Fall 2019 Newsletter

Recycling dumpsters get a facelift

By Deborah Paredes ‘20 and Karina Graeter Residential students at the University of Maine are responsible for taking their own recyclables to the recycling dumpsters near their residence halls. But even the most well-intentioned recyclers can be confused by the two nearly-identical blue dumpsters often sitting side by side — one for recycling and one […]

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Exploring environmental careers with Upward Bound

By Karina Graeter and Jessica Rule University of Maine TRIO Upward Bound students gathered this summer for an interactive Environmental Green Careers Panel facilitated by the Office of Sustainability MPES AmeriCorps program. Upward Bound is a UMaine residential program for low-income and would-be first-generation high school students. Over six weeks, students gain the skills and […]

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UMaine Dining commits to 25% local foods by 2025

By Karina Graeter This spring, the University of Maine Dining Services announced a commitment to source 25 percent of food products locally by 2025. UMaine’s deep dive into local foods began in 2007, when Director of Dining Services Glenn Taylor partnered with Lakeside Farms in Newport, Maine. By 2015, Dining Services was sourcing 18 percent […]

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