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April 2021

Talk – Restoring Penobscot Language Use: How an English professor is helping access vital knowledge for a sustainable future

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual ME United States
Free

This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required. Please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information. When I began the project of publishing “Still They Remember Me”: Penobscot Transformer Tales, Volume 1, I placed a primary value on working responsively with Penobscot language keeper Carol Dana, who wanted help to restore Penobscot language use.  Dana wanted to make bilingual text versions readily available to young people in her community. Reading the narratives as literature, I saw…

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Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual ME United States
Free

To register: https://maine.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkcu-rqjMtEtN97Ukkq5wNQRGN-cElg4Jd For more information: Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit Contact: Susanne Lee at Susanne.Lee@maine.edu America is a leader in wasted food where 40% of the food we produce is never eaten. For Maine, this means 219 lbs. of food wasted per person or nearly 300 million lbs. annually. At the same time, we have over 200,000 Mainers suffering from food insecurity – including 1 out of 5 of our children. Adding to the problem, these food losses cost…

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Talk – Strengthening learning, leadership and equity in Maine and Wabanaki wild shellfisheries

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual ME United States
Free

Insights from the Maine Shellfish Learning Network This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required. Please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information. Speakers: Bridie McGreavy, Tony Sutton and Gabby Hillyer, UMaine The future of shellfishing across Maine and Wabanaki homelands is uncertain, as wild clam and mussel fisheries face pressures from warming ocean temperatures and unsustainable economic and social conditions. However, there is a lot of room for optimism as a growing network of partners…

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Talk – A fishy tail about our food system

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free
Raw hake fish fillet on turquoise plate with lemon slices on black background

This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required. Please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information. Speaker: Joshua Stoll, Assistant Professor, School of Marine Sciences, UMaine and Mitchell Center Faculty Fellow Global trade of natural resources, including seafood, is at an all-time high as a result of improved technology and trade policies that promote export. Today, an estimated 36% of the seafood worldwide is traded across international borders at a value of $148 billion. In the United States…

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June 2021

Maine Reuse Summit

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual ME United States
Free

Join the Maine reuse team at the Maine Reuse Summit as they share results from a multi-year research project on Maine's vibrant reuse sector. The team of researchers will share findings from a statewide survey, national economic data, and ethnographic engagement to help us understand the economic and social value of reuse in Maine. We invite reuse practitioners and members of the public to join us virtually as we uncover the value of Maine's reuse economy. This event is open…

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September 2021

Talk – Team Science and Lessons from Kindergarten – The Essence of Collaborative Research

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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: Pips Veazey, Director, UMaine Portland Gateway Humanity is grappling with wicked problems that are complex, dynamic and difficult to solve including global climate change, ocean plastic pollution, and the coronavirus pandemic. No single person, approach or way of knowing can adequately address these issues single handedly. Collaborative teams…

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

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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: 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…

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Talk – Rendezvous for Sustainability: Creating space for science-based collaborative solutions

September 27 @ 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: Catherine Ashcraft, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment; Faculty Fellow, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire Weiwei Mo, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New Hampshire. The United States is one of the most heavily dammed countries around…

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October 2021

Talk – Why We Need History to Create a Sustainable World: Views from Wabanaki History

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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: Micah Pawling, Associate Professor, History and Native American Studies, UMaine This presentation explores the significance of historical research in the context of a sustainable society. In the past, people possessed different notions of sustainability resulting in considerable variations across time and space, providing researchers…

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Talk – Leveraging the Clean Energy Triangle — Technology, Policy and Finance — to Fight Climate Change

October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Lessons from Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., and Wall Street The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. A Career Q&A for UMaine 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: Dan Reicher, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford Woods Institute for Environment, Stanford University Conquering climate change will require, first and foremost, a rapid shift to low-carbon…

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