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Earth Island Institute

Building a Better World through Activist Projects, Legal Advocacy, Youth Leadership, and an Award-Winning Journal

Earth Island Institute is a nonprofit environmental organization and fiscal sponsor to more than seventy-five projects working in the areas of conservation, energy and climate, women’s environmental leadership, international and indigenous communities, sustainability and community resilience, and more. The organization also includes a legal division, Earth Island Advocates, a youth leadership program, New Leaders Initiative, and an award-winning magazine, Earth Island Journal. Founded in 1982 by legendary environmentalist David Brower, Earth Island Institute is one of the leading environmental activist organizations in the United States.

Our Project Support Program

Supporting environmental projects across the United States and around the globe with financial management, administration, training, and peer learning.

Project Newsroom

21st Annual Brower Youth Awards Set for October

Premier Environmental Prize Will Honor Six Youth Leaders

Certification without compliance: Flawed timber certification process violates Indigenous rights in Malaysia

Massive logging concession greenlighted in Sarawak during Covid-19 crisis despite opposition

Judge: EPA Must Update 26-Year-Old Plan for Offshore Oil Spills

Lawsuit by Environmental Groups Sought Action on Use of Toxic Dispersant Chemicals

A California collective makes the case for outdoor schooling

Featuring Earth Island's Green Schoolyards America
PBS NewsHour,

Earth Island Institute Tackles Sustainability, Conservation, and Climate-Related Issues Around the Globe

Featuring Earth Island Institute,

Why Can’t We Just Have Class Outside?

Featuring Earth Island's Green Schoolyards America
The Atlantic,

New Leaders Initiative

Supporting a new generation of environmental leaders and presenting the premier youth environmental prize in North America, the Brower Youth Award.