Photo of the Earth as seen from space and the words: Earth Island Institute; You are here.Earth Island Institute

photo of a newt in clear waterphoto of a child in a temple ruin, carved dragon\s face near
url   =
title = Ethical Traveler: Tibet Mudra, photo by Jeff Greenwald, EthicalTraveler
id    = getInspiredImg

[BAWT: Campers]
src   = /layout/images/homeGallery/bawttent.jpg
alt   = Photo of smiling girls inside a tent
url   =
title = BAWT: Campers
id    = getInspiredImg

[Borneo Project: Penan preschool kids]
src   = /layout/images/homeGallery/borneopenankids.jpg
alt   = photo of many children holding toys and looking like theyre done posing, ready to play with adults nearby
url   =
title = Borneo Project: Libby OConnor and Martin Jones with Penan preschool kids, photo by Shawn Sullivan
id    = getInspiredImg

[KftB: Child holding tiny crab]
src   = /layout/images/homeGallery/kftbkidwithcrab.jpg
alt   = a child gently holding a tiny crab
url   =
title = KftB: Child holding tiny crab
id    = getInspiredImg

[RPN: Himalayan sunrise]
src   = /layout/images/homeGallery/rppsunrise.jpg
alt   = photo of a sunrise in high mountains
url   =
title = RPN: Himalayan sunrise
id    = getInspiredImg

[RPN: red panda in a tree]
src   = /layout/images/homeGallery/redpanda.jpg
alt   = photo of a red panda in a tree
url   =
title = RPN: red panda in a tree
id    = getInspiredImg

[Yggdrasil: Blanton Forest]
src   = /layout/images/homeGallery/yggdrasilblanton.jpg
alt   = photo of a deciduous forest, trees of many colors, mountains behind
url   =
title = Yggdrasil: Blanton Forest -- View from Knobby Rock in Blanton Forest, southeastern Kentucky on a hike in October 2007 to see the forest\s old growth, which totals 3,000 acres. This photo represents the study of old growth conducted by Yggdrasilphoto of people in saffron colored robes

Get Involved

Join Earth Island

Support creative and energetic leaders who are building a more effective and far-reaching environmental movement!

New Leaders Initiative

The premier youth prize in North America, honoring tomorrow’s environmental leaders.

Brower Youth Awards winners
Be Inspired

Start Your Own Project

photo of people building a trail on the shore of a large blue lake

Earth Island Institute’s Project Support Program provides an opportunity for committed individuals and groups with a good idea to launch a project with us, or to gain sponsorship for an existing project.

Become a Project

Earth Island Updates

Borneo rainforest communities complete 15-year mapping effort

Coexisting with coyotes

Blue Sharks, Whale Sharks Receive Increased International Protection

On the Bonn meeting

KILLING GAMES documentary to premiere & tour with Film Festivals!

Get Informed

Earth Island Journal

cover, Winter 2018 Earth Island Journal

Award-winning environmental reporting, commentary, and analysis

Subscribe Today

In This Issue

Six Ways of Seeing a Rhinoceros Auklet
We no longer know what to expect of our oceans.

A Bumpy Ride
Guyana’s ambitious low-carbon development initiative has not had it easy.

Big Food and Public Health Don’t Mix
The very brands perceived as the purveyors of healthy, clean cuisine are peddling sugary drinks and processed foods that are the source of ill health.

More Articles

Restoration Initiatives

wetland graphic

Funds dynamic community based restoration programs in Southern California focused on protecting and enhancing wetlands and watersheds.

Also home to Earth Island’s Streets Alive!, including the Utility Box Project.

Learn More

AISO.net, powered by 100% solar Logo

Get Inspired

group photo of many smiling people

More than 70 projects working around the world to protect our environment.

See Our Project Directory

words and a globe

Travel is amazing. It can be inspiring, even life-changing. It’s also a powerful force for global good will. Because where we go—and what we do when we get there – can literally change the world.

Discover the power of travel with Ethical Traveler’s new Podcast, featuring personal stories, interviews with adventurers, world music, and travel trivia hosted by Jeff Greenwald – performer, author of six travel books, and Executive Director of EthicalTraveler.org.

From fighting for the rainforests to caregiving with Tibetan monks, from a Sri Lankan novelist to Thailand's first Black Buddhist nun, travelers share the experiences that have shaped their lives.

Subscribe to Episodes 1-5 here

Earth Island Facebook pageEarth Island Twitter feedGoogle+

0.0476