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.

BayAreaWildernessTraining

Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) is an environmental and social justice organization committed to dismantling racism, sexism, classism, and other fo...

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 env...

EFCWest

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

GlobalWomen’sWaterInitiative

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

GreenLife

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

Herbicide-FreeCampus

Herbicide-Free Campus (HFC) empowers young environmental leaders to become advocates for organic landcare on their campuses and beyond, challenging che...

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...

TheALERTProject

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

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...

YouthEmpoweredActionCamp

Since 2009, Youth Empowered Action Camp (YEA Camp) has been training aspiring activists to get started or get serious making a bigger difference in the...