September 2, 2009
News from the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research
Sustainability Initiative Kicks Off with Angus King
The Mitchell Center will host a kick-off event for Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 1pm. Former Governor Angus King will be the keynote speaker.
The event will take place at Wells Conference Center on the University of Maine campus. King's talk is titled "Data-driven policy: the role of universities in creating a sustainable Maine".
This event is free and open to all. A reception will follow.
Please RSVP to Kim Raymond at 207/581-3244 or email@example.com.
Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative is a program of the Mitchell Center. Support for SSI is provided by Maine EPSCoR and the National Science Foundation.
Additional information is available at http://www.umaine.edu/sustainabilitysolutions.
Upcoming Fall 2009 Seminars
Thursday, September 10, 2009 from 2-4pm
Room 107, Norman Smith Hall, UMaine
Elena Irwin, Associate Professor, Dept. of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University
Social-ecological systems research: some perspectives on the good, the bad and the ugly
Monday, September 28, 2009 at 12 noon
Room 204, Nutting Hall, UMaine
Rutherford H. Platt, Prof. of Geography Emeritus, UMass & Senior Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Cities (CUNY)
The Humane Metropolis: People and Nature in the 21st Century
Sponsored by the Dept of Wildlife Ecology and SSI.
For directions and parking permits contact Kim Raymond at: 207/581-3244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on upcoming seminars presented by SSI faculty and partners can be found at
Information on other environmentally-related seminars at UMaine for the fall semester can be found at