Spring 2021 Sustainability Talks
For many years, the Mitchell Center has hosted an innovative Sustainability Talks series during the fall and spring semesters. The goal of these talks is to provide students, faculty, citizens, and others with opportunities to learn about: 1) the multi-faceted nature of sustainability problems; 2) the value of connecting different forms of knowledge and know-how in efforts to understand and solve such problems; and 3) the ways in which partnerships between universities and diverse stakeholders can facilitate efforts to identify and implement useful solutions.
All talks are Mondays at 3pm and are available via Zoom. Registration is required for each talk. Please go to individual event pages to register. Many talks are recorded and can be found on our Vimeo site.
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Leading Together: Strengthening Policy Outcomes through Collaboration
Amanda Beal, Commissioner, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
The Town That Refused to Die
Sue Lessard, Town Manager, Bucksport, Maine
Making Our Food System More Circular: Less Waste, but Is It Safe?
Jean MacRae and Cindy Isenhour, UMaine
Citizen Science: A Means to Promote Equity and Inclusion in STEM
Amara Ifeji, Freshman, Northeastern University; Grassroots Development Coordinator, Maine Environmental Education Association
Rapid Arctic Change: Why Does It Matter and How Can the Science Community Help?
Fran Ulmer, Arctic Initiative Senior Fellow, Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Former Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Paris to Portland: Localizing Global Climate Action
David Reidmiller, Climate Center, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Strengthening learning, leadership and equity in Maine and Wabanaki wild shellfisheries: Insights from the Maine Shellfish Learning Network
Bridie McGreavy, Gabby Hillyer and Tony Sutton, UMaine