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September 2021

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. 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 energy in the power, transportation, industry and building sectors. Making…

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Talk – Collaborating Toward Climate Solutions

October 25 @ 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: Esperanza Stancioff, Extension Professor, UMaine Cooperative Extension & Maine Sea Grant and Parker Gassett, Marine Extension Associate, Maine Sea Grant Esperanza and Parker will present on learnings from the Maine Climate Change Adaptation Providers Network (CCAP), and their experience in providing technical assistance for…

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November 2021

Talk – Access for All? Examining Water Insecurity and Health in the United States and Canada

November 1 @ 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: Kiley Daley, Adjunct Instructor, Ecology and Environmental Sciences; Associate, Climate Change Institute, UMaine Water insecurity is broadly defined as the lack of adequate and safe water to sustain a healthy and productive life. Though often overlooked in high-income countries, water insecurity is an important…

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Sustainability Lightning Talks

November 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Free

Lightning talks 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. Six students will each present a seven-minute talk on their sustainability research in Maine. A request for abstracts for lightning talk presentations will be issued in early October. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ruth Hallsworth, 207.581.3196 or hallsworth@maine.edu  

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Talk – Storytelling: A tool to inform collaborations

November 22 @ 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. Presenters: Michelle de Leon, Masters Student, Ecology & Environmental Sciences, UMaine Hannah Robbins, Communications Manager, Maine Sea Grant Amalia Harrington, Marine Extension Associate, Maine Sea Grant Storytelling has been around for as long as human history. While scientists traditionally use it to communicate findings, storytelling…

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March 2022

2022 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference

March 31, 2022
Augusta Civic Center Augusta, ME United States + Google Map

The Maine Sustainability & Water Conference provides an annual forum where professionals, researchers, consultants, citizens, students, regulators, and planners gather to exchange information and present new findings on sustainability and water resource issues in Maine. Launched in 1994 by UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center with a primary focus on the future of Maine’s water resources, the conference has grown to incorporate topics related to many of the sustainability challenges facing Maine, including issues related to climate change, energy futures,…

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