Sustainability Solutions and Technologies

Office of Sustainability to hold trivia night, energy fair

The University of Maine Office of Sustainability will offer two free public events for people to learn how to protect the planet and save money while having fun and competing for prizes. UMaine Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Trivia Night will be held 5–7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the FFA room on the second floor of […]

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UMaine lake monitoring project bolstered with NSF funding

The National Science Foundation has awarded a one-year, $100,000 grant for continuing a University of Maine citizen-science project aimed at protecting lake water quality in the state. The grant will help extend the project, which began in 2015 with funding from UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, into 2018 and beyond. Maine […]

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UMaine researchers create U.S. community renewable energy website

A database of more than 6,000 community-based renewable energy projects nationwide developed by University of Maine researchers is now online. The website will aid those interested in pursuing group, shared, municipal or nonprofit energy projects to connect, learn from each other and develop. “Community energy is a growing movement in the U.S. and around the […]

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WABI covers Clam Cam project

WABI (Channel 5) covered a project by a University of Maine professor and two students that shares the unique way of life and some of the challenges of people who harvest clams for a living on the coast of Maine. For the Clam Cam project, clam harvesters from Freeport to Roque Bluffs wore chest-mounted GoPro […]

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Clams in a basket sitting on seaweed

Clam Cam offers glimpse of lives, challenges of harvesters

Bridie McGreavy grew up in Brownfield, Maine, but until arriving at the University of Maine in 2010, she hadn’t been on a clam flat. Walking on exposed intertidal mud for the first time, she says, was like entering a “world that was so foreign, so beautiful.” Now, thanks to the Clam Cam — which opens […]

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Kleinschmidt Windstorm, Maine Wind Blade challenges slated for May 19

More than 250 students are expected to participate in two middle and high school STEM competitions Friday, May 19 at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center: the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge and the ninth annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge. The competitions, which showcase real-world, hands-on STEM innovation by middle and high school students […]

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Climate change directory created to connect public with experts, information

Ever wonder if there’s a journalism course at the University of Maine that incorporates climate science reporting? Who would be an informative speaker to talk about long-term watershed management, or changes in the lobster industry related to climate impacts, or reducing climate-related effects with community infrastructure improvements? Answers to these questions and many more can […]

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Student sustainability journal launch celebration May 4 at Hudson Museum

The inaugural edition of “Spire,” an online journal of conservation and sustainability based at the University of Maine, will be launched Thursday, May 4. A public celebration with food and beverages will mark the occasion 6–8 p.m. May 4 in the Hudson Museum at the Collins Center for the Arts. The Maine Woods National Park […]

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