‘The Biden-Harris Agenda for Climate and Justice: Huge Challenges, Endless Opportunities’

Mitchell Center hosts talk on climate, justice with EPA administrator, Oct. 17

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    ORONO — The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk about initiatives by the federal government to address climate change and environmental justice featuring David Cash, the New England regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on Monday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m.

    During his talk, titled “The Biden-Harris Agenda for Climate and Justice: Huge Challenges, Endless Opportunities,” Cash will discuss various aspects of the administration's climate justice agenda, including the recent Inflation Reduction Act, which will enable his agency and others to invest billions of dollars in deploying zero-emission technologies. 

    Prior to joining EPA, Cash was the dean of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He also spent a decade in the Massachusetts state government where he held a range of senior positions working to transform environmental and energy policy. In all these senior roles, he collaborated across government and with communities and the private sector to craft and implement innovative science-based policies around climate, environmental justice, energy, job creation, water, land use, waste management and grid modernization.

    All talks in the Mitchell Center’s Sustainability Talks series are free and will be offered both remotely via Zoom and in person at 107 Norman Smith Hall on the UMaine campus in Orono. Registration is required to attend remotely via Zoom; to register and receive connection information, see the event webpage.

    Please note that face coverings are required for all persons attending Mitchell Center Sustainability Talks. For the latest UMaine health and safety guidance, please see umaine.edu/return.

    Updates for this event will be posted to the event webpage. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ruth Hallsworth, 207.581.3196; hallsworth@maine.edu.


    About the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions: The Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine aspires to be a leader and valued partner in understanding and solving problems related to the growing challenge of improving human well-being while protecting the environment. We collaborate with diverse stakeholders and bring together faculty and students from many different fields. By connecting knowledge with action, we seek to create a brighter environmental, social and economic future in and beyond Maine.

    About the University of Maine: The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant, sea grant and space grant university, with a regional campus at the University of Maine at Machias. UMaine is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. UMaine Machias is located in the homeland of the Passamaquoddy Nation. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution. It attracts students from all 50 states and 81 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,989 undergraduate and graduate students, and UMaine Machias enrolls 747 undergraduates. Our students have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees, as well as graduate certificates. UMaine Machias offers 18 degree programs. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine and UMaine Machias, visit umaine.edu and machias.edu.

    Event Date: 

    Mon, 10/17/2022 - 3:00pm

    Event Location: 

    107 Norman Smith Hall and Zoom


    107 Norman Smith Hall
    University of Maine
    Orono, ME 04469
    United States