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Earth Island Institute

Building a Better World through Activist Projects, Legal Advocacy, Youth Leadership, and an Award-Winning Journal

Earth Island Institute is a nonprofit environmental organization and fiscal sponsor to more than seventy-five projects working in the areas of conservation, energy and climate, women’s environmental leadership, international and indigenous communities, sustainability and community resilience, and more. The organization also includes a legal division, Earth Island Advocates, a youth leadership program, New Leaders Initiative, and an award-winning magazine, Earth Island Journal. Founded in 1982 by legendary environmentalist David Brower, Earth Island Institute is one of the leading environmental activist organizations in the United States.

Our Project Support Program

Supporting environmental projects across the United States and around the globe with financial management, administration, training, and peer learning.

Project Newsroom

California Plastic Pollution Initiative Qualifies for Statewide Ballot

Initiative Campaign Supported by Two Earth Island Institute Projects

Earth Island Institute Announces Brower Youth Award Winners

Premier Environmental Prize Will Honor Six Youth Leaders

21st Annual Brower Youth Awards Set for October

Premier Environmental Prize Will Honor Six Youth Leaders

Trump Administration Releases Plan to Open Tongass Forest to Logging

Featuring Dominick DellaSala, chief scientist with Earth Island's Wild Heritage
New York Times,

Creek Fire ignites fire management debate on 102 million trees killed by beetles, drought

Featuring Earth Island's John Muir Project
USA Today,

30 Years of OPA90: Legislation to Prevent Another Exxon Valdez

Featuring Riki Ott with Earth Island's Alert Project
Hakai Magazine,

New Leaders Initiative

Supporting a new generation of environmental leaders and presenting the premier youth environmental prize in North America, the Brower Youth Award.