As we send this issue of IslandWire to you, we're in the midst of a shelter-in-place order here in the San Francisco Bay Area because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its drastic effects on us all.
The months ahead — and maybe longer — are going to be difficult here and around the world. But we can get through this, and we will continue our efforts to press for the protection of public health, for oceans free of plastic pollution, for the preservation of wild places and animal habitats, and for a sustainable environment. Earth Island's programs and the 80 projects it supports are a testament to what can be done when we all pull together and support one another. As one of our project directors recently wrote, "Each one of us is an integral part of the mission for a healthy planet. We are a family."
We are working remotely, but we are not letting it interrupt our critical efforts. We will keep you posted. In the meantime, keep up with us via Twitter, Facebook, and our new LinkedIn account. The Earth Island family sends you strength and support for the days and months ahead.
Earth Island Institute