March 4, 2022

Maine broadband and bridging two authorities

How ConnectMaine and the new Maine Connectivity Authority are working together to close Maine’s digital divide
Wait a minute—there are two broadband authorities in Maine? Yes! And here's how they’re working together to achieve high-speed internet access for all Mainers.
Christa Thorpe | Kendra Jo Grindle
island institute policy update
January 31, 2022

Legislative Update: Winter 2022

Funding opportunities and priorities for the months ahead
As 2022 begins, much of our policy focus has shifted from making a case for why public funding is needed to supporting projects and communities in applying for the numerous…
Nick Battista
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…
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
December 8, 2021

Maine's climate action plan—one year later

Looking back at progress made and charting the course for our next steps
What do 40,000 heat pumps, 5,577 electric vehicles, and 2,043 homes weatherized all have in common? If you guessed that they are all highlights from a year of climate action…
Susie Arnold, Ph.D. | Suzanne MacDonald
December 3, 2021

Maine’s working waterfronts need our help

Why now is the time to address the critical challenges facing our coast
It seemed like a no more than a week would go by and we would be at it again; handling calls or emails from individuals, businesses, and communities about the…
Sam Belknap and Lia Morris
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
October 28, 2021

Different Bays, Similar Spirit

Photographers connect by documenting those who work on the water
I first discovered Jay Fleming back in 2017 shortly after I became the Island Institute’s multimedia storyteller. My research led me to a contemporary counterpart who has been doing similar work for many years in the Chesapeake Bay region where the fisheries...
Jack Sullivan