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October 2022

Orono Energy Efficiency Fair

October 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME United States
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This event is free and open to all. Go to Orono.org for details. Local Business Vendors Presentations Door Prize and Raffle Questions? Contact mhess@orono.org or 207-889-6105

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Talk – Maine Sustainability Hub: Building a Sustainability Community at UMaine

October 24, 2022 @ 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. Starting in spring and summer of 2021, a group of UMaine faculty and students began imagining a sustainability hub that would organize many of the disparate efforts, both academic and extra-curricular, that engage students in the work of sustainability. One goal is a web-presence that…

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Talk – Fulfilling our Land Grant Mission: Engaging Communities in Teaching, Research and Outreach

October 31, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Eastport, Maine. Photo credit: Ken Woisard 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: Hannah Carter, Dean, University of Maine Cooperative Extension The University of Maine is the state's Land Grant institution with the tripartite mission of Teaching, Research and Outreach.  How does UMaine engage with communities across the state and what…

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November 2022

2023 MSWC Request for Session Topics

November 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Virtual ME United States

The Maine Sustainability & Water Conference committee wants your input to bring some new and exciting sessions to the 2023 conference. If you would like to help organize a session for the conference, please submit the information outlined below to umgmc@maine.edu no later than Friday, November 4. Session title Description – Brief paragraph (150-200 words) describing the focus of the session Session Chairs – Preference is for co-chairs who represent different perspectives (e.g. science and management, academic and non-academic) on…

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Talk – How can community-engaged researchers contribute to coastal community resilience?

November 7, 2022 @ 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: Heather Leslie, Director of UMaine's Darling Marine Center; Professor, UMaine's School of Marine Sciences; and Mitchell Center Faculty Fellow In this talk, Dr. Heather Leslie will reflect on how the emerging science of social-ecological systems has shaped the interdisciplinary research that she, her students…

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Talk – Wabanaki plant gathering in Acadia National Park: Mobilizing Indigenous Knowledge to restore traditional sweet grass harvesting

November 14, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Suzanne Greenlaw and Shantel Neptune walking through a salt marsh. Photo credit: Holland Havercamp 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. This talk will not be recorded. Speaker: Suzanne Greenlaw, School of Forest Resources, UMaine Suzanne currently co-leads a project that facilitates the development of plant gathering agreements between the Wabanaki Nations…

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Talk – Becoming a Policy Entrepreneur: Learning to love the creative and sometimes surreal world of policy making

November 21, 2022 @ 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: Masks are required for Mitchell Center talks Speaker: Lisa Margonelli, Editor in Chief, Issues in Science and Technology Discussion of research and policy sometimes focuses on being an honest broker of information for policymakers, or doing engaged research with communities to support decision making. What gets talked about less is how…

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Talk – Sustainability Is Not Enough: From Stewardship to Reciprocity

November 28, 2022 @ 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: Roger Milliken, Board Chair, Baskaghegan Company In this talk, Roger Milliken explores the conflicts between a thriving forest—and society—and the traditional practice of forest management.  Building on perspectives gained from 40 years of forest management and conservation, he describes the tensions experienced by those…

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January 2023

Oral Abstract Deadline – Maine Sustainability & Water Conference

January 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Maine Sustainability & Water Conference Thursday, March 30, 2023 Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine Oral abstracts Oral abstracts must fit within the guidelines of one of the session topics outlined on the concurrent sessions* page. Submission Deadline The submission deadline for oral abstracts is Friday, January 6, 2023. Abstracts can be submitted online or as an email attachment (Microsoft Word document or rtf file) to umgmc@maine.edu. Notification of acceptance of oral abstracts for presentation will take place no later than…

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Talk – Who’s On First? Focusing on the importance of relationships in climate action

January 30 @ 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: Masks are required for all Mitchell Center talks. Speaker: Nathan Robbins, Climate Change Specialist, Maine Department of Environmental Protection Maine’s 2020 Climate Action Plan is a blueprint for immediate action, requiring transformational changes in the way climate change principles are incorporated into day-to-day decision-making. With its adoption, Maine continues to build…

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