of climate change and an…

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April 2022

Talk – The Forever Chemicals: PFAS in Maine

April 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

What they are, where they come from, and what can we do about them 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. Speakers: Dr. Onur Apul, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UMaine Dr. Dianne Kopec, Research Fellow, Mitchell Center Dr. Caroline Noblet, Associate Professor, School of Economics, UMaine John Peckenham, Research Associate,…

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Talk – Building a community of interest and response to an invasive species threatening Maine’s ash trees and Wabanaki cultural lifeways

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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. Speaker: John Daigle, citizen member of the Penobscot Nation and Professor in the UMaine School of Forest Resources The invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) poses a potentially devastating threat to all three species of ash (brown, green, and white) found in Maine. The EAB is…

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Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit 2022

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual ME United States
Free

Improving Maine’s Food System The Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit is Maine’s annual food waste event that brings together our state’s key food system participants—farms, food businesses, feeding partners, community leadership, and government and nonprofit organizations. Working together, we can move to a circular food system where food is highly valued and never wasted. This new vision for Maine’s food system will equitably deliver economic, social, and environmental/climate benefits for all Maine people! Please visit the summit webpage to register…

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Talk – Art as an Agent of Change: The emergence of ‘Creative Ecologies’

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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. Speakers: Justin Wolff, Professor of Art History, Chair of the Dept. of Art, UMaine Susan Smith, Director of the Intermedia Program, Interim Director, Lord Hall Gallery, UMaine During the past decade we have noticed with fascination the emergence of “Creative Ecologies,” a broad interdisciplinary field…

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Networking Session for Sustainability Solutions

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Fostering collaboration, funding strategies and careers to promote a bright environmental, social and economic future for Maine The event will take place in Memorial Union in the Bear's Den (Upper Level) and Lown Room Why this event is for you? Researchers: Spark new research ideas, start collaborations in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary related topics, learn about sustainability research topics and activities. Students: Hear about careers, research, and opportunities related to sustainability science. Stakeholder partners, businesses & alumni: Share your experiences, engage…

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Zoom Live! Event – Food Saving Fun with Chef Becky Shepherd

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual ME United States
Free

Maine Food Too Good To Waste Learn fun & easy cooking tips to end food waste! Taught by Chef Becky of Wild Oats Cafe in Brunswick To register: https://bit.ly/3E2mngN Sponsored by: Food Rescue Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Winslow Public Library Portland Public Library Waterville Public Library Readfield Community Library

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After Earth Day Panel

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wilson Center, 67 College Avenue
Orono, 04473
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Free

Join us for a panel discussion about the importance of sustainable year-round action featuring student and community leaders. A catered lunch will follow. This event is made possible through the generous support of the Alton ‘38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund

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