Sustainability and Community Resilience Projects

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

Faced with threats from man-made and natural disasters, more communities are seeking local solutions to protect their food, water, air, housing and economy. Our projects have helped increase equitable access to healthy food, clean water, local clean energy, and environmental education.

ActionforaLivableTomorrow

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

AlaskaCleanWaterAdvocacy

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

AlterTerra

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

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...

CultivateOregon

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

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 food waste, nourishes neighbors, and provides jobs. Food Shift’s social enterprise kitchen recovers food that would otherwise go t...

FriendsofAlemanyFarm

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

GardenfortheEnvironment

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

GreenLife

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

GreenSchoolyardsAmerica

Green Schoolyards America partners with school districts and public agencies across the U.S. to establish large-scale living schoolyard programs that t...

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...

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...

SeedingSovereignty

Seeding Sovereignty, an Indigenous-led collective, works in communities to disrupt and replace colonized spaces, genocidal systems, and patriarchal nar...

TransitionEarth

Transition Earth works to increase awareness of the effects of unsustainable growth and its impacts on people and the planet. While promoting human rig...

UrbanBeet

Led by 2020 Brower Youth Award winner Chander Payne, Urban Beet builds urban farms for people experiencing homelessness and schools in underprivileged ...

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...

WhollyH2O

Wholly H2O catalyzes dynamic, informed connections between people and their watersheds that yield proactive and appropriate water management through co...

WildFutures

WildFutures is dedicated to advancing the protection of large carnivores, with a special emphasis on mountain lions. WildFutures works with scientists ...

Women’sEarthAlliance

Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) was founded in 2006 with a mission to protect our environment, end the climate crisis, and ensure a just, thriving world...