Leadership Development Projects

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

The task of motivating, and inspiring others to protect the environment is a considerable one. Our Projects build capacity within their networks– collectively addressing the growing need for wise, diverse, creative, and sustaining leadership in the movement.

ALERT-ALocallyEmpoweredResponseTeam

ALERT connects oil and public health, making healthy people and healthy communities part of our energy future. We give people the skills and training t...

BayAreaWildernessTraining

Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) exists as a vital, comprehensive and ongoing source of support to agencies that lead youth wilderness trips. We bel...

CaliforniaUrbanStreamsPartnership

The California Urban Streams Partnership is an organization of local, regional and statewide groups in California which advocate for the protection, re...

CastaneaFellowship

The Castanea Fellowship is a two-year fellowship for diverse leaders working for a racially just food system in any of the areas of: health, environmen...

ChildreninNatureCollaborative

The Children in Nature Collaborative is part of a global movement to increase equitable access to nature so that children can thrive.​ CINC develops ...

EFCWest

EFCWest empowers vulnerable people and builds community capacity throughout the United States and East Africa. We train Native American Tribes and indi...

GenerationWakingUp

GENERATION WAKING UP is a global campaign to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world. We strive to: Awak...

GlobalWomen’sWaterInitiative

Global Women’s Water Initiative is training a cadre of grassroots women to become water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) experts and social entrepreneu...

GreenLife

Green Life holistically supports individuals affected by incarceration by finding and nurturing their passion, purpose, and leadership. This creates th...

PGMONE

The PGM ONE summit convenes hundreds of emerging and established professionals of the global majority to lead the racial equity and inclusion movement ...

UltimateCivics

Our mission is to work towards a government of, for, and by the people: We inspire, empower, and engage youth (and adults) in activating democracy and ...

YouthEmpoweredAction

YEA Camp is a collection of experienced activists, credentialed teachers, and community leaders committed to a world in which people, animals, and the ...