Fall 2017 Sustainability Talks

Videos are available for many of our talks. Click on the link below each talk to view the video.

September 11
Damming Decisions: Searching for sustainable solutions in New England rivers
Sam Roy, Postdoctoral Researcher, NEST Future of Dams Project, Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
Link to video

September 18
Protecting Maine’s Greatest Resource
Melanie Loyzim, Deputy Commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Link to video

Thursday, September 21 at 1pm, Hauck Auditorium
2017 Senator George J. Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability
Facts vs. Values: How can we make better decisions?
Thomas Dietz, Michigan State University
Link to video

September 25
The Sustainable Plate – Reflections of a US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Member
Miriam Nelson, Director, Sustainability Institute, University of New Hampshire
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Friday, September 29 at 11am, 107 Norman Smith Hall
Sustainability Success through Community Conservation
Anthony Charles, School of the Environment and School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Co-sponsored by the School of Marine Sciences
Link to video

October 2
Putting human population growth and attendant consumption back on the radar screen: A fisheries perspective
Karin Limburg, Professor, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
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October 16
The Politics of a Sustainable Coast: Money, Science, Democracy, and Climate in Southeastern Louisiana
Michael Haedicke, Associate Professor of Sociology, Drake University
Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
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October 23
Build it and they will come
Tony Grassi, sustainability entrepreneur
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October 30 (rescheduled for February 5, 2018)
The Puzzle of Making the Local Food Movement Sustainable: The Challenge of the Supply Chain
UMaine Food to Institution Team: Mark Haggerty, Linda Silka, Stephanie Welcomer, Melissa Ladenheim and Michaela Murray

November 6
A Conversation About Decision Support Tools
What are they? When are they useful? What problems might they solve?
Interdisciplinary panel discussion
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November 13
Sustainability Lightning talks
Eight students will present five-minute talks on their sustainability research in Maine.
Link to video

November 20
Using Cooperation Science to Strengthen Local Food Systems
UMaine Local Food Lab: Afton Hupper, Taylor Lange, Tim Waring
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November 27
Dirty Weeds Done Dirt Cheap: Coupling weed ecology and economics to aid farmer decision-making
Sonja K. Birthisel, PhD Student, Ecology & Environmental Sciences, UMaine
Link to video

December 7
The Gill-Oxygen Limitation Theory
Daniel Pauly, Univ. of British Columbia
Link to video