January 6, 2022

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Wellness & Self-Care in the New Year

As we enter a new year, we know that many people are making resolutions around their personal health and well-being for the months ahead. So, in this edition of “Our Favorite Things” with Luke’s Lobster, we’re highlighting a few small businesses and organizations focused on helping us feel well and be well—ranging from island-made skincare and teas featuring Maine seaweed, to a nonprofit dedicated to the health and wellness of coastal communities. We hope you’ll enjoy learning about their missions and discovering some of the amazing products and services they offer.  …
Island Institute
December 22, 2021

A Few of Our Favorite Things:
Empowering Youth through STEM

Today’s youth and our future generations play a huge role in the viability and sustainability of our communities—both here on the coast of Maine and beyond. In our next installment…
Island Institute
December 16, 2021

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Businesses Doing Better

In our next installment of “A Few of Our Favorite Things” with Luke’s Lobster, we’re featuring some wonderful for-profit businesses in Maine that are doing good things for our coast and our…
Island Institute
December 10, 2021

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Gifts that Support the Coast

This week, we're once again teaming up with Luke's Lobster to share some of our favorite things about Maine with you. Maine's pristine coastlines, harbors, and working waterfronts are part…
Island Institute
November 30, 2021

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Giving Tuesday 2021

This year on Giving Tuesday, in collaboration with our friends at Luke's Lobster, we’re reigniting our series, “A Few of Our Favorite Things,” highlighting the organizations, people, and places that…
Island Institute
Bass Harbor, Maine
March 24, 2021

Giving fishermen and scientists a seat at the table

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…
Susie Arnold, Ph.D.
March 8, 2021

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Celebrating International Women's Day

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.
Island Institute
January 12, 2021

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Purpose beyond profit

Making a Difference for People and the Planet

As we begin the new year with ambitious goals for our collaboration with Luke’s Lobster, we’re reminded of the value of B Corps, and the other partners in our state,…
Island Institute
December 22, 2020

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Winter Reads

With the pre-holiday frenzy behind (most) of us, we wanted to share a few of our favorite books, curated by both us and our friends at Luke's Lobster, for reading…
Island Institute
December 21, 2020

What hot dogs, water tests, and juice boxes teach us about giving back

Island Institute staff on the things that keep them inspired during challenging times

If your postal mailbox is anything like mine, we’ve moved on from political mudslinging to the more inspiring, unifying season of giving. My inbox is now filled with year-end giving…
Sue Bernier