Spring 2019 Newsletter

Students Broaden Awareness of Floating Offshore Wind Research

By Dalton Bouchles The Gulf of Maine boasts one of the highest quality offshore wind resources in the United States, with a capacity equivalent to 156 Gigawatts, equal to 156 nuclear power plants. However, 89% of Maine’s offshore wind resource is over deep waters, where it’s too deep to install the traditional bottom-anchored wind turbines. […]

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Making UMaine greener, one office at a time

By Karina Graeter On any given afternoon, you may find Office of Sustainability AmeriCorps member, Christine Seibert, trekking across campus with a reusable bag full of sustainable goodies and a neon green sticker. She’s on her way to a Green Office Certification, where she’ll meet with campus community members to certify their office as green […]

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Lisa Morin and Student Groups Fight Food Insecurity on Campus

By Seentia Islam Many low-income families today turn to their local food banks to meet their unmet food needs. Unfortunately, these food banks are not available on most college campuses. With meal plans and other expected forms of food consumption and distribution, communities rarely associate college campuses with food insecurity. However, food insecurity can easily […]

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