Author Archives: Tim Waring

About Tim Waring

I study the role of cooperation and culture in environmental sustainability, at the University of Maine.

Sustaining Cooperation in the Local Food Economy

Our research team presents our developing work on cooperation in the local food economy in Main. We explain the role of social engagement in local food, and detail our measurements of cooperation in cooperative organizations such as food co-ops and … Continue reading

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Afton Hupper on the Bangor Food Hub Feasibility Study

Master’s student Afton Hupper summarized her previous work on the Bangor Food Hub project.

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Evolutionary Approach to Sustainability Research: Case studies

For a couple of years my colleague Jeremy Brooks (OSU) and I have led a group of researchers in the effort to apply cultural evolutionary thinking to sustainability research. This effort is finally starting to bear fruit with a Special … Continue reading

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How Cooperation can be Harnessed to Achieve Sustainability, a presentation

How Cooperation can be Harnessed to Achieve Sustainability, Monteverde Institute, Dr. Timothy M. Waring, Feb 8, 2017 Associate Professor of Social-Ecological Systems Modeling, School of Economics, Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, University of Maine How Cooperation can be Harnessed to Acheive Sustainability, a presentation

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Ethan Tremblay – Master of Science

Thursday Ethan Trembaly successfully defended his master’s thesis, entitled “Splitting Together: The Evolution of Cooperation in Food Buying Clubs.” Ethan wrangled a large and complex dataset, built simulation model of emergent cooperation dynamics in food buying clubs, and calibrated it … Continue reading

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Afton Hupper – Highest Honors!

On Monday my honors student and key lab member Afton defended her honors thesis before a her committee. She did an absolutely powerful job of it, as well, and was awarded with the highest honors that UMaine offers undergraduates. Congratulations … Continue reading

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Food System Blueprint

It is time for a national food system blueprint. US food is cheap but unhealthy US food is regulated by 15+ agencies US citizens are suffering from illnesses created by poor food quality US food causes lots of pollution We … Continue reading

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