Sustainability Solutions and Technologies

BDN interviews Dixon about reducing plastic use

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Daniel Dixon, director of the Office of Sustainability and research assistant professor in the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, about how to reduce plastic use. Purchasing reusable items in lieu of disposable ones can help decrease plastic consumption, but Dixon said they must be used carefully to […]

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Melissa Flye

Melissa Flye: Communication key to natural resources management

Melissa Flye analyzed communication patterns of people and groups working to restore Atlantic salmon to Maine rivers. The University of Maine doctoral student says experts understand what’s needed, but that barriers to doing what’s scientifically beneficial can arise due to lack of trust and effective communication. Read more about her research on the Senator George […]

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Waring talks with AMC Outdoors Magazine 

AMC Outdoors Magazine interviewed Tim Waring about environmental benefits that have resulted from grounded flights, shuttered factories and other efforts to contain the coronavirus. “In the U.S., I expect most of the gains in terms of the environment will be quickly reversed [as the economy reopens]. Understanding that is important,” says Waring, an associate professor […]

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UMS educators invited to take community-based learning workshop 

An online workshop series for educators, “Service Learning/Community-Based Learning: Making It Work for Your Students, Your Community, Your University,” will be offered in July to University of Maine System faculty members and graduate students. Linda Silka, Senior Fellow at UMaine’s George Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions; Lois-Ann Kuntz, associate professor of psychology at the University […]

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Mainebiz highlights new Maine Food Production Leadership Council

Mainebiz highlighted the new Maine Food Production Leadership Council, developed as part of a collaborative project led by a team of University of Maine students and faculty in connection with the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. Susanne Lee, executive-in-residence at the Maine Business School and Mitchell Center faculty fellow, worked with a […]

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Emma Taccardi

SEANET’s legacy: The impact of interdisciplinary aquaculture research on Maine

The Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) was officially completed in January 2020. Since August 2014, the program developed new aquaculture siting tools, discovered new information pertaining to emerging aquaculture sectors, provided suggestions regarding food safety, and continued providing information on aquaculture research outcomes to state officials, stakeholders and community members.  SEANET, funded by the National […]

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‘Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability’ to be published on Earth Day

“Spire: The Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability” will be published on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, says editor-in-chief Elyse DeFranco. This is the fourth annual issue of the online journal — created and compiled by a team of University of Maine graduate and undergraduate students — that highlights work from researchers, writers and artists […]

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MaineBiz reports that MacKay has joined Composites Center 

MaineBiz reported on Susan MacKay, co-founder and former CEO of Cerahelix Inc., becoming senior research and development program manager at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. MacKay is managing the large-scale biobased additive manufacturing program, researching, developing and commercializing products that involve 3-D printing technology, according to the report. She also will […]

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Policy Center launches ‘Maine Policy Matters’ podcast

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center launched a new podcast series about policy decisions and issues across all levels of government and how they affect people.  “Maine Policy Matters,” hosted by Daniel S. Soucier, a research associate at the center, aims to inform public policy processes and promote civil discourse, integrity and societal decision-making to […]

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