Waypoints Forum: Futures of the Maine Waterfront - Friday, January 19, 2018 - Portland, Maine - The Island Institute's Waypoints Forum featured an afternoon of panel discussions on the future of our coastal and island economy, presented with trends and analysis by key coastal leaders. The theme for this year's event was Futures of the Maine Waterfront, with topics ranging from aquaculture to the future of our state's working waterfronts.
The 2017 Island Teachers Conference took place Thursday, October 5th and Friday, October 6th at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine. The theme of the 2017 conference was "Small School Solutions: Meeting Island Students Where They Are."
Maine has the potential to be a leader in U.S.-grown edible seaweed products. This summary report includes an overview of market potential for seaweed in Maine, a detailed description of the purpose behind the research conducted, and the benefits the results could have on the coastal economy.
The purpose of this information is to improve the experience of virtual meetings for facilitators and participants in order to encourage collaborative work. It includes tips for facilitators at various stages of the meeting, as well as general best practices for virtual engagement.
Living and working remotely, while collaborating with distant partners, can make meeting in-person difficult to near impossible. The possibility of meeting virtually, either for everyone or for some members of a group, can help remedy this challenge.
Replacing incandescent light bulbs with LEDs is a simple, effective way to reduce energy usage in your home or business. For a limited time, residents of the Casco Bay islands of Peaks, Long, Chebeague, Cliff, and Great Diamond can take advantage of a special deal for certain screw-in and pin LED lightbulbs. Click here for details!
The 7th annual Island Energy Conference brought together 150 island leaders and energy experts—from 3 countries and 6 states—in South Portland, Maine, on Friday, April 28, 2017, to discuss common energy challenges and to learn more about resources that exist to address these challenges.