October 30, 2014

Island Institute Hires First Economic Development Director

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. Warner will oversee the organization’s efforts to help Maine’s islands and remote coastal communities strengthen and diversify their economies.

October 23, 2014

Conference to be held on energy challenges for New England islands

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. The event will bring together energy experts and island leaders from New England’s year-round island communities and beyond to discuss common energy challenges and to learn more about resources that exist to address those challenges.
August 14, 2014

College of the Atlantic, Island Institute to unveil Fund for Maine Islands at reception with Bill Moyers

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. “An Evening to Honor Polly Guth and Launch the Fund for Maine Islands,” will feature a dinner and reception honoring philanthropist Polly Guth with a special guest appearance by renowned television journalist Bill Moyers.