Environmental Justice Projects

To find information about Earth Island sponsored projects, please use the focus area buttons or the alphabetical list below.

The projects at Earth Island work to raise awareness of the environmental injustices faced by Black, Brown, Indigenous, low-income, and rural communities, and fight to support and protect those who are living on the frontlines of industrial hazards and pollution.

ActionforaLivableTomorrow

Action for a Livable Tomorrow works for environmental justice in northwest Louisiana by reducing toxic pollution, protecting children’s health, and c...

AlterTerra

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

BayAreaWildernessTraining

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

GlobalWomen’sWaterInitiative

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

MappingforEnvironmentalJustice

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

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...

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...

SeedingSovereignty

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

TheALERTProject

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

TheBorneoProject

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

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...

TheGreenLife

The Green Life’s environmental leadership training and education program for formerly incarcerated adults aims to address the intersecting issues of ...

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...