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Join us for the 22nd annual Brower Youth Awards on October 14th and 19th, 5:00 Pacific Time. An opportunity to celebrate the power of young environmental leaders!

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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.

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Project Newsroom

Announcing the Brower Youth Award Winners

Premier Environmental Prize Will Honor Six Youth Leaders

Earth Island Files Lawsuit Against BlueTriton Brands (Formerly Nestlé Waters) for False Advertising

Global beverage company markets itself as sustainable and environmentally friendly despite being a major contributor to plastic pollution and depleting valuable freshwater resources

Friends of Alemany Farm, Rise St. James, and Urban Beet Join Earth Island Institute

Three New Projects Join a Network of 75 Others Working on Environmental Issues Around the World

The Upcoming UN Climate Talks in Glasgow Are a Make-or-Break Moment

Featuring Earth Island's EcoEquity
Sierra Magazine,

Wildlife groups sue to stop Wisconsin wolf hunt

Featuring Earth Island's Project Coyote
Associated Press,

Army: Full environmental review of $9.4B plastics complex

Featuring Earth Island's Rise St. James
Associated Press,

New Leaders Initiative

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

Images at the top of this page: Picture Lake and Mount Shuksan, North Cascades, James Patterson/TandemStock; Kikuyu farmer near Lake Bogoria, Kenya, Scott Davis/TandemStock; dolphin off the coast of Ixtapa, a Pacific Coast beach resort in the Mexican state of Guerrero, Christian Vizl/TandemStock; a young boy hugging a tree, Karine Aigner/TandemStock.

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