• Monhegan Brewing Co. "15"
    July 21, 2015
    Events in Portland, Rockland support non-profit’s work on Maine islands

    MONHEGAN, ME—Monhegan Brewing Company and the Island Institute today announced the release of a new island-themed beer. The "summer blonde" brew is named 15, after the fifteen year-round island communities on the Maine coast.

    Economic Development

  • 2015 Island Scholars
    June 2, 2015
    Sixty-eight islanders receive financial awards for education

    ROCKLAND, ME—The Island Institute today announced scholarship awards to 68 students through its Island Education Fund. The scholarships, totaling $150,300, benefit island students attending colleges, universities, and technical schools across the U.S. and Canada.

    Community Development

  • February 5, 2015
    Nonprofit calls on state, federal officials to act

    ROCKLAND, ME—The Island Institute today praised the report from the commission studying the effects of ocean acidification on Maine’s marine life and fisheries and called on the state and federal government to respond by enacting the recommendations contained in the report.

    Marine Programs

  • Grants to Green logo
    January 8, 2015
    Maine Development Foundation’s Grants to Green program provides environmentally focused knowledge to nonprofits

    ROCKLAND, ME—The Island Institute today announced that it has received a grant of $90,285 from the Grants to Green Maine program for energy efficiency upgrades to its headquarters in Rockland.

    Energy

  • December 11, 2014
    Collaborative of outer island school is an example of benefits of connectivity for students

    Senator Angus King (D-ME) and FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wrote an op-ed in Roll Call on December 10th, 2014 advocating for a new, modernized version of the E-Rate program

    Education

  • October 30, 2014
    Award-winning small business owner and veteran of U.S. Foreign Service joins Rockland non-profit

    ROCKLAND, ME—The Island Institute today announced that it has hired small business owner Briana Warner as its first economic development director.

    Economic Development

  • October 23, 2014
    Event Will Bring Together Experts & Residents from Year-round Island Communities in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Rhode Island to Discuss Community-based Energy Projects

    PORTLAND, ME—The Island Institute will host the Fifth Annual Island Energy Conference  on November 7th in Portland, Maine.

    Energy

  • August 14, 2014
    Two coastal Maine institutions join forces to import global sustainability solutions here

    BAR HARBOR, ME—Island Institute and College of the Atlantic — two coastal Maine institutions with a history of finding sustainability solutions — will launch a new partnership at a special event at the College of the Atlantic on Thursday, August 14 at 6 p.m.

    Media