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Digging for Buried Treasure: Hidden Gems in Maine’s Reuse Markets 

September 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free

The talk will be held virtually via Zoom or in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. If you are planning to attend virtually, complete the registration form to receive Zoom connection information.

Speakers: Cindy Isenhour, associate professor, Department of Anthropology and Climate Change Institute, UMaine and Brie Berry, postdoctoral researcher, UMaine

Join Cindy Isenhour and Brie Berry as they dig through the hidden sustainability dimensions of repairing, reusing and reselling goods. While Mainers have been reusing goods for a long time, recent concerns with climate change, resource scarcity and depletion, habitat and biodiversity loss, and growing levels of waste have focused new attention on the potential for reuse to address unsustainable systems of production-consumption-disposal. Drawing on the results of a five-year research project, Isenhour and Berry outline the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainability hiding in plain sight in Maine’s secondhand economies.


September 20, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, and Online
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469


Senator George J. Mitchell Center
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