Calendar

October 2010
 
University of Maine Farmington: “Warming Our Local Community”
Heating needs among the Farmington community will be addressed on October 10 with a discussion panel; demonstrations of retrofitting will be presented as well as discussing options for heating.
http://www.umf.maine.edu/inside/events.php?eventid=43321
 
September 2010

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine: “Sustainability Festival and Eat Local Lunch”
Vendors and non-profit organizations will gather at St. Joseph’s College on September 28 to showcase food, inventions, and other environmental products focusing on sustainability.
http://www.sjcme.edu/content/sustainability-festival-and-eat-local-lunch

University of Maine Fort Kent: A presentation on “Medicinal Plants” and a nature walk entitled “Trees that Heal”
The Environmental Studies Program welcomes herbalist Natalia Bragg-Taylor for a presentation on local area plants that can be used for medicinal purposes and food.
http://www.umfk.maine.edu/valleyvision/release/default.cfm?release=10083

  

August 2010  

Unity College: “Back to the White House”
A group of Unity College students, Sustainability Coordinator Jesse Pyles, and environmental activist Bill McKibben, travelled to Washington D.C. to deliver a message to the President: “Put solar back on it!”
http://www.unity.edu/NewsEvents/News/Panel9310.aspx
  
Maine Maritime Academy: “MMA Named a Top U.S. College in the North, Among Top 50 Engineering Colleges Nationwide”
The 2011 edition of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report has ranked MMA under the category of the “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs,” and “Best Baccalaureate  Colleges (By Region).”

http://news.mainemaritime.edu/articles.php?id=358
 
 College of the Atlantic, Unity College, and Univeristy of Maine at Orono: Rated Top Green School by the Princeton Review
The Princeton Review has created a “Green College Honor Roll” system; COA, UC, and UMO all received the highest Green Rating score achievable of 99 this year.
http://www.princetonreview.com/green-honor-roll.aspx 

Bowdoin College: “Sustainability Fellow Examines Historic Preservation”
A student from Bowdoin College interned with New Hampshire’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program, working on land conservation and historic preservation projects.
http://www.bowdoin.edu/sustainability/activity/2010/sustainability-fellowship.shtml
  
 
2009  

March 12 — Bill McKibben “Global Warming: Fighting Against It, Living With It.” 7:30pm,  Bates College Chapel
Bill Mckibben, Scholar-in-Residence in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, has written several books including The End of Nature and Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, which addresses shortcomings of the growth economy and envisions a transition to more local-scale enterprise.  
 
 
 
April 4 & 5 — Sixth Annual Maine State Climate Summit. UMaine Farmington
The summit is designed for students to learn, collaborate and discuss issues regarding climate change and sustainability. This event is intended for college, high school, and middle school students of Maine.