April 19, 2015
When Holly Zadra suggested that Pittsfield’s First Universalist Church divest its holdings in fossil-fuel corporations, she recalls that church councilors responded with awkward silence “as if I’d said something impolite.” People naturally resist discussing their complicity in an energy system that is destabilizing the planet.
January 18, 2015
The New York Times reporter Diane Cardwell follows the participants in the CIERA program—the first of many planned collaborative projects between the Island Institute and College of the Atlantic—as they travel from Maine to the island of Samsø, Denmark, which is powered by 100% renewable energy.
October 20, 2014
James McCarthy's Mainebiz article illustrates Island Institute programming in action, including our highly visible Island Fellows Program.
July 18, 2014
Alan Caron writes about the small business owners, entrepreneurs, dreamers and doers that gathered on Chebeague Island to talk about Maine’s economic future, brought together by the Island Institute and the many dedicated volunteers who live on the island.
May 9, 2014
$500,000 grant to help fund technology for island, coastal schools to collaborate, use distance learning
Bangor Daily News' Abigail Curtis writes about the USDA grant, which will be used to purchase video conferencing devices and hub equipment for distance learning opportunities in 15 island and coastal schools.
February 10, 2014
MPBN's Jay Field reports on commercial fishermen from Great Britain offering their Maine counterparts advice on protecting their interests, as the state's first offshore wind development moves forward.