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Orono, ME 04469 United States

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February 2018

The Puzzle of Making the Local Food Movement Sustainable: The Challenge of the Supply Chain

February 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A talk by the UMaine Farm to Institution Team. Speakers: Mark Haggerty, Linda Silka, Stephanie Welcomer, Melissa Ladenheim and Michaela Murray Some of the most important questions facing the local food movement in Maine relate to sustainability: environmental, economic and social. One solution has been to promote a farm-to-institution (F2I) movement whereby farmers sell their produce to local institutions such as universities and hospitals, and reduce environmental costs and enhance economic and social benefits through these local supply chains. What might…

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March 2018

Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management: Catching the Greased Pig in Eastern Maine

March 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A talk by Paul Anderson, Executive Director, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. Anderson has 30 years of experience working with Maine’s marine resources, primarily in public service roles, at the intersection of science, policy, and community. Before joining Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, Anderson spent 16 years as the Director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program where he oversaw commercial fisheries, aquaculture, coastal community development, ecosystem health, and coastal resiliency. He also served as the Research Network Director of the…

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Plagues and People: Disease Transmission and Global Drivers of Change

March 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A talk by Allison Gardner, Assistant Professor, Biology and Ecology, University of Maine; Sandra De Urisote-Stone, Assistant Professor, Forest Resources, University of Maine. The Mitchell Center hosts a weekly talk series covering a variety of sustainability topics. For a full schedule of these events, visit umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/.

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April 2018

From Rights to Resilience: The Social Justice Dimensions of a Melting Environment

April 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A talk by Anne Henshaw, Ph.D., Oak Foundation. In the mainstream media, images of polar bears perched on pans of melting ice continue to be emblematic of climate change and its immediate threats. While visually effective, do polar bears serve as an appropriate symbol for highlighting vulnerability and adaptive capacity to climate change, especially for the 400,000 indigenous peoples who call the region home? As the multi-year sea ice continues to show remarkable decline and the ocean becomes more accessible, communities…

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