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Portland’s Sustainability Series

Portland’s Sustainability Series: Leading conversations on Maine’s changing climate

Sustainability (from sustain and ability) is the endurance of systems and processes through time. The Portland Sustainability Series will present a diversity of speakers to share different aspects of the work moving Maine to greater endurance and sustainability. Please join the Portland Public Library and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative as we engage in these important issues and conversations.

Upcoming Events:
Feb27
Restoring Great Rivers: Amazing Work in Maine and Around the World
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults Join Joshua Royte for a look at how this growing event inspires people on every continent to celebrate free-flowing rivers, the fish that live in them, and the communities that depend on both.
Mar27
Why Going Native Matters presented by Heather McCargo of Wild Seed Project
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults Heather will cover the many reasons we all should care about our regions native flora and bring these native plants back into our developed landscapes.
Apr24
Wild Bees: Super-Pollinators! with Deborah Perkins
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults Wildlife ecologist, Deborah Perkins will present on the fascinating lives of our native bees & how you can save them.
May22
May Sustainability Series
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults