Up Coming Episodes on MPBN
SSI is the subject of “Sustainable Maine”, a forthcoming documentary series on Maine Public Television. The first documentary, The Triple Bottom Line features SSI researchers Teresa Johnson and Gayle Zydlewski, who are collaborating on sustainable tidal power in Eastport, and Jessica Leahy, who is working with small family forest owners on sustainable woodlands. The second episode titled Desperate Alewives features a collaborative SSI research team from Bates and Bowdoin colleges and the University of Southern Maine led by John Lichter (Bowdoin). The team is focused on the ecological and economic recovery of the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers and the impact that alewife restoration may play in that recovery.
MPBN will air the first two episodes on September 27th at 8:00 and 8:30pm respectively. These episodes will then be available on the MPBN website at:
Additional information and podcasts on featured SSI projects, faculty and partners are available at:
Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative, a partnership between the University of Maine (UMaine), the University of Southern Maine (USM) and other institutions of higher education, seeks to transform Maine’s capacity for addressing these scientific challenges in ways that directly benefit Maine and other regions. The program of research will also help Maine increase economic activity and technological innovation in ways that sustain the State’s remarkable “quality of place”.
Overall Research Goal: Create a world-class sustainability science research program focused on the dynamics of social-ecological systems (SES), with an explicit goal of understanding and strengthening connections between knowledge and action (K-A).
Key Leadership in this Initiative from the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
Laura Lindenfeld and Linda Silka are leaders of the Knowledge to Action (KTA) component of the Sustainable Solutions Initiative. Laura and Linda will be appearing in episodes of the Sustainable Maine series being published by MPBN.