SOE faculty and students host sessions and present research at the Maine Sustainability and Water Conference

SOE faculty and students helped contribute to the 2023 Maine Sustainability and Water Conference held in Augusta, Maine on March 30th.

Dr. Sharon Klein hosted the Maine Community Resilience Partnership: Supporting Local Climate and Energy Action session, which welcomed Maine community leaders (municipal & tribal government officials and citizens), Service Providers, and Regional Coordinators who are engaged in the Maine Community Resilience Partnership.

Dr. Caroline Noblet and SOE Graduate Student Charity Zimmerman hosted the Voices of the PFAS Issue in Maine session. With her colleagues Dr. Erin Percival Carter and Dr. Angie Zheng of the Maine Business School, Dr. Noblet shared work entitled Messages that Help Consumers of Maine Food Navigate PFAS Information.
Dr. Kathleen Bell presented her collaborative research with Dr. Vanessa Levesque (USM) and Dr. Eileen Johnson (Bowdoin College), Rising to the challenge: Learning about community resilience from municipal actions in Maine, in the Challenges and opportunities for municipal resilience in Maine session.

SOE Undergraduate Students: Molly Shea presented her work Landfills, and Overlooked Cost to the PFAS Global Crisis and Bruce Wyatt shared his Honor’s Thesis work on Citizen Perceptions of the Sustainability of Marine Aquaculture in the poster session.

SOE Graduate Students: Charity Zimmerman won Honorable Mention for her poster entitled Citizen Preferences for Addressing PFAS: Factors Affecting Willingness to Contribute; Ben Cotton shared his work Paying for Coastal Water Quality: What Turns the Tide? and Alissa Miller-Gonzalez presented work on The Effects of Messaging Framing on Citizen Support for the Aquaculture Industry (with Dr. Laura Rickard, CMJ). Graduate student McK Mollner also attended the conference to prepare for sharing their work next year!

For more information about the 2023 Maine Sustainability and Water Conference hosted by the Senator George J. Mitchell Center, click here.