Earth Island Projects

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For 40 years Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to protecting and restoring the ecosystems on which civilization depends. There are currently more than 75 projects under Earth Island sponsorship that are creating solutions to the interconnected challenges and threats facing our planet.

1000Fountains

1000 Fountains is focused on eliminating the demand for single-use plastic water bottles by building a network of 1000 drinking fountains throughout Sa...

AlaskaCleanWaterAdvocacy

Alaska Clean Water Advocacy works to prevent the degradation of public waters in Alaska through advocacy, education, litigation, legislation, and marke...

TheALERTProject

The ALERT (A Locally Empowered Response Team) Project strengthens environmental justice leadership by working collaboratively to reduce toxic exposures...

AllOneOcean

All One Ocean’s mission is to educate communities about the destructive impact of litter on our oceans and waterways and to provide simple, sustainab...

AlterTerra

Alter Terra takes an innovative approach to addressing the environmental and socioeconomic effects of unplanned urbanization by promoting initiatives t...

ArmenianEnvironmentalNetwork

The Armenian Environmental Network facilitates tangible contributions to Armenia’s sustainable development by increasing awareness of and supporting ...

BaikalWatch

Baikal Watch engages both local and international partners in an effort to promote the permanent protection of biologically rich areas within the large...

BayAreaWildernessTraining

Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) is an environmental and social justice organization that aims to promote equitable access to outdoor activities and...

TheBorneoProject

The Borneo Project brings international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests, sustainable livelihoods, and human rights in ...

CaliforniaClimateandAgricultureNetwork

California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) is a coalition of sustainable and organic farming organizations that advocate for state and federal...

CaliforniaInstituteforCommunity,Art&Nature

The ​California Institute for Community, Art & Nature (California I CAN) was launched in 2016 by Malcolm Margolin shortly after his retirement fr...

CaliforniaTradeJusticeCoalition

The California Trade Justice Coalition (CTJC) is a growing alliance of labor, environmental, public health, immigrant rights, human rights, and sociall...

CaliforniaUrbanStreamsPartnership

California Urban Streams Partnership is a network of local, regional, and statewide groups that protect, restore, and steward urban streams in Californ...

CastaneaFellowship

The Castanea Fellowship is a fellowship for established leaders working at the intersections of food, health, environment, agriculture, regional econom...

ChildreninNatureCollaborative

Children in Nature Collaborative is part of a global movement to increase children’s equitable access to nature through a regional network of environ...

ConservationKids

Conservation Kids connects young adults with the environment through the use of photography. ...

CultivateOregon

Cultivate Oregon is a woman-led organization of farmers and educators focusing on regenerative agriculture issues and building local seed and food syst...

EcoEquity

EcoEquity is a small, activist think tank that has had an outsized impact on the global climate equity debate. It has done this primarily, but not excl...

EcovetGlobal

Ecovet Global brings a veterinary lens to environmental challenges that affect humans, animals, and ecosystems. By improving the health and well-being ...

EcoVillageFarmLearningCenter

EcoVillage Farm Learning Center is a community-based farm in Richmond, California, that promotes sustainable urban agriculture, hands-on environmental ...

EFCWest

Environmental Finance Center West (EFCWest) catalyzes capacity in Native American Tribes, vulnerable communities, and organizations in the United State...

ÉnergieRich

ÉnergieRich establishes local small-scale manufacturing of renewable-energy-powered appropriate technology. Communities throughout West Africa rely on...

EthicalTraveler

Ethical Traveler uses the economic clout of tourism to protect human rights and the environment. Through an annual Ten Best Ethical Destinations report...

EurasianWildlifeandPeoples

Eurasian Wildlife and Peoples’ mission is to protect the interconnected web of wildlife on our planet, reverse losses of wildlife and habitats, and a...

FoodCultureCollective

The Food Culture Collective is a community of play democratizing food culture to feed our collective healing and transformation. Including food workers...

FoodShift

Food Shift reduces wasted food, nourishes neighbors, and creates community opportunities. Food Shift’s social enterprise kitchen recovers food that w...

TheFossilFuelNon-ProliferationTreaty

The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty initiative aims to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement by explicitly tackling the largest driver of the clim...

FriendsofAlemanyFarm

Friends of Alemany Farm is a grassroots, community-based project that manages the horticulture, volunteer, and educational programs at Alemany Farm, a ...

FriendsofMuonde

Friends of Muonde supports locally driven efforts to foment creativity and sustainable development in the Mazvihwa and neighboring areas of south centr...

GardenfortheEnvironment

Garden for the Environment (GFE) is San Francisco’s dedicated site for gardening and composting education. GFE teaches people about the environment ...

GlobalWomen’sWaterInitiative

The Global Women’s Water Initiative collaborates with women in Sub-Saharan Africa to bring sustainable water solutions to their communities. Through ...

GreenSchoolyardsAmerica

Green Schoolyards America inspires and supports systems change to transform asphalt-covered school grounds into living schoolyards that improve childre...

GuiasUnidos

Guias Unidos works to inspire community-based, conservation-minded tourism in Nicaragua by unifying local and international expertise and resources. ...

InternationalMarineMammalProject

Since 1982, the International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) has been a global leader in protecting whales and dolphins and their ocean habitats. IMMP pi...

JohnMuirProject

For more than 25 years, the John Muir Project (JMP) has been at the forefront of the fight to protect our national forests, national parks, roadless ar...

JuniorWildlifeRanger

Junior Wildlife Ranger instills in children from all backgrounds and communities a lifelong sense of environmental stewardship and love for the natural...

KellyCreekProtectionProject

The Kelly Creek Protection Project supports community efforts to protect a 58-acre parcel of land at the edge of Petaluma, California, from excessive s...

KIDSfortheBAY

KIDS for the BAY believes that “Everyone Is an Environmentalist!” The project provides engaging environmental education programs in the classroom, ...

LawStudentsforClimateAccountability

Law Students for Climate Accountability aspires to move legal ethics and practice toward a just transition for our climate, in solidarity with frontlin...

MappingforEnvironmentalJustice

Mapping for Environmental Justice (MEJ) creates easy-to-use, publicly available maps that paint a holistic picture of intersecting environmental, socia...

MississippiFarmtoSchoolNetwork

The Mississippi Farm to School Network connects farmers with schools and early childcare education (ECE) centers to bring Mississippi-grown products in...

NatureintheCity

Nature in the City connects all people in the San Francisco Bay Area with nature. It creates local solutions to global biodiversity loss through habita...

PGMONE

PGM ONE is an affinity space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) from all over the Unites States to share, learn, collaborate, heal, bui...

PlanetEarthArts

Planet Earth Arts was founded in 2014 with the belief that the arts, in collaboration with sciences and humanities, play a critical role in transformin...

PlasticPollutionCoalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a nonprofit communications and advocacy organization that collaborates with an expansive global alliance of organization...

ProjectCoyote

Project Coyote promotes compassionate carnivore coexistence through education, science, and advocacy. Its representatives and supporters include scient...

PublicLandsMedia

Public Lands Media is an independent, non-partisan source of ecological and conservation information with the goal of providing scientifically informed...

RaptorsAreTheSolution

Raptors Are The Solution (RATS) educates the public about the ecological role of raptors and the enormous danger to raptors and all wildlife, as well a...

RichmondTrees

Richmond Trees promotes the urban forest and green infrastructure in Richmond, California, through community tree planting, tree care, education, and a...

RiseSt.James

Rise St. James is a faith-based grassroots organization that is fighting for environmental justice as it works to defeat the proliferation of petrochem...

SacredLandFilmProject

Since 1984, the Sacred Land Film Project has produced a variety of media and educational materials to deepen the public’s understanding of sacred pla...

SAVEInternational

Spoonbill Action Voluntary Echo (SAVE) International works to protect the endangered black-faced spoonbill and its habitat throughout its flyway. SAVE ...

SaveOurSoil

Save Our Soil works to stop the use of hazardous and industrial wastes in fertilizer, soil amendments, and animal feeds due to their impacts on human h...

SeedingSovereignty

Seeding Sovereignty is a multi-lens nonprofit organization that fights climate change and creates systems of care and resilience for frontline communit...

SerengetiWatch

The Serengeti is one of the world’s great natural treasures, yet it’s facing a host of critical threats from climate change, water shortage, invasi...

SharkStewards

Shark Stewards works to save endangered sharks and rays from overfishing and the global shark fin trade through education, science, and policy change. ...

SouthCoastHabitatRestoration

South Coast Habitat Restoration works to protect, conserve, and restore the various habitats and native biodiversity of the Santa Barbara and Ventura a...

StopFishBombingUSA

Fish bombing is the practice of setting off explosives to kill fish for consumption and sale. It indiscriminately kills animals in the blast area and d...

TransitionEarth

Transition Earth links the issues of population, health, and the environment to support the empowerment of people and a thriving world. The project eng...

UltimateCivics

Ultimate Civics works toward a government of, for, and by the people by empowering youth in activating democracy to emerge as game-changers. Through ed...

VivaSierraGorda

Viva Sierra Gorda is part of the Sierra Gorda Alliance, which works to protect and support the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in the mountains of centr...

WestCountyDIGS

West County DIGS supports school gardens in West Contra Costa, California, by providing resources, curriculum, advocacy, partnerships, and more. West C...

WildHeritage

Wild Heritage advocates for policies in the United States and internationally that recognize the exceptional value of primary forests. Primary forests ...

WildHope

Wild Hope publishes inspiring stories of individuals and organizations endeavoring to safeguard wild species with the purpose of raising awareness of t...

WildOysterProject

The Wild Oyster Project is dedicated to restoring wild oysters to the San Francisco Bay through restoration, community engagement, and stewardship. The...

WildFutures

WildFutures advances the conservation of mountain lions, builds the skills of environmental leaders, and advises major donors to allocate funding to ef...

Women’sClimateCentersInternational

Women’s Climate Centers International (WCCI), led by a partnership of women development professionals in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, and the United ...

Women’sEarthAlliance

Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) empowers women’s leadership to protect our environment, end the climate crisis, and ensure a just, thriving world. Sin...

YouthEmpoweredActionCamp

Since 2009, Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp has been training aspiring progressive activists from all over the country and beyond to make a bigger di...