Sustainability Solutions and Technologies

NPR cites Mitchell Center study in story about resilience in lobster industry

National Public Radio cited a study from the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions about University of Maine Mitchell Center study of resilience in the lobster fishery in the Northeast in a story about changes in the industry that will also impact the communities that depend on lobstering. WFUV (90.7 […]

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Pen Bay Pilot notes Mitchell Center accolade

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and Bangor Daily News noted that the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine was selected as a finalist for a Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year award in the category of Science Innovation and Management. The awards are sponsored by Germany’s Falling Walls Foundation.

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Maine media highlight dam-decision making talk

The Bangor Daily News and Sun Journal highlighted an upcoming talk from the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine about strategies for dam decision-making that maximize environmental, social and economic benefits. “Rendezvous for Sustainability: Creating Space for Science-Based Collaborative Solutions” will be held from 3–4 p.m. Monday, Sept. […]

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Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions honored by Falling Walls as a finalist for 2021 Science Breakthroughs of the Year award

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine was selected as a finalist for one of seven Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year awards.   Germany’s Falling Walls Foundation selected the Mitchell Center as one of 10 finalists in Science Innovation and Management for its global leadership in “Breaking […]

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Mitchell Center hosts talk about challenges, opportunities for dam decision-making

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk about strategies for dam decision-making that maximize environmental, social and economic benefits from 3–4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27.   Dams in the U.S. and around the world provide several benefits, including hydropower, water supply and recreation, but can […]

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Media highlight Mitchell Center presentation on secondhand economy

The Bangor Daily News, Centralmaine.com, The Irregular and the Sun Journal promoted “Digging for Buried Treasure: Hidden Gems in Maine’s Reuse Markets,” which is scheduled for 3–4 p.m. Sept. 20 in Room 107 of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine. The presentation will also be available on Zoom. Cindy Isenhour, a […]

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WGME speaks with Shaler about building with cross-laminated timber

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) talked with Steve Shaler, a University of Maine professor of sustainable materials, for a story about construction of a new tower in Westbrook that is being built with cross-laminated timber (CLT). Shaler noted that building with CLT manufactured with lumber from sustainably managed forests decreases a building’s carbon and energy […]

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Mitchell Center hosts team science and lessons from kindergarten talk

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk about how collaborative teams can draw from lessons learned in kindergarten to tackle complex problems 3–4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13.  Humanity is grappling with many “wicked” problems — such as climate change, ocean plastic pollution and […]

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