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Challenges in the teaching of environmental journalism

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Maine (ME)
  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The birth of the modern environmental movement in the 1970's sparked more extended and in-depth news coverage of ecological issues and awakened interest among journalism educators and prospective journalists ...


Sustainability Grants

  • University of Maine (ME)

The University of Maine Sustainability Grants are designed to support staff-, faculty-, and student-led projects that improve the environmental sustainability of campus facilities and operations in creative and cost-effective ways ...


Green Revolving Fund

  • University of Maine (ME)

Under the terms of the Green Loan Fund agreement, the Foundation will loan up to $500,000 (or more, pending a satisfactory review by the Foundation) to the University to ...


Green Loan Fund

  • University of Maine (ME)

The Green Loan Fund is a financial partnership between the University of Maine Foundation and the University of Maine System, by and through the University of Maine. The fund is ...


Actions speak louder than words: designing transdisciplinary approaches to enact solutions

  • University of Maine (ME)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Sustainability science uses a transdisciplinary research process in which academic and non-academic partners collaborate to identify a common problem and co-produce knowledge to develop more sustainable solutions. Sustainability scientists have ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Three Views of Systems Theories and their Implications for Sustainability Education

  • University of Maine (ME)
  • University of London

Worldwide, there is an emerging interest in sustainability and sustainability education. A popular and promising approach is the use of systems thinking. However, the systems approach to sustainability has neither ...

  • Posted Oct. 20, 2017
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Campus prosociality as a sustainability indicator

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • University of Maine (ME)

Purpose - Prosociality may in part determine sustainability behavior. Prior research indicates that pro-environmental behavior correlates with prosocial attitudes, and separately, that prosociality correlates with social support in homes and communities ...


The engaged university: providing a platform for research that transforms society

  • National Science Foundation
  • USDA (IL)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • Georgetown University (DC)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of Maine (ME)
  • Florida International University (FL)
  • New York University (NY)

Despite a growing recognition that the solutions to current environmental problems will be developed through collaborations between scientists and stakeholders, substantial challenges stifle such cooperation and slow the transfer of ...


Strengthening the role of universities in addressing sustainability challenges: the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions as an institutional experiment

  • University of Maine (ME)

As the magnitude, complexity, and urgency of many sustainability problems increase, there is a growing need for universities to contribute more effectively to problem solving. Drawing upon prior research on ...


Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions

  • University of Maine (ME)

Producing knowledge and linking it to actions that meet human needs while preserving the planet’s life-support systems is emerging as one of the most fundamental and difficult challenges for ...

  • Posted May 2, 2016
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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Mobilizing the power of higher education to tackle the grand challenge of sustainability: Lessons from novel initiatives

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Maine (ME)

Leaders from a half-dozen U.S. academic institutions with dedicated sustainability programs share five recommendations, distilled from their own experiences, for universities seeking to improve their ability to both create ...


PACES: A Physical Activity Campus Environmental Supports Audit on University Campuses

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Kansas State University (KS)
  • Purdue University (IN)
  • South Dakota State University (SD)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • East Carolina University (NC)
  • University of Rhode Island (RI)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • West Virginia University (WV)
  • University of Maine (ME)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Purpose. This study evaluated the policy and built and recreation environmental supports for physical activity on 13 university campuses.

Design. Environmental audit survey.

Setting. Thirteen U.S. universities, 2009.

Subjects ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Evaluation of the Food Store Environment on and Near the Campus of 15 Postsecondary Institutions

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Tuskegee University (AL)
  • Kansas State University (KS)
  • Purdue University (IN)
  • South Dakota State University (SD)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • West Virginia University (WV)
  • University of Maine (ME)

Purpose. This study evaluated the food stores on and near postsecondary campuses varying in institutional size.

Design. The design of the study is an environmental audit survey.

Setting. Fifteen U ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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The Presidents Climate Commitment and the University of Maine Master Plan

  • University of Maine (ME)
  • Sasaki Associates, Inc. (MA)

The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is guiding over 500 institutions toward the ultimate goal of climate neutrality. As a charter signatory of the ACUPCC, the University ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
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Sustainable Agriculture (BS)

  • University of Maine (ME)

The Sustainable Agriculture Program is an interdisciplinary program offered cooperatively by the faculties of the Departments of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Biology, and Resource Economics and Policy. In addition ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
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MS in Ecology & Environmental Sciences

  • University of Maine (ME)

The University of Maine has established itself as a center of excellence for interdisciplinary graduate-level training in ecology and environmental sciences. This program combines an experienced and enthusiastic faculty, modern ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Resource Economics & Policy

  • University of Maine (ME)

The Master of Science in Resource Economics and Policy program emphasizes how economic theory and tools can be applied to environmental, natural resource, energy, agriculture, and economic development problems. Students ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Renewable Energy Engineering

  • University of Maine (ME)

This minor addresses the entire energy cycle from generation, to use, to lasting environmental effects. Students will have access to a brand new renewable energy laboratory equipped with the latest ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Concentration in Renewable Energy (BA/BS Economics)

  • University of Maine (ME)

The Renewable Energy Economics Concentration may be taken under either the B. A. in Economics or the BS in Economics. To complete the Renewable Energy Economics Concentration, students complete all ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
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120 kW VolturnUS 1:8 Offshore Wind Turbine

  • University of Maine (ME)

The data collected from the single VolturnUS 1:8 scale turbine demonstrated the viability of the floating concrete and composites hull. VolturnUS 1:8, the first grid-connected offshore wind turbine ...

  • Posted May 18, 2012
  • Green Power Projects
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