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July 2019

Thanks for all the support shown to SMCC at the Gastro Go-Go Event held on July 14 at Rising Tide Brewing Co.

July 31, 2019 - August 19, 2019

SMCC joined up with our friends from the Gastro-Go-Go Roaming Food Truck Party at Rising Tide Brewing Company, Sunday, July 14th, as their non-profit partner thanks to Haley Campbell, a former SMCC Summer Associate and co-owner of Greeks of Peaks food truck! A fun event that gave people a chance to connect the dots between clean water, good beer, good food and conservation! The event was a great success! We met so many fantastic people, who not only care about…

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September 2019

Portland Sustainability Series: A BOLD VISION FOR NORTHEASTERN WILDERNESS IN THE FACE OF A CHANGING CLIMATE

September 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium MAIN LIBRARY, 5 MONUMENT SQUARE
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for a dynamic presentation investigating the threats to wild places and wildlife of the Northeast, and the opportunity to shape a more vibrant future for nature and people in our home region. The September edition of Portland’s Sustainability Series will feature Northeastern Wilderness Trust Executive Director Jon Leibowitz. Why Wilderness? Why now? And how much do we need in the face of a changing climate? After a century of forest recovery, Northeastern forests are again on the decline…

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October 2019

Portland Sustainability Series: Discomfort and Renewal: Decolonizing the Abbe Museum with Starr Kelly

October 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium MAIN LIBRARY, 5 MONUMENT SQUARE
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join guest speaker Starr Kelly, Curator of Education at the Abbe Museum as she shares her thoughts on how museums can address the wrongs of the past and pave the way for a more equitable future. The  Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, showcases the  history and cultures of Maine’s Native people, the Wabanaki, through changing exhibitions, special events, education workshops, archaeology field schools and craft workshops for children and adults. To do this, the Abbe works directly with Wabanaki…

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November 2019

Deepening the Stories of Our Special Places: What Archeology Can Tell Us

November 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Engine, 163 Main Street
Biddeford, ME United States
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Join us to learn about archeology in Maine with guest speakers Arthur Anderson, Ph.D, Assistant Lecturer at UNE and Tim Spahr, Founder of Cape Porpoise Archaeological Alliance. Topics: Archeology in Maine: the focus, the players, the action. Different ways conservation organizations might consider engaging with archeology to deepen the stories about our special places. The Cape Porpoise Archaeological Partnership which is an alliance between the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and the Brick Store Museum. LOCATION: Engine, 163 Main Street, Biddeford Maine…

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December 2019

#GivingTuesday Challenge in ON! Help us raise $5,000 before midnight December 3rd.

December 3, 2019 @ 12:01 am - 11:59 pm

YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED. TOGETHER we build stronger and more resilient communities for the benefit of everyone! TAKE OUR #GIVINGTUESDAY CHALLENGE and HELP US MEET OUR GOAL OF RAISING $5,000 TODAY! DONATING IS FAST AND EASY! It will take you less then 60 seconds but the effects will last far longer. CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY By making even a small donation today, you play an important role in building our collective momentum to safe guard our natural resources and…

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Portland Sustainability Series: One Climate Future: Charting a Course for Portland and South Portland, ME

December 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium MAIN LIBRARY, 5 MONUMENT SQUARE
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Together, Portland and South Portland work to be inclusive, vibrant communities that provide opportunities for residents and businesses to thrive in a changing climate. Join us to learn more about the One Climate Future: Charting a Course for Portland and South Portland initiative from Troy Moon, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Portland. Troy will discuss the project, process, and intended outcomes of this innovative and collaborative work. Our businesses, neighborhoods, and way of life are worth protecting. Knowing our…

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January 2020

Renowned Author and Activist Rick Bass Public Reading and Talk

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Mechanic’s Hall, 519 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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JOIN US What role does literature play in our conversation efforts? Are story and advocacy, art and protest different paths seeking the same outcomes? Before he became a writer, Rick Bass was a geologist. His books, short stories, and letters are grounded in his scientific knowledge, in his remote Yaak valley home, and in his desire to protect some of America’s last areas of remote wilderness.Please join us for a heartfelt reading and passionate discussion with our panel. Rick will…

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There’s No Such Thing as Away: Where Does Your Trash & Recycling End Up?

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium MAIN LIBRARY, 5 MONUMENT SQUARE
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Is your New Year’s Resolution to reduce your waste?  Join us for a fun and informational program with ecomaine environmental educator, Katrina Bussiere-Venhuizen, to learn what happens to the trash and recycling that leaves your house or transfer station each week. WHEN: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 TIME: 5:30 - 7:00pm LOCATION: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, Main Library DIRECTIONS: 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC This is a non-ticketed event so please arrive early to…

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February 2020

Architecture With Birds in Mind With Guest Speaker Nick Lund of Maine Audubon

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium MAIN LIBRARY, 5 MONUMENT SQUARE
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Somewhere between 300 million and one billion American birds are killed each year after colliding with buildings. Coastal Maine, including Portland, is in the Atlantic Flyway, an important global corridor for bird migration. Join Maine Audubon staff expert, Nick Lund, to learn about which architectural features are most dangerous to birds, which birds are most at risk, and what steps architects and municipalities can take to reduce their impact on migration. Guest Speaker: Nick Lund Outreach and Network Manager for…

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March 2020

POSTPONED: Maine Climate Council: How Maine is Leading the Charge Against Climate Change

March 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium MAIN LIBRARY, 5 MONUMENT SQUARE
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

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