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New Earth Island Institute Projects
Here are some of the exciting projects we were delighted to welcome into our fold in the past year.
California Institute for Community, Art & Nature:
Run by veteran author, activist, and former publisher of Heyday Books, Malcolm Margolin, this new project aims to promote a sustainable, healthy, diverse, and beautiful world using imagination, creativity, and good humor.
Public Lands Media:
In the age of “alternative facts,” Public Lands Media serves as an independent and ecologically informed voice offering nuanced perspectives on key environmental issues.
Kelly Creek Legal Support Fund:
This project works to support a community effort to protect a 58-acre parcel of land in Petaluma, California, and the plant, animal, and community resources it contains from excessive suburban housing development.
Founded by a group of food and farming activists, Cultivate Oregon is an alliance of farmers, individuals, organizations, and businesses in Oregon that are working to expand socially and environmentally responsible agriculture. The project promotes natural agrobiodiversity, pollinator and soil health, seed heritage, and food chain transparency.
The mission of Richmond Trees is to promote and grow the City of Richmond’s urban forest and green infrastructure through community planting, tree care, education, and advocacy in order to improve the health and well-being of the diverse Richmond community.
A hub for ranger programs around the country, Junior Wildlife Ranger (formerly National Junior Refuge Rangers) propels childhood curiosity into lasting environmental stewardship. Through an interactive approach to environmental education, the program cultivates an appreciation of our public lands system and the outdoors.
Before industrial activities such as filling, dredging, and channelization changed it, the San Francisco Bay had a significant intertidal habitat with millions of oysters living on expansive reefs. Today, only a tiny fraction of the oyster population exists. The Wild Oyster Project works to bring native oysters back to the Bay through restoration, community engagement, and thoughtful urban planning.
Numi Foundation’s mission is to nurture and empower thriving communities. It envisions a world where all basic human needs are met and people have the resources to fulfill their greatest potential. Globally, the project provides Numi Organic Tea’s fair trade farming communities with access to clean, safe drinking water. Locally, in its backyard of Oakland, California, it offers experiential gardening, arts, and social studies curricula to low-income K-8 public schools.
In a world of unsustainable population and economic growth, Transition Earth promotes human rights and nature’s rights, and advocates for a global systems change to enable the shift to a sustainable planet for all. The project’s vision is to foster a healthy, resilient world grounded in holistic, rights-based approaches to global problems, including empowering women, supporting voluntary family planning, addressing overconsumption, and redefining economies.
To learn more about these and other Earth Island projects, please visit: eii.org/projects