Collaborating to Build Climate Resilience
Now that Maine’s Climate Action Plan has been finalized and shared widely, what’s our role at the Island Institute in supporting our state’s ambitious goals? Learn how we're working alongside Maine’s island and coastal communities to implement 'Maine Won't Wait' and build climate resilience.
Championing Equitable Internet Access in Maine
Access to reliable, high-speed internet in Maine has been an issue from the first day that the first Mainer was provided an internet connection and their neighbor was not. So, how does it affect our ability to sustain ourselves and thrive if we are unable to afford the subscription cost or equipment required to connect?
Whether it's on the coast or at the State House, we work collaboratively with communities to tackle challenges and build resilience. In our latest policy update, we highlight some of the key issues we’re watching, what they mean for our communities, and the work that’s been done so far.
A Climate of Change:
Sea Level Rise
The seas are rising and communities on the coast of Maine—and coasts everywhere—need to explore ways to adapt. Learn how the small, yet engaged community of Vinalhaven is responding to sea level rise, addressing some of the challenges they face, and leading the way in planning for change.
Building Business for Purpose and Profit
For generations, businesses have existed to provide products and services to local customers. In recent years, they have also come to realize their importance to the fabric of the communities they serve. Check out our Solutions Library to learn more about businesses connecting purpose and profit on our coast.