Sustainability Solutions and Technologies

‘Black Bears Have Green Rooms’ promotes carbon footprint reduction

Interested in reducing your carbon footprint and gaining some free swag? Check out the “Black Bears Have Green Rooms” program — a tool for promoting environmental awareness. Alicia Oberholzer, energy efficiency coordinator in the Office of Sustainability, says the program will recognize people who commit to sustainable practices and challenge others to be mindful of […]

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Press Herald lists UMaine Extension, Mitchell Center as sustainability education resources

The Portland Press Herald named the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions as resources for those looking to learn about sustainability. UMaine Extension regularly offers workshops, courses, literature and videos on sustainable farming and gardening, soil testing, composting, beekeeping and food preservation. The Mitchell Center hosts […]

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Media outlets share UMaine aquaculture research

World Fishing & Aquaculture and Undercurrent News carried portions of a media release from Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine. The stories indicated that research conducted by UMaine assistant professor of economics Caroline Noblet and assistant professor of risk communication Laura Rickard found that strategic outreach and consumer education could lead to a growth […]

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Noblet: Consumer education key for growth of aquaculture in U.S.

Over the last several decades, aquaculture has been expanding throughout the world. Still, many Americans know very little about the industry and its progress has been sluggish. But, the tide could be changing as new research from the University of Maine indicates the industry is poised for growth through strategic outreach and consumer education. Aquaculture, […]

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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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