Small, isolated communities face a host of challenges, including limited financial and human resources. As environmental and economic disruptions escalate worldwide, how do we ensure that island communities aren’t left behind? Network weaving is a strategy that can add capacity and accelerate the pace of problem-solving in places where time and resources are limited. Thoughtfully designed peer-to-peer engagement can facilitate the solutions sharing, leadership development, and personal relationships to help island communities thrive in the face of change.
Chief Community Development Officer at the Island Institute
Following his dissolution of the business in 2005, Roger has been able to further concentrate on two life-long interests: involvement in and leadership of nonprofits (NGO’s) in two universes: land conservation and Maine islands. His organizational memberships, now or formerly, include the Land for Maine’s Future Board, Portland Trails, Oceanside Conservation Trust, the Portland Land Bank Commission and the Maine League of Conservation Voters, of which he is currently Board Chair.
Both under sail and by power, he has boated the Maine Coast for sixty years and maintains friendships on each of the fifteen year-round Maine islands.
Founding Co-Chair of The Maine Islands Coalition
Michael F. Childers
Chair of the Steering Committee at Great Lakes Islands Alliance (GLIA)
Coordinator for the Great Lakes Islands Alliance
Co-facilitator for the Islanded Grid Resource Center
Tenure track faculty of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
Samso Energy Academy/Tentou Project