Sustainability Solutions and Technologies

Mitchell Center Sustainability Lightning Talks Nov. 19

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host Sustainability Lightning Talks from 3–4 p.m. Nov. 19. The five-minute talks will focus on student sustainability research in Maine, and will be held in Norman Smith Hall, Room 107. For more information, contact Ruth Hallsworth, hallsworth@maine.edu.

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EurekAlert, ScienceDaily publish UMaine release on Roy’s dam research

Eurekalert and ScienceDaily published a University of Maine news release about research led by Sam Roy, a postdoctoral researcher at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, on decisions about whether to build, remove or modify dams, and how, where and when it could be possible to strike a more efficient balance between […]

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Mitchell Center Sustainability Lightning Talks call for abstracts

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions is welcoming abstract submissions for Lightning Talks to be held Monday, Nov. 19. All students involved in sustainability research are encouraged to submit an abstract for the talks, which will focus on student research in Maine. Submissions especially are welcome from students involved in research with […]

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Value of Maine’s reuse markets focus of three-year study

The relationship between community resilience and reuse markets is the focus of a recently funded project led by University of Maine researchers. Cynthia Isenhour, a professor of anthropology and climate change, and Andrew Crawley, a professor of regional economic development, were awarded $265,147 from the National Science Foundation to examine Maine’s reuse markets and their […]

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Hart quoted in Nature Sustainability article on leadership challenges in interdisciplinary environmental research

Nature Sustainability quoted David Hart, a professor of biological sciences and the director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine, in the article, “Meeting the leadership challenges for interdisciplinary environmental research.” The Mitchell Center has been involved for more than a decade in an interdisciplinary tidal energy […]

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Media carry UMaine release about lobster trade research

EurekAlert, ScienceDaily and Technology Networks carried a University of Maine news release about a paper by researchers, including lead author Joshua Stoll of the School of Marine Sciences and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, focusing on global trade related to the lobster industry. The paper maps the global trade routes for lobster, focusing on the obscured […]

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Earth Day Festival features electric vehicles, seed bombs

Want to test-ride an electric vehicle, craft creative seed bombs and sample local treats? Attend the free Earth Day Festival from noon to 2 p.m. April 21, in Bangor’s Pickering Square. Fun, educational activities will be offered at the zero-waste event sponsored by the University of Maine Office of Sustainability, University of Maine Augusta-Bangor Office […]

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Earth Week to feature keynote speaker, other awareness events

Earth Week 2018 at the University of Maine will take place April 16–22, and will include various events and activities focused on themes of sustainability and environmental awareness. This year’s keynote speaker will be Madelyn Woods from the Marine & Environmental Research Institute, who will present her research in a talk titled “Microplastics in the […]

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