September 17

07:30:00

$15 for members, $20 for non-members

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Join us as at the Maine Audubon as we kick off a Green Eggs series titled, “Climate Change and the Built Environment.” September’s Green Eggs will focus on a sea level rise and the built environment and how green building is park of the solution.

Our presenter, Dr. Sam Merrill is the founder and current President of Catalysis Adaptation Partners. He has spent over 20 years at the interface of local community needs, managed landscapes, and sensitive natural resources. He has received many awards for his work, including in the year 2000 a military medal for distinguished public service (hon. Lt. Col.), and has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and over 60 agency technical reports. He has been the principal force behind development of the COAST approach to benefit-cost analysis for sea level rise and storm surge and also its implementation in numerous coastal adaptation planning efforts. From 2001 – 2013 he served as Director of the the US EPA’s New England Environmental Finance Center and Associate Research Professor at the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine. He holds a BA in Zoology from the University of Maine, and both a MS in Conservation Biology and PhD in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Minnesota.

On April 22, 2014, Sam was awarded an Individual Merit Award for his service to EPA Region 1 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, at the historic Faneuil Hall in Boston.

More information is available here: http://www.maineusgbc.org/event/september-204-sea-level-rise/