College of the Atlantic, Island Institute to unveil Fund for Maine Islands at reception with Bill Moyers

College of the Atlantic News

Two coastal Maine institutions join forces to import global sustainability solutions here

BAR HARBOR — Island Institute and College of the Atlantic — two coastal Maine institutions with a history of finding sustainability solutions — will launch a new partnership at a special event Thursday.

“An Evening to Honor Polly Guth and Launch the Fund for Maine Islands,” 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, will feature a dinner and reception honoring philanthropist Polly Guth with a special guest appearance by renowned television journalist Bill Moyers.

Officials at College of the Atlantic and the Island Institute said they created the Fund for Maine Islands to seek solutions that will sustain island and coastal ecosystems, and to share these models for sustainability around the world in an era of increasingly dire environmental and economic challenges.

Funded by a $2 million challenge grant from the Partridge Foundation, the Fund for Maine Islands will address…

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