April 22, 2021
Our collaborative climate action work is rooted in the resiliency and sustainability of the Maine coast
This Earth Day, we’re celebrating the important strides we’ve taken in a partnership rooted in the resiliency and sustainability of the coast of Maine. Together with Luke’s Lobster, we’re working to assess the carbon footprint of their key lobster and crab products. This work will not only help a leader in the sustainable seafood industry reduce their emissions on a path toward Net Zero, but will benefit the working waterfront here in Maine by pinpointing carbon emissions hotspots and identifying opportunities for sustainable solutions that can be used as a…
April 19, 2021
With Earth Day around the corner, I would like to highlight a nascent industry on the Maine coast that is not only a boon for Maine's marine economy, but is…
April 16, 2021
Maine Service Fellows program will help address unmet needs for rural communities and provide opportunities for next generation of Mainers
At the Island Institute, we have seen firsthand the tremendous impact Island Fellows have when partnered with an island or coastal community. The Island Institute has placed 135 Island Fellows in 27 rural communities over 20 years and has witnessed the remarkable ripple effect from a little bit of extra help and a fresh perspective. The Maine Fellows Service is an exciting opportunity to connect the next generation of Mainers who are eager to serve to the places they’re needed most.
April 8, 2021
In my 25+ years working in nonprofits and philanthropy, I have been a part of creating more than my fair share of annual reports. You might even say that I’m…
March 25, 2021
Part of our ongoing series of Archipelago artist profiles, this profile looks at Archipelago artist Alison Thibault of WindHorse Arts on Vinalhaven. The Island Institute’s Lisa Millette first traveled to the…
March 24, 2021
For 15 years, the Fishermen's Climate Roundtables have brought key groups together to discuss challenges facing Maine's fisheries
My favorite work event of the year just happened. It was the Fishermen’s Climate Roundtables. Fishermen’s Climate Roundtables is an annual opportunity for fishermen and scientists to come together and…
March 18, 2021
In more ways than one, it has been A YEAR. It has been a year since we cancelled the 2020 Artists & Makers Conference, and a year since life changed…
March 11, 2021
With intentionally designed policies and programs, islands can make practical progress on energy challenges and inspire communities everywhere
Energy can be expensive and unreliable for island communities everywhere. Through our work over the last decade and our collaborations with communities in Maine, New England, and across the globe,…
March 8, 2021
Along with our friends at Luke’s Lobster, we wanted to celebrate International Women's Day by highlighting a few of the courageous, talented, and smart women who are making huge contributions to our oceans and our planet every day.
February 26, 2021
As we know all too well, high-speed internet is extremely important to daily life—from remote work and education to assuring that government can continue to function. The State of Maine, through the ConnectMaine Authority, plays an important role in helping to close the digital divide.