Rise Up! – Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Our Future

On May 13, 14 and 15, Halcyon String Quartet will present Rise Up!—a series of multimedia performances in North Haven, Rockland, and Vinalhaven—that explores the impacts of sea level rise on these communities and coastlines through a combination of live music and projected film.

Island Institute Fellows Program: Past, Current, and Future Roles in Supporting Coastal Resilience

The preparedness of coastal communities in Maine to major weather and climate threats is being tested by increasing physical and economic damages, social justice implications among mitigation and adaptation choices, and interrelated challenges for community wellbeing. On Thursday, March 31st, Session 4 of the 2022 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference will bring together exemplary projects… Read more »

Let’s Talk: Ocean Climate Change—Science, Action, and Hope

Join Island Institute Marine Scientist Dr. Susie Arnold for a virtual discussion about ocean climate change in Maine and some of the strategies being implemented locally to mitigate and adapt to change. This is a unique opportunity to learn about Maine’s latest climate data, what it means for our coastal residents, and what the Island… Read more »

Climate Strong Islands Network Spring Gathering

Join Climate Strong Islands Network (CSIN) members and allies for a virtual spring gathering, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. ET. During this online briefing, the Climate Strong Islands Network’s leadership team will share the CSIN National Policy Framework and elaborate on seven key issue areas including: Clean Energy Watershed Planning Food Security… Read more »

Sea Level Rise Lecture with Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

Sea level rise is a reality that will test Maine’s coastal communities and economies. The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) will host Island Institute Marine Scientist Dr. Susie Arnold for a virtual lecture on sea level rise and its current and projected impacts on the Maine coast.

Let’s Talk: The Superpowers of Seaweed

Join us for a short film and virtual panel discussion looking at the “superpowers” of seaweed, and the research being done here in Maine to study the potential this sea vegetable offers to protect shellfish from the impacts of climate change.

Islands on the Front Line: Transition Lessons and Opportunities from Remote and Rural Communities

Rural, remote, and island communities are on the frontlines of climate change. Innovative partnerships, community-driven planning, and informed clean energy investments have now become more crucial than ever in their efforts to navigate the transition and support energy and economic resilience for local populations. In this session during the 2021 NASEO Annual Meeting, panelists will… Read more »

The Climate, Our Coast, and Our Communities

The Island Institute presents an evening of inspiring films about the climate, our coast, and solutions for a changing world. Join us at the Shotwell Drive-in in Rockport on July 28th to hear personal stories from those living on the frontlines of climate change and leading the way in planning for change and creating solutions.

Lunch & Learn: Preparing for the Impacts of Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise is one of the most pressing challenges facing the state of Maine. Join Maine Conservation Voters for this Lunch & Learn event to learn more about the Maine Legislature’s efforts to analyze the impacts of sea level rise. Speakers include: Melanie Loyzim, Commissioner of Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection Representative Lydia Blume… Read more »