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

Building a Better World

Earth Island Institute’s Statement on the Election

Trump Administration Opens Tongass National Forest to Logging and Road Building

Earth Island Institute’s Statement on the Tongass

California Humanities Supports Real Food Real Stories Program on Indigenous Foodways

A Series of Three Live Gatherings Are Scheduled for Fall 2020

Tell Missouri Department of Conservation not to allow trophy hunting of black bears

Featuring Earth Island's Project Coyote
Kansas City Star,

Trump to strip protections from Tongass National Forest, one of the biggest intact temperate rainforests

Featuring Earth Island's Wild Heritage
Washington Post,

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

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.