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When I arrived at Manomet in 1986 as a freshly-minted Ph.D. I was so excited to bring my skills to bear helping Trevor Lloyd-Evans unravel the mystery of continent- scale declines in migrant birds. I had landed my very first job at Manomet Bird Observatory. Manomets reputation in bird conservation was and remains renowned. As an ornithologist I was ecstatic. But three decades later the problems we were tackling then seem simple by comparison. In 2015 we understand there is a much more complex problem at playliving sustainably in a world with finite resources. If humans keep doing what were doing we will likely heat up the earth 4C by the end of this century. What will become of our 30 years of investment in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network if 60 of the 93 sites are underwater by 2100 The problem is bigger than birds. Much bigger. Humans cant affordeconomically socially or environmentallyto continue on this trajectory. Neither for our own well-being nor for the richness of life on earth. To take on a challenge this big most people will need to be a part of the solution. The central goal then becomes how do you engage most everyone At Manomet we believe our promise to society must rise to this challenge of engaging many more people. And here is some very good news. Over the last two decades weve worked across industry sectors and with people at every staff level. The one thing weve learned is that most people want a thriving future and want to be a part of the solution. But most dont act because they feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problem. After dealing with the demands of day-to-day life its hard to figure out where or how to start. People feel insignificant. And yet they are anything but. Youve witnessed Manomet develop great skill at connecting with society especially businesses in finding creative practical ways to take on challenges as big as climate change and sustainability. Manomet makes it easy for people to be a part of the solution. People become hopeful. They see that they matter. How Manomet engages people changes the game. And we know giving people a sense of hopeand an understanding that they matteris the key to getting everyone involved. While Manomet has evolved in its work our branding logo and language have not kept pace. Our programs are cutting-edge but we have been using language that describes us from the early 1990s. We decided to refresh our logo and language to more accurately reflect our current portfolio of work and our method for delivering on our promise to you and to society. We will continue to do the same solid science weve always done. I remain a passionate science-driven field biologistalbeit one recently admonished for my green crab experiments in the basement at home. But unless we engage a lot more people in putting science to good use we simply will not have a chance at solving the tsunami gathering on the horizon. Our new branding has been unifying and energizing for both staff and board. I hope it does the same for you. The new logo and tagline are bold even courageous The results convey an organization that is fresh modern energetic optimistic confident and moving boldly forward into the 21st century. We believe people can live and work today in ways that enable our world to thrive and prosper tomorrow. This is humanitys challenge. I hope youre up for it because we are. So lets go to work Sincerely John M. Hagan Ph.D. President Manomet Soaring Solutions. Grounded Science. Partnerships for Sustainability is published by Manomet Inc. Correspondence may be sent to Editor Partnerships for Sustainability P.O. Box 1770 Manomet MA 02345 508-224-6521 Maine Office 14 Maine Street Suite 305 Brunswick ME 04011 207-721-9040 2015 Manomet Inc. All rights reserved. SFIFPO Printed in USA using soy- based inks on SFI-certified recycled paper containing post- consumer fiber. 3 Turning the Tide on the Green Crab Invasion 12 Small Business Sustainability 7 Working Forests C O N T E N T S A Letter from the President