Earth Island Projects

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.

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...

GlobalWomen’sWaterInitiative

Global Women’s Water Initiative is training a cadre of grassroots women to become water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) experts and social entrepreneu...

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

The Project works to restore and conserve the historic John Muir Trail (est. 1915) and its network of access trails and resupply sites, as wel as the h...