Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Fall 2016 Seminar Series
Mark your calendars for the Mitchell Center's Fall 2016 seminars - this semester's speakers are set to discuss a wide range of engaging topics in natural resources and sustainability.
All seminars are at 3pm in 107 Norman Smith Hall unless otherwise indicated.
Seminars will also be available as a live stream at UNH in Gregg Hall, Room 130.
Does the value of nature depend on whom you ask? Should it?
Speaker: Aaron Strong, Assistant Professor, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine
Banning the Bag: Local Government Opportunities in Sustainable Materials
Speaker: Travis Wagner, Professor, Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Southern Maine
Indicators of Community Well-Being for Maine’s Coast and Islands: Initial Results and Opportunities for Collaborative Research
Speaker: Heather Deese, Vice President, Research & Strategy, Island Institute
Conserving Small Natural Features with Large Ecological Importance
Speakers: Aram Calhoun and Malcolm ‘Mac’ Hunter, Professors, Wildlife, Fisheries & Conservation Biology, UMaine
Creating a Decision Support Toolbox for Safe Beaches & Shellfish Harvests
Speakers: Kate Beard, Damian Brady, Brian McGill, Bridie McGreavy, Sam Roy, Sean Smith; Decision Support Systems Team, NEST Safe Beaches & Shellfish
Maine’s Energy Planning Roadmap – An Opportunity for Collaboration
Jeff Marks, Executive Director, E2Tech
Bridging Political and Social Divides: Stories from a Civic Engagement Project
Bruce Mallory and Michele Holt-Shannon, New Hampshire Listens, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire
Resilient Communities and Fisheries Arise from Resilient Ecosystems
Speaker: Richard Merrick, Director, Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor, NOAA Fisheries
Scaling Conservation: Translating Local Success into Global Impact
Speaker: Kate Dempsey, State Director of The Nature Conservancy in Maine
Jeff Roberts, Principal Consultant, Vermont Institute of Artisan Cheese
Speaker: Laura Wildman, Director, New England Regional Office, Princeton Hydro