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April 2022

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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May 2022

Kennebunk Food Scrap Diversion Workshop – CANCELLED

May 25 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
West Kennebunk Fire Station, 80 Thompson Rd
Kennebunk, ME 04043
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Free

This workshop has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions. It will be rescheduled shortly. Location: West Kennebunk Fire Station 80 Thompson Road, Kennebunk, Maine Contact to register: Bryan Laverriere, Kennebunk Public Works Director, (207) 604-1308 This workshop is free and open to the public. The Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) is hosting a series of Food Scrap Diversion Workshops in collaboration with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry and the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell…

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Cumberland Food Scrap Diversion Workshop (with Maine DEP)

May 27 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Road
Cumberland Center, ME
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Free

Location: Cumberland Town Hall 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland Center Contact to register: William Shane, Cumberland Town Manager, (207) 829-4264 This workshop is free and open to the public. The Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) is hosting a series of Food Scrap Diversion Workshops in collaboration with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry and the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainable Solutions. These half-day workshops offer a chance to learn about the most up-to-date…

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June 2022

Caribou Food Scrap Diversion Workshop (with Maine DEP)

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Northern Maine Development Corporation, 11 West Presque Isle Road
Carbiou, ME
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Free

Location: Northern Maine Development Corporation 11 West Presque Isle Road, Caribou Contact to register: Jay Kamm, Senior Planner, NMDC, (207) 493-5757 This workshop is free and open to the public. The Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) is hosting a series of Food Scrap Diversion Workshops in collaboration with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry and the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainable Solutions. These half-day workshops offer a chance to learn about the…

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Auburn Food Scrap Diversion Workshop (with Maine DEP)

June 21 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Free

Location: Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments 125 Manley Road, Auburn, Maine Contact to register: Yvette Meunier, Environmental and Community Planner, AVCOG, (207) 783-9186 Ext. 225 This workshop is free and open to the public. The Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) is hosting a series of Food Scrap Diversion Workshops in collaboration with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry and the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainable Solutions. These half-day workshops offer a chance…

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Food for Thought Series Workshop 3: Good Food

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual ME United States
Free

The Portland Regional Chamber has partnered with UMaine for a 3-part series exploring innovation in Maine's food systems. Innovation. Waste. Perception. These are universal considerations for any business, and in this three-part series we'll examine them through the lens of Maine's food system. Learn from companies who are embracing innovation and waste reduction, and UMaine researchers with expertise in behavioral decision making who can help you understand how and why consumers make the choices they do. Presented by the University…

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