Fall 2018 Sustainability Talks

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All talks are at 3pm in 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine, Orono unless otherwise indicated.

September 17
Ditching the Divide: Rejecting Abrasive Political Culture & Cultivating Healthy Local Democracy
Quixada Moore-Vissing, Civic Researcher and Community Engagement Designer
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September 24
Connecting Science with Stakeholders: Rockweed Food Webs and Commercial Harvesting
Amanda Klemmer, Assistant Research Professor of Food-web Ecology, School of Biology & Ecology, UMaine
Link to Video

October 1
Let’s Start With Why: Distinctive stories of Maine’s unique food system and its impact on the state
Sarah and Bryce Hach, Maine Food for Thought
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October 15
Let’s Get Engaged: Extending Marine Science Research to Maine People
Gayle Zydlewski, Director, Maine Sea Grant
Link to Video

October 22
Out on a limb: Measuring ‘resilience’ in natural resource-dependent communities
Adam Daigneault, Assistant Professor of Forest, Conservation, and Recreation Policy, School of Forest Resources, Mitchell Center Faculty Fellow, UMaine
Linda Silka, Senior Faculty Fellow, Mitchell Center, UMaine
Link to Video

October 29
It’s Not Easy Being Green: Environmental Engagement in the Past and Present
Mark McLaughlin, Dept. of History, UMaine
Link to Video

November 5
Conservation: No Longer Just for Do-Gooders
Spencer Meyer, Senior Conservationist, Highstead
Link to Video

November 19
Sustainability Lightning Talks
Eight students will present five-minute talks on their sustainability research in Maine. Go to the event page for a list of participating students.
Link to Video

November 26
Crossing Boundaries to Better Understand Forest Sustainability and the Influence of Forest Certification
Erin Simons-Legaard, Research Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources, UMaine
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December 3
Can Homesteading Provide Sustenance and Surplus in an Age of Scarcity?
Stephen Coghlan, Associate Professor, Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, UMaine; Director, Maine Chapter of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
Link to Video