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  • Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant

    Topic: Maine and Climate Change: What Choices Do We Have Now?

    What is the Marine Extension team?  How is the Natural Resources Council of Maine working to address climate change issues?   What niche is emerging for Chewonki Foundation in terms of pilot technologies that may reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

    Guests:  Esperanza Stancioff, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant;  Dylan Voorhees, Natural Resources Council of Maine; Peter Arnold, Chewonki Foundation

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  • Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    Topic: Eating (and Growing) Local in Maine

    What are the benefits of eating locally grown produce and other food products?  How did the “Eat Local” challenge in Waldo County work, and why was it organized?  What needs to happen for producers and consumers to increase the amount of food and agricultural products sold in the local economy?

    Guests: Fran Clemetson and sons Clayton, Timmy and Willy, Erica Buswell, Chrissy Fowler, Mark Fulford

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  • Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    Topic: Maine Towns Take Action on Global Warming

    How are towns and organizations taking action on global warming? What are some of the projects that are making a difference? What advice do those involved have for anyone thinking of starting a similar project?

    Guests: Ann D. Burt, Maine Council of Churches; Deb Avalone-King, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Air Bureau; Pam Person, Bucksport Environment and Energy Committee; Andrew Carpenter, City of Belfast Energy and Climate Committee; Julie Balistreri, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn; Barbara DiBiase, Intern, Carbon Emissions, Falmouth

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  • Producer/Host: Ron Beard

    Topic: Communities Going Green

    Guests: Amanda Ravenhill, Cranberry Isle Sustainability Initiative;  Barb Fernald, Selectperson, Cranberry Isles;  Sharon Malm, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce;  Leland Moore, College of the Atlantic;  Bob Shafto, Maine Association of Conservation Commissions

    How did the Cranberry Isles Sustainability Initiative come about?  What collaborations have been made to reduce Bar Harbor’s carbon footprint?  What are Maine’s Conservation Commissions?

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  • Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    Topic: Paper or Plastic—-what are the issues, what are the choices?

    Guests: Maine State Representative Ted Koffman; Senator Feargal Quinn, SuperQuinn Grocery chain, Ireland; Megan Hellstead, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Hannaford;  Suzette Bergeron, Bulletin Bags;  Mindy Veichiniki, Bar Harbor Whale Museum; Kathryn Arbach, A&B Naturals, Bar Harbor

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  • Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    Topic: Agriculture Setting the Table of Maine’s Creative Economy

    What were the origins of John Harker’s report on Maine’s Agricultural Creative Economy to the Maine Legislature?  What is the mission of Farms for Maine’s Future?  What resources does the university employ to assist farmers and agricultural producers?

    Guests: John Harker, Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources;  Keri Sands, Farms for Maine’s Future and CEI;  Beth Calder, Food Science Specialist, UMaine Cooperative Extension;  Nanney Kennedy, Seacolors, Washington, Maine

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  • Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    Topic: Maine Feeds Maine–An Idea Whose Time Has Come, Again

    Guests: Jane Livingston, Coordinator, Maine Feeds Maine;  Logan Perkins, Food for Maine’s Future; Jim Cook, Director, Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative;  Carly DelSignore, Tidemill Organic Farm; Chris Grigsby, Belfast Co-op

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  • Producer/host: Ron Beard

    Topic: Constructing Town Land Use Ordinances that Work

    Guests: Tom Martin, Executive Director, Hancock County (Maine) Planning Commission; Noel Musson, CES Inc.; Dale Sprinkle, Chair, Planning Board, Surry, Maine

    How does a town exercise its authority to guide land use decisions in Maine?  What is the legislative basis for towns to “plan”?  What is a land use ordinance and how does it affect the ways in which landowners use their land?

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