Who we are

Earth Island Journal is the media arm of Earth Island Institute — an organization that supports environmental activists and leaders working to protect the biological and cultural diversity that sustains our environment.

Our award-winning international magazine combines investigative journalism, thought-provoking commentary, and art to highlight the subtle but profound connections between the environment and other contemporary issues. We go beyond daily headlines to explore environmental concerns from a wide range of perspectives — from the personal to the political, the local to the global — and produce the type of investigative reporting and narrative writing found in few other environmental magazines.

The Journal’s mix of hard-hitting exposés and inspiring stories of grassroots movements for sustainability has won us numerous awards through the years. We put our principles next to our reporting and marshal the facts to make a passionate argument for defending Earth.

Our unique brand of environmental journalism is a key resource for anyone eager to help protect our shared planet.

We hope you’ll become a subscriber today.

Journal Editorial Staff
Maureen Nandini Mitra, Editor

Maureen Nandini Mitra has more than two decades of experience as an international journalist. In addition to her work at the Journal, she occasionally writes for other magazines and online publications in the US and abroad, and co-hosts Terra Verde, an environmental issues talk show on KPFA public radio in Berkeley. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Public Press, Grist, Truthout, The Guardian, The New Internationalist, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, The Caravan and Down to Earth.

Zoe Loftus-Farren, Managing Editor

Zoe Loftus-Farren reports on all things environment, including the intersection between the environment and equity. In addition to the Journal, her work has appeared in a variety of other publications, including Civil Eats, Salon.com, Alternet, and Truthout. Zoe also holds a law degree from Berkeley Law, where she studied environmental law and policy, and an undergraduate degree from UCLA.

Brian Calvert, Associate Editor

Brian Calvert is a writer and editor with more than 20 years in journalism. He is the former editor-in-chief of High Country News, a nonprofit magazine for the Western United States, and a former Ted Scripps Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism. His journalism, poetry and essays examine the challenges of twenty-first century environmentalism, including most recently a contribution to the Kinship anthology at the Center for Humans and Nature.