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April 2018

Ocean’s End: The Crisis in the World’s Seas and the Gulf of Maine

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative and Portland Public Library are pleased to announce the 2018 Sustainability Series Keynote: Colin Woodard to present Ocean's End: The Crisis in the World's Seas and the Gulf of Maine. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: COLIN WOODARD Author and journalist Colin Woodard State & National Affairs Writer at the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, where he won a 2012 George Polk Award, was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for a series…

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What Have Loons Told Us? 35 Years of Maine Audubon’s Loon Count

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us on April 25th for a Maine Audubon Presentation by Susan Gallo, Wildlife Biologist and Director, Maine Loon Project. Thirty-five years ago, Mainers worried that loons on their lakes and ponds were disappearing. The Maine Audubon Annual Loon Count was born out of that concern, and today, 35 years later, and with the help of thousands of “citizen science” volunteers, we know that loons are definitely not disappearing. In fact, in many ways they are doing better than ever.…

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May 2018

Sustaining Remote Communities

May 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Christopher R. Sauer, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) Chris Sauer shares how his company, Portland-headquartered ORPC, is working to improve people’s lives, and their environment, by providing sustainable energy solutions to remote communities in North America using the company’s proprietary marine renewable energy and a business model based on empowerment. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Chris Sauer Chris Sauer is ORPC’s senior executive officer and focuses on securing new investment and developing strategic partnerships for ORPC.…

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June 2018

Invasive Insects in your backyard

June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Colleen Teerling, Entomologist with the Maine Forest Service's Insect and Disease Lab Join us to hear about the Browntail Moth, Hemlock Woody Adelgid, and Winter Moths. These are currently our biggest invasive insects threatening the area, and Colleen will tell us about the insects, the damage they cause, and what you can do to deal with them. She will also speak about the most recent finding of the first case in Maine of the Emerald Ash Borer. Despite extreme efforts to keep…

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August 2018

Raffle For Conservation Celebration

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm

Join us to find out who will be the lucky winner of the 2018 Raffle for Conservation!

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September 2018

The Naturalist’s Notebook

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

Please join us to hear from Nathanial Wheelwright, author of The Naturalist's Notebook, a guide for tracking the changes in the natural world around us.

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October 2018

Dawnland, The Film

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portland Public Library

Join us for this Free showing of this moving and groundbreaking film, Dawnland: A Documentary about Cultural Survival and Stolen Children Learn about Maine's Truth and Reconciliation Commission - the first of it's kind in the nation. We are pleased to welcome two special guests who were integral in the creation of this film, Esther Anne and Mishy Lesser. Mishy Lesser, Ed.D., is the learning director for the Upstander Project and Education Fellow at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center…

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November 2018

Climate Change Communications Workshop for Land Trusts: Featuring the Maine Climate Table

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm

NOTE: THE EVENT IS FULL AT THIS TIME (Please contact us if you would like to be put on the wait list). The Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative, The Maine Climate Table, and the Land Trust Alliance are hosting an information packed workshop on communications about Climate Change. Based on extensive Maine social research conducted by a team of strategic communication professionals, the training workshop includes information on modern brain science as well as findings on how to change opinion and…

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Portland: Moving into a Sustainable Future

November 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library

Join us to hear from Troy Moon, Portland's Sustainability Coordinator, as he tells us about the local sustainability initiatives of the City of Portland.

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December 2018

Dawnland Film Screening

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04101

For those of you who could not attend the October Portland Sustainability screening of the documentary film, DAWNLAND, it will be showing on Wednesday December 5 at USM (postponed from 11/16 due to snow) and/or you can watch it anytime online on PBS-Independent Lens. About the Film They were forced to assimilate into white society: children ripped away from their families, depriving them of their culture and erasing their identities. Can reconciliation help heal the scars from childhoods lost? Dawnland…

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