Sustainability Solutions and Technologies

Mitchell Center to host talk on PFAS in fish tissue Oct. 2

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk, “PFAS: A New Fish Tissue Issue,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” is a group of human-made chemicals that can be toxic and remain in the […]

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Simple tips to reduce food waste recommended by UMaine experts 

Discarded food is piling up in trash bins and landfills, causing harm to the environment, national global food security, and consumers’ wallets. In 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency estimated that each year, U.S. households trashed 26.5 million tons of food, or 338 pounds per household. That’s enough to feed 26.5 million people in a year […]

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Media highlight shellfish fisheries talk at Mitchell Center

Centralmaine.com, The Ellsworth American and The Mount Desert Islander noted that the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine plans to host a talk, “Unlocking the language of change: Understanding social-ecological challenges in Maine’s wild shellfish fisheries,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25. More information is available on […]

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Mitchell Center to host talk on social-ecological challenges in Maine’s wild shellfish fisheries Sept. 25

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk, “Unlocking the language of change: Understanding social-ecological challenges in Maine’s wild shellfish fisheries,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25.  Speaker B Lauer will share her journey in understanding the diverse meanings of coastal and fisheries “access” […]

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L.L.Bean supporting UMaine’s work on eradicating ‘forever chemicals’

Editor’s note: This story was updated Sept. 21.  University of Maine postdoctoral scholar Manisha Choudhary is researching ways to eradicate toxic so-called “forever chemicals” known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, and training other students thanks to support from L.L.Bean.  The outdoor goods retailer based in Freeport, Maine gifted a two-year, $150,000 grant for […]

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Media highlight ‘Vacationland or Climate Migrationland’ talk

The Bangor Daily News, CentralMaine.com and the Penobscot Bay Pilot highlighted that Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine plans to host a talk, “Vacationland or Climate Migrationland?,” at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Visit the event webpage for more information.

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