Sustainability Solutions and Technologies

Wagner tells NYTimes cotton totes are not eco-friendly

Travis Wagner, a University of Maine professor of environmental science, spoke with the New York Times for a story about the sustainability of cotton totes that are replacing single-use plastic bags. “Cotton is so water intensive,” Wagner said. The Irish Times and Yahoo News shared the NYTimes story.

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Media advance Lee presentation about food waste

The Portsmouth Herald and Sacopee Valley Community News promoted a webinar led by Susanne Lee, a faculty fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine, at 2 p.m. on Aug. 31. 

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Lauren Ross sits in her lab in front of research equipment

Ross earns NSF CAREER award to study fresh, saltwater mixing in estuaries

The way fresh and seawater mix in an estuary influences its water circulation, physics and quality, which affect ecosystems and aquaculture. Scientists understand the dynamics of the process in estuaries with simple topographies, but Lauren Ross seeks to better understand them in more complex ones, like the Penobscot River Estuary in eastern Maine.  The National […]

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GMA talks with Stoll about supporting sustainable fisheries

Good Morning America spoke with Joshua Stoll, a University of Maine assistant professor of marine policy, about the Local Catch Network, a cooperative that supports sustainable fisheries and seeks to link consumers directly with local fishermen. Stoll, who created the seafood finder with colleagues in the Local Catch Network, is encouraging consumers to think about […]

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Entwistle op-ed about waste from takeout published in BDN

The Bangor Daily News published an op-ed from Jared Entwistle, a University of Maine graduate student studying ecology and environmental sciences and business administration, titled “Pandemic, patrons and packaging: Thoughts on our role in takeout culture.”

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Media report on Mitchell Center, Readfield food recycling partnership

The Bangor Daily News, Centralmaine.com and the Sun Journal reported that the Central Maine towns of Readfield, Fayette and Wayne have partnered with the University of Maine’s George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to launch a municipal food recycling program. The program, which is part of the Food Rescue […]

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Readfield introduces food recycling July 24 with Mitchell Center, Maine DEP

The town of Readfield will launch a new food recycling program with the towns of Fayette and Wayne on July 24 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Readfield Transfer Station. Maine Sen. Craig Hickman, town officials and representatives from Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Senator George J. Mitchell Center […]

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BDN talks with UMaine researchers about state’s reuse economy

The Bangor Daily News talked with Brie Berry, Cindy Isenhour and Jen Bonnet for a story about the thriving reuse culture in Maine. Berry is a Ph.D. student in anthropology and environmental policy at the University of Maine; Isenhour is an associate professor of anthropology, and Bonnet is a social sciences librarian.

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BDN reports on Mitchell Center food recycling partnerships

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release highlighting two new municipal food recycling initiatives launched in partnership with the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions’ Food Rescue MAINE campaign. Waterville and a coalition of Readfield, Fayette and Wayne will begin accepting food waste from residents at designated drop off […]

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