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.

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Project Newsroom

Premier Environmental Prize to Honor Six Youth Leaders

22nd Annual Brower Youth Awards Set for October

Dozens of Diverse Public Interest Groups and Public Figures File Amicus Brief Urging Court to Hear Climate Change Lawsuit

Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area, Oceanic Global, actor Mark Ruffalo, and others file amicus brief in support of lawsuit arguing a constitutional right to nature, which would prompt federal climate action

Earth Island Institute Files Lawsuit Against Coca-Cola for False Advertising

Global beverage company markets itself as sustainable and environmentally friendly while being the largest plastic polluter in the world

Bay Area group sues Coca-Cola over plastic pollution ‘greenwashing’

Featuring Earth Island Institute
San Francisco Chronicle,

New mapping tool aims to clarify Virginia environmental justice debates

Featuring Earth Island's Mapping for Environmental Justice
Virginia Mercury,

A narrow path for Biden’s ambitious land conservation plan

Featuring Earth Island's Wild Heritage project
Washington Post,

New Leaders Initiative

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

Images at the top of this page: Picture Lake and Mount Shuksan, North Cascades, James Patterson/TandemStock; Kikuyu farmer near Lake Bogoria, Kenya, Scott Davis/TandemStock; dolphin off the coast of Ixtapa, a Pacific Coast beach resort in the Mexican state of Guerrero, Christian Vizl/TandemStock; a young boy hugging a tree, Karine Aigner/TandemStock.