Project News

Earth Island Institute is proud to announce its two newest projects: CarbonfreeDC is a grassroots initiative dedicated to mobilizing DC area residents toward one goal: dramatically reducing local c...


Annie Leonard

… and The Story of Stuff

Noelle Robbins

Foreign Exchange


Jason Mark


Last Summer’s Right-Wing Coup in Honduras Still Threatens Human Rights and the Environment

Jeremy Kryt

Bay Localize

Building Resilience

Aaron Lehmer

Allah Commands

Traditional Himas are helping protect fragile areas in Muslim nations

Tom Verde

The Reluctant Warrior

At 70, Ric O’Barry would love to be at home watering his bamboo and playing with his five-year-old daughter. Instead, he spends most of his time with people who hate him.

Jason Mark

Urban Biofilter

Environmental Justice Via Green Infrastructure

Brent Bucknum

World of Wonder

Toward a re-enchantment with Nature

James William Gibson

Foreign Exchange

We were sitting in a rental car overlooking the picturesque Japanese fishing village of Taiji when Ric O’Barry said to me, “You know, we have a lot to learn from the Japanese.” O&...

Jason Mark


Mobilizing to Stop the Slaughter of Japan’s Dolphins and Whales

Mark J. Palmer


Directed by Joe Berlinger
First Run Features, 104 minutes

Jason Mark

Letters & E-mails

The Buzz on BeesAdam Federman’s story on the decimation of North American bumblebees (“Plight of the Bumblebee,” Autumn 2009) made me wonder one thing. I understand that many commerc...


International Marine Mammal Project


Mark J. Palmer


by Chris Carlsson
278 pages, AK Press, 2008

Robert Ovetz

Local News from All Over

AfricaAsia EuropeNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth AmericaAFRICAFriend Request AcceptedIn an effort to raise awareness about the conditions of threatened mountain gorillas, as well as boost their country&rsqu...


Low-Hanging Fruit

Can collecting leftover produce help us re-envision the world?

Kyle Boelte

Tree Spiker

by Mike Roselle with Josh Mahan
288 pages, St. Martin’s Press, 2009

Sena Christian

Notes from a Warming World

The Ghosts Did ItMore Americans believe in haunted houses than global warming. That’s the scary fact revealed by a comparison of the latest Pew poll on global warming and a recent Gallup survey....


Toward the End, Genesis

Sebastião Salgado


Finding Beauty in a Broken World

by Terry Tempest Williams
432 pages, Pantheon, 2008

Adam Federman

Solving the Water and Energy Crisis

… in One Swell Poop

Gar Smith

Forest Medieval

Poland’s Bialowieza is one of the only old growth forests in Europe. Despite being a World Heritage Site, it’s threatened by logging.

Erik Hoffner

Mountaintop Removal: Senseless Sacrifice

I recently spent a weekend in the mountains of my home state of West Virginia rafting one of the world’s best whitewaters, the Gauley River. The trip was a much-needed break from graduate school...

Jon Gensler