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.
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Join us this year as Earth Island recognizes its 40th anniversary.

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

A Renewed Stirring of Love for the Earth

Earth Island Recognizes 40-Year Milestone

Announcing the Brower Youth Award Winners

Premier Environmental Prize Will Honor Six Youth Leaders

Earth Island Files Lawsuit Against BlueTriton Brands (Formerly Nestlé Waters) for False Advertising

Global beverage company markets itself as sustainable and environmentally friendly despite being a major contributor to plastic pollution and depleting valuable freshwater resources

Seeding the future with hope

Featuring Earth Island's Cultivate Oregon
Medford Mail Tribune,

‘Cancer has decimated our community.’ EPA’s Regan vows to help hard-hit areas, but residents have doubts.

Featuring Earth Island's Rise St. James
Washington Post,

Meet Sea Ranch’s champion of wildness and wild things

Featuring Earth Island's Wild Hope
Santa Rosa Press Democrat,

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.