Spring 2019 Sustainability Talks

Spring daffodilsAll 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.

February 4

The Gains of Going Green: Opportunities for Collaborative Research with The Nature Conservancy in Maine
Andy Cutko, Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy Maine
Link to Video

February 11
Conservation Science for Changing Times: An Emerging Transdisciplinary Research Program at UMaine
Members of UMaine’s NSF-NRT Team
Link to Video

February 25
Racing the clock to preserve the past…A community-based approach to managing Maine’s shell middens
Alice Kelley, School of Earth & Climate Sciences, UMaine & Bonnie Newsom, Dept. of Anthropology, UMaine
Link to Video

March 4
Talking Trash: Creating a Circular Food System in Maine
Food Waste Reduction Student Team
Brie Berry, Skyler Horton, Shayla Rose Kleisinger, Andrew Flynn, Hannah Nadeau, Taylor Patterson
Link to Video

March 11
Reinventing the forest community: honoring tradition while igniting innovation
Rob Riley, President, Northern Forest Center
Link to Video

March 25
A Little Engine That Could: A Small Organization’s Role Fostering Conservation and Community Connections
Billy Helprin, Director, Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary
Link to Video

April 1
Can People Be ‘Nudged’ To Improve Water Quality? Evidence from Large-Scale Economic Experiments
Kent Messer, Professor of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware
Link to Video

April 8 – Cancelled
A River Runs Through It: Combining ‘Heritage’ and River Restoration in Southern New England
Brian Payne, Associate Professor, History and Canadian Studies, Bridgewater State University

April 15
Developing Relocation Policies for Environmental Refugees: The Adverse Consequences of Treating Assumptions as Facts
Amanda Bertana, Postdoctoral Fellow, Scholars Strategy Network, UMaine
Link to Video

April 22
Sustainability of Collaboration
Amber Roth, Assistant Professor of Forest Wildlife Management, School of Forest Resources, UMaine
Link to Video