The University of Maine System board of trustees meets at UMS headquarters in Bangor. Materials may be viewed at: http://www.maine.edu/system/ September23BOTMeeting.php. All board meetings are open to the public.
“Pioneers of Maine’s Next Economy,” 7 to 9 a.m., breakfast speaker series with Tom Chappell, co-founder of Tom’s of Maine. The series is presented by Maine Center for Enterprise Development and Envision Maine and held at Mariners Church, 368 Fore St., Portland. The cost is $20 and includes a light breakfast. Registration is required at www.envisionmaine.org.
“Connecting Maine and the World Through Education: International Students in Maine,” noon to 1 p.m., with Thornton Academy international students; part of the World Affairs Council of Maine’s Global Connections Lunchtime Series held at CIEE, 300 Fore St., second floor, Portland. Bring your lunch. Free, with donations appreciated. For more information, visit www.wacmaine.org or call 841-3627.
Sustainability Festival and Eat Local Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., fifth annual event featuring the faculty, staff and representatives from more than 30 local companies and organizations and held at St. Joseph’s College, Alfond Center lawn, on the Standish campus. The festival is free and open to the public and lunch is $10 for all you can eat. For more information, call Kimberly Post at 893-7789 or visit www.sjcme.edu.
Environmental Panel, 7:15 a.m., an E2Tech Forum to review the major environmental initiatives of the 126th Legislature, first session. The program will be held at University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland. Speakers are Patricia Aho, commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection; Pete Didisheim, advocacy director, Natural Resources Council of Maine; Ben Gilman, senior government relations specialist, Maine State Chamber of Commerce; and moderator Jim Katsiaficas, director, Perkins Thompson, and E2Tech board chairman. Visit www.e2tech.org or call 956-1970 for more information.
“Balancing Family, Work and Stress,” 4 to 6 p.m., presented by Women in Family Business Affinity Group with guest presenter Maureen Kenney, MSSW. Held at the Cumberland Club, Portland. The fee is $25 for members and $45 for others. Register at www.fambusiness.org.