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 Humanities Supports Real Food Real Stories Program on Indigenous Foodways

A Series of Three Live Gatherings Are Scheduled for Fall 2020

California Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Protecting Wild Animals from Super-Toxic Rat Poisons

California Leads the Nation on Safeguards for Second-Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides

California Plastic Pollution Initiative Qualifies for Statewide Ballot

Initiative Campaign Supported by Two Earth Island Institute Projects

As wildfires continue in western United States, biologists fear for vulnerable species

Featuring Earth Island's Chad Hanson with John Muir Project and Dominick DellaSala with Wild Heritage

Governor Signs Bill to Curb Use of Rat Poisons That Have Sickened Mountain Lions

Featuring Earth Island's Raptors Are the Solution
NBC Los Angeles,

Trump Administration Releases Plan to Open Tongass Forest to Logging

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

New Leaders Initiative

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