Sustainability and Community Resilience Projects

To find information about Earth Island sponsored projects, please use the focus area buttons or the alphabetical list below.

Faced with threats from man-made and natural disasters, more communities are seeking local solutions to protect their food, water, air, housing and economy. Our projects have helped increase equitable access to healthy food, clean water, local clean energy, and environmental education.

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...

AlterTerra

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

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 ...

CaliforniaTradeJusticeCoalition

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

ChangingGears

Changing Gears Bike Shop was a non-profit bike shop in Alameda, CA, that provided full-service sales and repairs to the general public, job training to...

CultivateOregon

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

FoodShift

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

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...

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. ...

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 ...

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...

RootedinResilience

Rooted in Resilience, formally known as Bay Localize, confronts the challenges of climate change and economic recession by boosting our region’s capa...

SeedingSovereignty

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

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...

VivaSierraGorda

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

WhollyH2O

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

WildFutures

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

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...