Earth Island Projects

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For more than 30 years Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which civilization depends. Currently, there are more than 75 projects under Earth Island sponsorship, creating solutions to interconnected challenges and threats facing our planet. Our activist network is visible, expert, diverse, and interactive. Our work is based on guiding principles that place special value on: Nature, Innovation, Passion, Boldness, and Compassion.

1000Fountains

1000 Fountains is focused on eliminating the demand for single-use plastic water bottles by building a network of 1000 drinking fountains throughout Sa...

ActionforaLivableTomorrow

Action for a Livable Tomorrow works for environmental justice in northwest Louisiana region by reducing toxic pollution, protecting children’s health...

AlaskaCleanWaterAdvocacy

ACWA, a project of the Earth Island Institute, works to prevent the degradation of public waters through advocacy, education, litigation, legislation a...

ALERT-ALocallyEmpoweredResponseTeam

ALERT connects oil and public health, making healthy people and healthy communities part of our energy future. We give people the skills and training t...

AllOneOcean

All One Ocean’s mission is to educate our communities about the dangers of marine debris. We believe the solution to ocean pollution starts with educ...

TheAltaiProject

The Altai Project will protect natural landscapes and wildlife and support indigenous cultures and traditional lifeways in and around Russia and the 4-...

AlterTerra

Alter Terra takes an innovative approach to addressing the environmental and socioeconomic effects of unplanned urbanization by promoting initiatives t...

ArmenianEnvironmentalNetwork

Armenian Environmental Network (AEN) was founded in 2007 as a response to the lack of information about environmental issues in Armenia. AEN has a dual...

BaikalWatch

Baikal Watch engages local and international communities to protect vital ecosystems in the Baikal watershed and the surrounding Siberian wilderness. ...

BayAreaWildernessTraining

Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) exists as a vital, comprehensive and ongoing source of support to agencies that lead youth wilderness trips. We bel...

BorneoProject

The Borneo Project brings international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests and indigenous rights in Malaysian Borneo. We ...

CaliforniaInstituteforCommunity,ArtandNature

The California Institute for Community, Art, & Nature (California ICAN) is an oasis for the human spirit, a sanctuary for ancient wisdom, a greenhouse ...

CaliforniaStudentSustainabilityCoalition

The California Student Sustainability Coalition unites, connects, supports, and empowers students from across California to transform their educational...

CaliforniaTradeJusticeCoalition

The California Trade Justice Coalition (CTJC) is an alliance of labor, social justice, public health, and environmental organizations working to stop b...

CaliforniaUrbanStreamsPartnership

The California Urban Streams Partnership is an organization of local, regional and statewide groups in California which advocate for the protection, re...

CenterforEcosystemRestoration

CER is focused on promoting environmental restoration and completing restoration projects. We believe that restoration offers a practicable form of sus...

ChildreninNatureCollaborative

The Children in Nature Collaborative is part of a global movement to increase equitable access to nature so that children can thrive.​ CINC develops ...

ClimateWiseWomen

Climate Wise Women are activists for women’s grassroots women’s leadership on climate change solutions. Our mission is to increase recognition for ...

ConservationKids

Conservation Kids connects the next generation of young adults with the environment through the use of photography. ...

CovenantSolarInitiative

Covenant Solar Initiative is a solution and a movement – led by a team of Native Americans and Renewable Energy, Education, Finance, and Community De...

CultivateOregon

Cultivate Oregon, a project of Earth Island Institute, is focused on regenerative agriculture issues, and building local seed and food system resilienc...

Eco-VillageFarmLearningCenter

EcoVillage is an “Oasis of Connectivity,” promoting sustainable urban agriculture, environmental education, economic and social justice, youth lead...

EcoEquity

EcoEquity is a small, activist think tank that has had an outsized impact on the global climate equity debate. It has done this primarily, but not excl...

EcovetGlobal

Ecovet Global partners with organizations and communities around the world to improve animal health (domestic and wildlife) as a sustainable path to re...

EFCWest

EFC West is a member of the Environmental Finance Center Network. The EFCN consists of ten Environmental Finance Centers (EFCs) serving states and terr...

ÉnergieRich

ÉnergieRich offers global solutions for energy access, food sustainability, technology acquisition and employment, by establishing local production of...

EthicalTraveler

Ethical Traveler is dedicated to educating travelers about the social and environmental impact of their decisions, showing how travel can be a potent f...

FoodShift

Food Shift is developing collaborative models to reduce wasted food, feed communities, and provide jobs. We believe thousands of people can be employed...

FriendsofMuonde

Friends of Muonde supports locally driven efforts to foment creativity and development in the Mazvihwa and neighboring areas of south central Zimbabwe....

GenerationWakingUp

GENERATION WAKING UP is a global campaign to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world. We strive to: Awak...

GreenLife

The Green Life holistically supports individuals affected by incarceration to find and nurture passion, purpose, and leadership that creates thriving l...

GreenSchoolyardsAmerica

Green Schoolyards America is a national organization that expands and strengthens the green schoolyard movement and empowers Americans to become stewar...

GuiasUnidos

Guias Unidos works to inspire community based, conservation-minded tourism, by unifying local and international expertise and resources. Our project is...

HempsteadProjectHeart

Hempstead Project Heart uses the power of music and art to raise awareness of the many benefits of hemp for the planet and people. ...

InternationalMarineMammalProject

Since 1982, Earth Island Institute’s International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) has been a global leader protecting whales and dolphins and their oce...

JohnMuirProject

JMP seeks to protect native wildlife, biodiversity and natural processes on public forests, and to foster better management of our public lands through...

JohnMuirTrailFoundation

John Muir Trail Foundation works to restore and conserve the historic John Muir Trail (est. 1915) and its network of access trails and resupply sites, ...

JuniorWildlifeRanger

A hub for Ranger programs around the country, Junior Wildlife Ranger (formerly National Junior Refuge Rangers) propels childhood curiosity into lasting...

KellyCreekProtectionProject

The mission of the Kelly Creek Protection Project is to support a community effort to protect a 58-acre parcel of land at the edge of Petaluma, Califor...

KIDSfortheBAY

KIDS for the BAY provides a vital environmental education service to school communities. We use the local environment as a living laboratory to turn sc...

MississippiFarmtoSchoolNetwork

The Mississippi Farm to School Network works to connect farmers with schools in order to bring Mississippi products to school cafeterias. We seek to st...

NatureintheCity

Our mission is to inspire San Francisco to discover local nature. Skyscrapers, coyotes, and sand dunes. Rapidly urbanizing San Francisco is a biodivers...

NumiFoundation

Numi Foundation’s mission is to nurture and empower thriving communities: we envision a world where all basic human needs are met and people have the...

OaklandFoodPolicyCouncil

The Oakland Food Policy Council is a 21-seat council that studies the Oakland food system and makes recommendations to the City of Oakland on ways to m...

PGMONE

The PGM ONE summit convenes hundreds of emerging and established professionals of the global majority to lead the racial equity and inclusion movement ...

PlasticPollutionCoalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals, businesses and organizations working together to end plastic pollution and its toxic i...

ProjectCoyote

Project Coyote is a national non-profit organization and a North American coalition of scientists, educators, and citizen leaders promoting compassiona...

PublicLandsMedia

Our mission is to provide greater ecological understanding, accuracy, and context by the media for environmental issues. To achieve these goals, we wil...

RaptorsAreTheSolution

Raptors Are The Solution (“RATS”) educates people about the ecological role of raptors and the enormous danger to raptors and all wildlife, as well...

RealFoodRealStories

Real Food Real Stories (RFRS) is on a mission to humanize the food system for a connected, sustainable and just tomorrow. RFRS uplifts powerful persona...

RichmondTrees

The mission of Richmond Trees is to promote and grow the City of Richmond’s urban forest and green infrastructure through community planting, tree ca...

SacredLandFilmProject

Sacred Land Film Project is a community dedicated to protecting the Earth’s sacred places through media, education and action. ...

SaveOurSoil(FormerlySafeFoodandFertilizer)

Save Our Soil works to stop the use of hazardous and other industrial wastes in fertilizer, soil amendments and animal feeds because of their impact on...

SAVEInternational

SAVE International works to protect the critically endangered Black-faced Spoonbill and its habitat by promoting alternative economic development and l...

SeedingSovereignty

Seeding Sovereignty is a multi-generational, youth-led model by and for indigenous and non-indigenous women based on mentoring relationships and princi...

SerengetiWatch

The Serengeti is one of the world’s great natural treasure. But it’s facing a host of critical threats, from climate change, water shortage, invasi...

SharkStewards

Saving Sharks, imperiled marine life and restoring health to the oceans. ...

SouthCoastHabitatRestoration

SCHR works with private landowners and agencies to manage habitat restoration projects and increase community support. Projects include removal of fish...

StopFishBombingUSA

Fish bombing is the practice of setting off explosives to kill fish for consumption and sale. It indiscriminately kills animals in the blast area and d...

WildOysterProject

The Wild Oyster Project’s aim is to bring native oysters back to San Francisco Bay through restoration, community engagement, and thoughtful urban pl...

TransitionEarth

Transition Earth promotes human rights and nature’s rights in a world of unsustainable growth and advocates for global systems change to enable the s...

UltimateCivics

Our mission is to work towards a government of, for, and by the people: We inspire, empower, and engage youth (and adults) in activating democracy and ...

VivaSierraGorda

Advocating protection of the nature and beauty of the Sierra Gorda mountains in central Mexico. We raise awareness and participation from concerned glo...

WestCountyDIGS

We support school gardens in West Contra Costa County by providing resources, advocacy, and partnerships. We build out community’s resilience by cult...

WhollyH2O

Wholly H2o catalyzes dynamic informed connections between people and their watersheds that yield proactive and appropriate water management through con...

WildHeritage

​Wild Heritage works to protect Earth’s remaining primary forests and to leverage the World Heritage Convention for wilderness protection globally....

WildHope

Wild Hope magazine publishes stories and images that raise awareness of the need to preserve Earth’s biodiversity and inspire readers to get involved...

WildFutures

WildFutures provides essential tools and trainings for wildlife and habitat groups as well as other conservation organizations. Through facilitation, t...

WomenforWildlife

Women for Wildlife is an international movement to support, empower and unite women and girls around the world who are passionately devoted to wildlife...

Women’sEarthAlliance

WEA equips women with the skills and tools they need to protect our earth and strengthen communities from the inside out. In some of the most threatene...

YouthEmpoweredAction

YEA Camp is a collection of experienced activists, credentialed teachers, and community leaders committed to a world in which people, animals, and the ...