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August 2020

Maine Humanities Council and SMCC’s Summer Discussion Project

August 13, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

What better time than now to grapple with big questions like: Who are we? Where are we? How did we get here? Where might we be going?… and How do we get there from here? SMCC members are invited to join the last of our 3 rich discussions grounded in readings that foreground the opportunities and challenges of life in Maine. They are designed to be an opportunity to engage with creative thinking, conversation, and fun. Maine Humanities Council and…

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September 2020

Portland Sustainability Series

September 23, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Portland Sustainability Series featuring Portland Trails with guest speaker Nathan Smith. On August 30th 1993, the land that was to become the Eastern Prom Trail passed into public ownership. Nathan Smith, noted at the celebration a few days later ‘ One hundred years from now, this land will have been on the market once in 247 years’. Nathan Smith will be speaking on the remarkable timing and sequence of events and people who helped seize the opportunity to assure trail access…

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October 2020

Portland Sustainability Series

October 28, 2020 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm

Join Linda Woodard, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center Director, for this in-depth look at the birds of Maine's largest saltmarsh. Participants will not only learn about these birds but will, also, receive some tips on identification and where to find them. Hundreds of bird species use this unique ecosystem as a migratory stop over, summer nesting ground, a feeding area, and a few live there year round. We will take a look at the herons and egrets that eat fish swimming…

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December 2020

Future Focus

December 1, 2020

Speaker Series Featuring Maine's Youth Climate Justice Activists Young adults throughout Maine are innovating, organizing, and leading efforts to connect and address the most pressing social and environmental issues we face, and many have garnered statewide, national, and international recognition and accolades.  Join us for a youth-led monthly webinar series highlighting youth climate justice activists and their stories from across the state.  Each one-hour session will focus on a different individual and the intersectional leadership work they are doing in…

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Join us on #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2020

Join us on #GivingTuesday, December 1st, 2020, a global day of unity and giving, and ask yourself, what will you do today that tomorrow will thank you for? In this time of uncertainty, there's a fundamental truth that gives us hope - that together we can do extraordinary things. With your support we can continue to move forward, creating, innovating and building programs, services and partnerships that help our members and communities thrive. The Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative (SMCC) is…

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Portland Sustainability Series

December 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

One Climate Future, Charting a Course for Portland and South Portland Normally held the fourth Wednesday of the month, the November edition of the series has been moved to the first week of December due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Virtual Event via Zoom from 5:30p.m. - 7:00p.m. - Click here for Zoom info Our businesses, neighborhoods, and way of life are worth protecting. Knowing our future will be impacted by climate change, we must collectively work to ensure that our…

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January 2021

Future Focus

January 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Speaker Series Featuring Maine's Youth Climate Justice Activists Young adults throughout Maine are innovating, organizing, and leading efforts to connect and address the most pressing social and environmental issues we face, and many have garnered statewide, national, and international recognition and accolades.  Join us for a youth-led monthly webinar series highlighting youth climate justice activists and their stories from across the state.  Each one-hour session will focus on a different individual and the intersectional leadership work they are doing in…

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Portland Sustainability

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

Preserving land and history: the story of Bishop Healy's cottage on Little Diamond Island. Earlier this year, the Oceanside Conservation Trust preserved two significant waterfront lots on Little Diamond Island. Although today the lots are covered with mature woods and look as if they have always been so, in fact one of them was once the site of a large summer cottage. The cottage was built by Bishop Healy, the first Black Roman Catholic Bishop in the United States. The…

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February 2021

Future Focus: Class and race in rural areas.

February 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Speaker Series Featuring Maine's Youth Climate Justice Activists Young adults throughout Maine are innovating, organizing, and leading efforts to connect and address the most pressing social and environmental issues we face, and many have garnered statewide, national, and international recognition and accolades.  Join us for a youth-led monthly webinar series highlighting youth climate justice activists and their stories from across the state.  Each one-hour session will focus on a different individual and the intersectional leadership work they are doing in…

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Portland Sustainability Series

February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Water World – Portland Water District and the Natural and Built Infrastructure for Treating and Managing Water. Join us for a discussion with Portland Water District environmental manager Paul Thomas Hunt about the natural and built systems involved in local and regional water management. In reality, water manages itself. Drops of water are carried in clouds. It rains and they fall to the ground around us. They infiltrate, flow, change state, and generally move downhill until finally reaching the ocean.…

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