Fall 2019 Sustainability Talks

Fall appleAll talks are Mondays at 3pm in 107 Norman Smith Hall, University of Maine, Orono unless otherwise indicated. Please sign up for our e-newsletter for regular event updates.

Many talks are recorded and can be found on our Vimeo site.

September 16
Dams, Sediment, and Public Policy
Andrew Miller, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland – Baltimore County
Co-sponsored by the School of Earth & Climate Sciences
Link to Video

September 23
We have the plan, now what? Supporting implementation of community-based vernal pool conservation on private lands
Aram Calhoun and Jessica Jansujwicz, Dept. of Wildlife Fisheries & Conservation Biology and Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, UMaine
Link to Video

September 30
Possibilities for Partnership: University-Indigenous Nations and Research in the 21st Century
Darren Ranco, Citizen of the Penobscot Nation, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Native American Programs, Faculty Fellow, Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, UMaine
Link to Video

October 21
2019 McBride Distinguished Lecturer in History
Hidden Energy: Agriculture’s Long-Term Sustainability
Geoff Cunfer, University of Saskatchewan

October 28
When Resiliencies Collide: Systems thinking for dam removal in the face of climate change
Andrea M. Parker, Dept. of Environmental Studies, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Link to video

November 4
Spaghetti and Waffle Thinking: Using Diversity to Improve Sustainable Design
Christian Wells, Anthropology, University of South Florida
Link to video

November 18
The Art and Science of Spanning Ten Miles of Ocean for Energy Sustainability
Stephenie MacLagan and Suzanne MacDonald, Island Institute
Link to video

November 25
Navigating the Second, Third, and Fourth Lives of Organic “Wastes:” Circular Food Systems and Curbside Compost
Scrap Dogs Community Compost
Link to video

December 2
Lightning Talks
Six students will present seven-minute talks on their sustainability research in Maine.
Link to video