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Emily Renaud

Duxbury, MA, March ,1 2019Duxbury Bay Maritime School (DBMS) and Sustainable Duxbury have joined Manomet, Inc. to host A Planet of Change: Understanding the World Around Us; a three-part speaker series taking place this spring. Each presentation features Manomet’s scientists, who will address some of the major environmental, social, and economic challenges New Englanders face in 2019, solutions on how to deal with these challenges, and what the future looks like for our planet.

“Sustainability, or, meeting the needs of today without compromising the well-being of future generations, is one of the most significant challenges of our time,” says John Hagan, Manomet President, who will be welcoming attendees at the March event. “To find solutions, we need to understand why this challenge is so complex.”

The series, which will be held at the DBMS campus in Duxbury, involves three separate presentations in March, April, and May 2019. From diversifying consumer palates to strengthen New England’s fisheries, to identifying local land as important habitat for migrating birds, to understanding the critical role for-profits play in building a more sustainable world, Manomet’s staff will provide ample real-world examples of these challenges on a local (and global) scale and how the organization works to provide impactful solutions.

“There are many shared values between these three organizations, but at the heart of it all is creating understanding and appreciation for the natural world.” says Ted Lawson, Executive Director of DBMS. “Manomet’s work, both locally and globally, is sure to shed light on issues facing our community and our Bay and how they are connected to global challenges. We are excited to bring these events to DBMS.”

“This series is an excellent opportunity for everyone to further their understanding of the consequences of global climate change on a local level,” says Jim Savicki of Sustainable Duxbury.

To learn more and register, visit All presentations will take place at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, 457 Washington Street, Duxbury, Mass. Event schedule:

Opening Reception and The Future of New England’s Fisheries | Thursday, March 21, 6:30—8:30 PM.

New England’s Migrant Birds in a Changing Hemisphere | Thursday, April 25, 7:00—8:30 PM.

Investing for our Future | Thursday, May 16, 7:00—8:30 PM.

About Manomet

Manomet is a nonprofit organization that believes people can live and work today in ways that will enable our world to thrive and prosper tomorrow. Manomet’s mission: applying science and engaging people to sustain our world. Visit for more information.

About Duxbury Bay Maritime School

The mission of the Duxbury Bay Maritime School is to connect people of all ages, abilities and means to Duxbury Bay through educational and recreational programs that stimulate individual growth and an enduring love and appreciation of the sea. Visit to learn more.

About Sustainable Duxbury

Sustainable Duxbury has worked to address and inform the residents of Duxbury about the consequences of our throwaway society and the subsequent climate change issues we are dealing with today.  They continue to strive to make Duxbury a better, cleaner community. You may contact them at