Island Institute welcomes
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Anthony Chatwin will be joining the Island Institute as our new president and CEO effective August 23rd. Tony is an experienced leader who brings extensive knowledge and practice in building sustainability for communities and the environment and passion for our mission. We are thrilled to welcome him to Maine!
The 2021 Island Journal
The annual publication of the Island Institute, the Island Journal offers insights into island and coastal life through storytelling, photography, and art. This year's issue explores three of the largest and most ecologically diverse bays on the East Coast and features stories about young island leaders, Maine art, small business in the pandemic, and more.
New podcast series:
"From the Sea Up"
We're excited to announce a new look and name for our podcast as well as the first episode in a six-part series focusing on the topic of sustainable seafood in Maine! We'll explore the diverse array of seafood that makes up our coastal economy and supports Maine's fishermen, aquaculturists, sea-farmers, and working waterfront businesses.
Energy resilience planning in Eastport and Islesboro
How do you cope with electricity outages and plan for energy resilience when you’re a small, isolated community—either at the end of a 40-mile power line or on an island several miles out to sea? Eastport and Islesboro were selected to tackle these issues through a U.S. Dept. of Energy program, the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project.
'Currents and Channels' celebrates summer in Maine
Join Archipelago, the Island Institute’s store and gallery, for its summer gallery show, “Currents and Channels: Four Coastal Maine Artists,” currently on display through September 25th. The new show looks at the Maine coast through the art of four local artists—each with unique perspectives of the landscape and culture of their communities.