Sustainability Solutions and Technologies

Mitchell Center to host talk on becoming a policy entrepreneur Nov. 21

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk titled “Becoming a Policy Entrepreneur: Learning to love the creative and sometimes surreal world of policy making” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21. In this talk, Lisa Margonelli, editor-in-chief at Issues in Science and Technology, quarterly […]

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Planet Forward cites UMaine research about seaweed

In an article about sustainable food options, Planet Forward quoted Denise Skonberg, associate professor of food science in the Food and Agriculture School at the University of Maine, about her research looking at the benefits seaweed and algae can have on a human diet and the environment. “There are thousands of species of seaweeds, and […]

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An outdoor photo of the UMaine campus taken October 2022, depicting a student walking a path on campus among the fall foliage

UMaine among Princeton Review’s Top 50 Green Colleges nationwide for 2023

The Princeton Review ranked the University of Maine 34 out of its 50 most environmentally responsible higher education institutions in the nation for 2023.  UMaine is featured in “The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition,” which includes 455 institutions with the strongest commitments to the environment demonstrated through their practices, policies and programs. […]

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Media share Mitchell Center event about community resilience

The Bangor Daily News, CentralMaine.com and Sun Journal noted that the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk titled “How can community-engaged researchers contribute to coastal community resilience?” at 3 p.m. on Nov. 7. Heather Leslie, director of UMaine’s Darling Marine Center, will discuss how […]

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WABI covers Orono Energy Efficiency Fair

WABI (Channel 5 in Bangor) reported on the first Orono Energy Efficiency Fair, which was hosted by the University of Maine and the Town of Orono on Oct. 22. The project was funded by a Community Resilience Partnership Climate Action Grant, and UMaine’s Sustainability Office. Organizers say Orono’s goal is to comply with the document […]

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Chakraborty quoted by Inverse about electric vehicle batteries

Inverse spoke to Prabuddha Chakraborty, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Maine, about a new study featuring a battery for electric vehicles that can charge as fast as 11 minutes. Electric vehicles have historically been expensive and heavy thanks to their large lithium-ion batteries that require more battery replacements than a traditional […]

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Media advance Mitchell Center event about engaging communities

The Bangor Daily News and CentralMaine.com shared that the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk titled “Fulfilling our Land Grant Mission: Engaging Communities in Teaching, Research and Outreach” at 3 p.m. on Oct. 31. Registration is required to attend remotely via Zoom; to register […]

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