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Cooperation Science Workshop

On September 20th, we hosted a Cooperation Science Workshop at the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine. The workshop provides a short introduction to the scientific research on human cooperation, and then gives participants experience applying … Continue reading

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Merryspring Nature Center

On October 9th, Dr. Waring gave a public lecture at the Merryspring Nature Center in Camden, Maine. The talk laid out a guide for understanding how cooperation works, and for harnessing cooperation to achieve sustainable behaviors and institutions at any … Continue reading

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Using Cooperation Science to Strengthen Local Food Systems

Tim Waring, Afton Hupper, Taylor Lange, Mitchell Center Speaker Series, 11/20/2017 from Mitchell Center on Vimeo.  

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Cooperation in Food Buying Clubs

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A Solar Company takes the Co-op Challenge!

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The Evolution of Social-Ecological Systems

Today, I presented our work on the evolution of social-ecological systems to the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) research group at the University of Maine. Below are the abstract and slides. ABSTRACT To solve the modern environmental predicament we must … Continue reading

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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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