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The Home + Energy Chats webinar series is geared toward homeowners, those in the market, and anyone interested in green and healthy home improvements. Our first episode, The Value of Green Home Improvements, will be hosted this coming Tuesday 3/30 followed by The Future of Cars is Electric! in April and Women in Green Building in May. More episodes to follow.
What is a green home worth? There are many ways to improve the health and efficiency of your home, while making it more comfortable and reducing its draw on our natural resources (and potentially even your bank account). Wondering what value this could add to your property? The first conversation in the Home + Energy Chats series will explore how various home improvements, such as air sealing and insulation, solar energy, heat pumps, balanced ventilation systems (such as ERVs and HRVs), electric car chargers and more are being received in today's real estate market. And if you're selling your home, what you need to know to be sure that your home is valued accordingly. Join us, as we hear from these industry experts:
Julia Bassett Schwerin, Green Broker and Realtor, Coldwell Banker Realty
Rob Lynch, SRA, AI-RRS, SVP / Chief Appraiser, United Valuation Group
Parlin Meyer, Director, BrightBuilt Home
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Thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV)? Maybe you’ve been hearing all of the news about car manufacturers phasing out gas-powered vehicles and you’re wondering if an EV could be for you. This episode will cover everything you need to know about buying and driving an electric vehicle in Maine. Learn about the different types of EVs and the models currently available on the market. Discover the ever-growing network of EV charging stations in Maine, how to find them when you’re on the road and the plans for future stations. And don’t miss the details on Efficiency Maine’s EV rebate program! Buckle up for an engaging discussion with Maine’s EV experts, including:
Travis Ritchie, EV enthusiast, teacher, and formerly of Paris Autobarn
Molly Siegel, Program Manager, Electric Vehicle Initiatives, Efficiency Maine
Barry Woods, Director of Electrical Vehicle Innovation, ReVision Energy
Women have traditionally held a smaller percentage of jobs in the building sector than men. But that is changing and no place more so than here in the great state of Maine. Maine’s green building community is home to many female architects, builders, engineers, designers and more. They have gained recognition throughout the region and beyond for their expertise and contributions to the field. What is it like to be a woman in today’s high-performance building community? What tips and lessons learned do these woman have to share? Join us for a conversation with:
Anna Heath, Carpenter and Certified Passive House Consultant, Maine Passive House
Emily Mottram, RA, Mottram Architecture
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Join us for the tenth annual Justice For Women Lecture, presented virtually on April 15, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST. We are excited to present an amazing lineup of activists from around the world for an engaging discussion on the impact of climate change on indigenous women. Featured panelists include:
Galina Angarova - Executive Director at Cultural Survival
Quannah ChasingHorse - Land Protector and Climate Activist
Sherri Mitchell - Lawyer, Author, and Indigenous Rights Activist
Sara Olsvig - Ph.D. Fellow and Former MP of Greenland
The Lecture will kick off with a special message from U.S. Representative Deb Haaland and a reading by Joan Naviyuk Kane, Inupiaq writer, Harvard, Scripps, and Tufts faculty. The panel discussion will be moderated by Joaqlin Estus, national correspondent for the Alaska bureau of Indian Country Today. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to submit their questions to the panelists.
The 2021 Justice For Women Lecture is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend. Registrants will receive a personalized Zoom link to access the event.
Your gift supports the JFW Lecture Series, its complementary community programs, and ensures the permanent continuation of the JFW Lecture for years to come.
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The Justice For Women Lecture Series brings a distinguished speaker to Maine annually to present a public lecture and to contribute to a global conversation about justice for women and girls. Maine Law established the Series in 2011 with the support and leadership of Catherine Lee of Lee International. The Justice For Women Lecture Fund is an endowed fund of the University of Maine School of Law Foundation. It is supported by generous gifts from the Maine Law community and the friends of Justice For Women.
The University of Maine School of Law is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
Members-only expert-led online meetups on topics of timely interest
As we approach Earth Day and anticipated major climate related announcements from federal government, we are pleased to welcome Dr. David Reidmiller, Director of the Climate Center at Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and adviser to the Biden Transition Team.
Dr. Reidmiller will update E2Tech members on:
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the activities of David and his team, in an informal E2Tech members-only presentation, to be followed by ample time for Q&A and engagement.
This is a FREE E2Tech Member event, hosted on Zoom Meetings. We look forward to seeing you there!
This event is free for members but registration is required.
A Zoom link will be sent once registration is confirmed.
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Please join Miranda Kessel and Matthew Leblanc from Brookefield Renewable for a one hour informal Q&A on nature-like fishways.
Maine C3 Group
In Partnership with:
ACTEM and Educate Maine
May 17 - 21
We are proud and excited to invite you to participate in Maine’s First Virtual Career Fair. In-person career fairs have become signature events for many Maine high schools connecting tomorrow's workforce with employers like you. This year we are aiming to create one high school career fair and make it available to all Maine High Schools and CTE Centers and continue the tradition of exemplifying business-education partnerships at their best.
Maine’s C3 (Community Coordinators Collaborative) is an organization of education professionals working to support students with career exploration opportunities.
The Virtual Career Fair’s primary focus is to introduce students to Maine businesses that represent a variety of careers and professions that are available to them. We are planning to offer numerous 30 minute sessions in the form of live speaker talks with Q&A throughout the week, both during the school day and into evening hours and will feature businesses and organizations from varying industry clusters across the state. You can visit www.mevirtualcareerfair.org for more information.
If you are interested in participating in this event please RSVP here and we will contact you with more details, including available session time slots, in the near future. Your commitment would include speaking to 9th-12th grade students for 30 minutes with ~15-20 minutes for a presentation and ~10-15 minutes for Q&A. An educator will be present
in each session to serve as moderator and to monitor/supervise the students. We are hoping you’ll be able to cover the following topics:
· Tell us about your job
· How you got there
· About the company and other types of positions that help your company run.
· How students can access more information about your company/field
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the event, your participation, etc. These opportunities are truly invaluable and we hope you will participate. Please email us your questions at email@example.com. Feel free to reach out if you have any problems registering online.
Thank you for your consideration,
Maine Virtual Career Fair Planning Team
Sheree Inman, Event Co-Chair, South Portland School Department, 207-767-3266
Samantha Brink, Event Co-Chair, Sanford School Department, 207-206-1831
Justine Carlisle, Yarmouth School Department
Rick Wilson, Brunswick High School
Dede Bennell, Freeport High School
Jennifer Therrien, Bucksport High School, RSU 25
Buzzworthy: the Decline of Native Pollinators and What We Can Do to Enhance Their Habitat in Maine
There has been an alarming decline in native pollinator abundance and species diversity over the past several decades. Maine is home to over 270 species of native pollinators (including bees, moths, hummingbirds, and butterflies—such as Monarch butterflies), but these numbers are threatened. Several factors appear to be at play, including habitat fragmentation and habitat loss, climate change, pesticide use, and disease.
As unpaid ‘workaholics’, bees and other pollinators play an important role in our food supply system. They are responsible for the pollination of 75% of the fruit, nuts, and vegetables grown in the US, and one out of every four bites of food we eat exist because of pollinators. In fact, pollination produces products worth almost $20 billion annually in the U.S.!
In this timely forum to be held on World Bee Day, we will examine the background, biology and current status of native bees in Maine; how Maine residents, businesses, and industry can all play a role in reversing the decline of pollinators; see examples from municipal, agricultural, and commercial sectors on recent work happening in Maine to encourage pollinators; and learn what we all can do to create or enhance the habitat of native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Speakers to include (panel in formation):
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Please join Andy Lubershane from Energy Impact Partners for a one hour informal Q&A the latest in clean tech investing and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs).
SUSTAINING STEWARDS: ARCADIA, BRI ENVIRONMENTAL, CENTRAL MAINE POWER, CIANBRO CORPORATION, DNV GL, EAST BROWN COW, EATON PEABODY, GZA, HDR, HQUS, NORTHEAST BANK, NOVATUS ENERGY, NORWICH SOLAR, OCEAN RENEWABLE POWER COMPANY, PERKINS THOMPSON, PIERCE ATWOOD, QUEBEC GOVERNMENT OFFICE (BOSTON), REVISION ENERGY, RLC ENGINEERING, SEVEE & MAHER ENGINEERS, ST. GERMAIN, STANTEC, SUMMIT NATURAL GAS, SUNRUN, TETRA TECH, TRC, VERRILL
LIVESTREAM RECORDING OF 03/17/2021 EVENT
Charging Ahead: Business Opportunities in the Transition to EVs
Perspectives from Maine and Quebec
Are we now on the cusp of a massive market transition? Some say that soon, having an EV charger outside your business will be as essential as having a website. This E2Tech forum will discuss recent developments in EV technology and resulting business opportunities, particularly when considering the fact that our neighboring Province of Quebec has among the highest rates of EV adoption in the world. We’ll learn:
With an international panel moderated by Michael Stoddard, executive director of the Efficiency Maine Trust; and France Lampron, director of Transportation Electrification at Hydro Quebec, we’ll hear from business leaders on both sides of the border, including:
Come away with a greater understanding of the EV opportunity here in Maine and in the region, with this informative and timely E2Tech forum.
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SUSTAINING STEWARDS: ARCADIA, BOYLE ASSOCIATES, CENTRAL MAINE POWER, CIANBRO CORPORATION, DNV GL, EAST BROWN COW, EATON PEABODY, GZA, HDR, HQUS, NORTHEAST BANK, NOVATUS ENERGY, OCEAN RENEWABLE POWER COMPANY, PERKINS THOMPSON, PIERCE ATWOOD, QUEBEC GOVERNMENT OFFICE (BOSTON), REVISION ENERGY, RLC ENGINEERING, SEVEE & MAHER ENGINEERS, ST. GERMAIN, STANTEC, SUMMIT NATURAL GAS, SUNRUN, TETRA TECH, TRC, VERRILL