UMaine’s Hart a Panelist at National Sustainability Symposium

David Hart, director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine and research leader for the UMaine-based Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI), was in Washington, D.C., recently serving as a panelist at the prestigious National Academies Symposium “Science, Innovation, and Partnerships for Sustainability Solutions.” Hart, a professor of in the School of Biology and Ecology, was to discuss SSI as part of a panel discussion “Science for Sustainability: Case Studies of National and International Research.” The symposium’s objective is to showcase federal investments and institutional structures fostering sustainability and identify opportunities to help promote practices to lead communities toward sustainability. SSI is a partnership among UMaine, University of Southern Maine and other institutions to connect knowledge with action to promote strong economies, vibrant communities and healthy ecosystems.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756