‘Maine Calling’ Broadcasts Bowdoin Environment Expertise to the Masses (Maine Public Radio)

The environment, how it’s studied at Bowdoin and how Maine is a living laboratory for that endeavor were aspects of a conversation originating on campus and shared with listeners statewide on Maine Public Radio’s interactive call-in program Maine Calling Friday, April 21, 2017.

Before a packed crowd in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, a panel comprising three faculty members from disciplines across the spectrum of environmental studies shared insights while answering questions from Maine Public Radio news director and program moderator Keith Shortall ’82, as well as others from members of the live audience and from those asking questions over the phone, email and social media. Read the story, listen to the program and view a slideshow from the event on Bowdoin News.

Listen Online: Maine Public Radio’s ‘Maine Calling’ Talks Environment Live from Campus

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Today is the day; tune in or log on 1 p.m.–2 p.m. EST to hear Bowdoin faculty members share their expertise and engage in conversation around the topic of Maine as a laboratory for studying all aspects of the environment.

Listen to this program on the radio stations of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, including 90.1 FM (Portland) and 90.9 FM (Bangor), or stream it live on MainePublic.org from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Can’t listen today? We’ll include a link to the conversation in Monday’s Bowdoin Daily Sun.

Maine Public Radio and Keith Shortall ’82 bring Maine Calling to Campus to Discuss Maine and the Environment from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Kristen Gunther ’09 Leads the March for Science Charge

Kristen Gunther ’09

We are used to seeing people take to the streets to defend their rights or a particular political point of view. But can you get people to march for a mode of inquiry? Kristen Gunther ’09 believes so, and is working to make it happen.

With a small team of like-minded scientists and science supporters, Gunther has for the last 10 weeks been mobilizing people across the country and the world to join the March for Science on April 22.

Since the end of January, Gunther has been working as the March for Science’s “mission strategy” leader, honing the goals, values, and language of the movement.

“It’s a powerfully aspirational movement,” she said recently during a telephone conversation. “It is a moment for people to articulate what they want the relationship between science and the broader society or common good to be. People are working hard at saying, this is how we can support a robust scientific enterprise, here is how it serves people, and this is how it applies to policy in support of the common good.” Read the story in Bowdoin News.

Join the Conversation Friday: Bowdoin’s Environmental Leadership and the ‘Laboratory’ of Maine

In advance of Earth Day, Maine Public Radio brings its interactive Maine Calling program to campus Friday, April 21.

Dave Carlon, associate professor of biology and director of the Coastal Studies Center; Eileen Johnson, lecturer and Environmental Studies Program manager; and Matthew Klingle, associate professor of history and environmental studies, and director of the Environmental Studies Program will engage in a conversation around Maine as a laboratory for environmental study.

Listen to this program on the radio stations of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, including 90.1 FM (Portland) and 90.9 FM (Bangor), or stream it live on MainePublic.org from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on April 21.

New England Dominates List of Greenest States (WalletHub)

A new list out today ranks all fifty states for their environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors, and climate-change contributions, and the six New England states make up six of the top ten spots.

Maine, ranked 6th overall, is tops in the nation in two categories: percentage of recycled municipal waste and percentage of energy consumption from renewable resources.