Members Only: Storm Response and The Impact of Philanthropy

Island Institute invites its members to hear directly from a Storm Response Business Resilience Grant recipient, a coastal town manager, and our team working to advance policy and projects to build back “higher, greener and stronger” in response to the destructive January storms. Learn more about how Island Institute put your philanthropy dollars to work… Read more »

Storm Science: Understanding the New Normal

With such an positive response to our last webinar on storm resources and recovery, we’re starting a series! Join us this Tuesday, January 30, 2024 to hear useful and accurate scientific information. Gain practical insights to help communities and businesses rebuild with resilience and prepare for the future. Learn about the recent storms, storm surge flooding,… Read more »

Webinar: Storm Recovery and Resources

Please join Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher and Department of Economic, Community Development Commissioner Heather Johnson, and Maine Emergency Management Agency Director, Mitigation, Planning and Recovery Anne Fuchs to discuss impacts of the storms that are affecting island and coastal communities, and resources for recovery. SPACE The discussion will be moderated by… Read more »

Coastal Climate Impacts: Mount Desert Island and Cranberry Islands

Have you experienced or read about coastal flooding? Does it seem to be happening more frequently? 

Join us for an evening to discuss current coastal flooding, examine future sea level projections, and explore possible adaptation strategies. Whether directly or indirectly, we will all feel the impacts of continued sea level rise. Being informed about these changes builds our community capacity to respond and be prepared for higher seas.  Our goal is to build community capacity to respond to coastal climate impacts.

What the CEI WBC can do for you: from aspiring entrepreneurs to seasoned business owners

Join the CEI Women’s Business Center and Island Institute for a virtual information session to learn about the CEI WBC’s no-cost, confidential business service support and resources. This session will give you an overview of the individual advising opportunities, available workshops and resources, learning cohorts where you can dive deep into relevant topics with peers.… Read more »

A Conversation on Luke’s Lobster’s Carbon Footprint

Join us October 19, 2022 for a conversation on the recently released report examining the carbon footprint of Luke’s Lobster’s supply chain. Emma Wendt (Community Development Officer, Island Institute) and Ben Conniff (Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Luke’s Lobster) will lead the discussion on the report, and what it could mean for seafood businesses to… 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 »

Community Conversation – Cranberry Isles

Join us for a virtual community conversation with the Island Institute! Be part of a discussion about the challenges and opportunities you see for the Cranberry Isles. Learn more about the Island Institute’s work to navigate change for Maine’s coast and islands, and join us to talk about some of the key issues affecting your… Read more »