Photo of the Earth as seen from space and the words: Earth Island Institute; You are here.Earth Island Institute

photo of two men, one in tribal dress showing the other a techniquephoto of a mountain lion in a rock cleftphoto of a forest trail above a large lake

Get Involved

Join Earth Island

Support creative and energetic leaders who are building a more effective and far-reaching environmental movement!

Now more than ever the work of Earth Island and its 70+ activist-led projects matter

Support Earth Island Institute with a tax-deductible contribution, join as a member, subscribe to the print version of our award-winning Earth Island Journal at: or get the digital edition via Zinio at:

New Leaders Initiative

The premier youth prize in North America, honoring tomorrow’s environmental leaders.

Brower Youth Awards winners
Be Inspired

Start Your Own Project

photo of people building a trail on the shore of a large blue lake

Earth Island Institute’s Project Support Program provides an opportunity for committed individuals and groups with a good idea to launch a project with us, or to gain sponsorship for an existing project.

Become a Project

Restoration Initiatives

wetland graphic

Funds dynamic community based restoration programs in Southern California focused on protecting and enhancing wetlands and watersheds.

Also home to Earth Island’s Streets Alive!, including the Utility Box Project.

Learn More, powered by 100% solar Logo

Get Informed

Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Expand Offshore Drilling

photo of the Deepwater Horizon Offshore Drilling Platform on Fire

Jan 4, 2018 – The Trump administration has just announced that it would open up vast new stretches of federal waters for offshore oil and gas drilling off the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

The Interior Department's newly proposed five-year outer continental shelf plan – which would offer 47 areas off America’s coastline for lease by oil and gas companies from 2019 to 2024 – is the largest expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling in US history and puts our ocean resources, wildlife, and coastal communities at risk of large spills.

Earth Island Executive Director David Phillips issued the following statement in response to the announcement:

“President Trump is beginning an all-out assault on marine ecosystems and all the whales, fish, and other wildlife that depend on them. It’s all part of his willingness to trash the environment and let the fossil fuel industry do whatever they want. To all those who have fought for decades to protect the precious environment of our outer continental shelf, it is time to stand up and stop this dangerous plan.”

cover, Winter 2018 Earth Island Journal

Award-winning environmental reporting, commentary, and analysis

Subscribe Today

In This Issue

Six Ways of Seeing a Rhinoceros Auklet
We no longer know what to expect of our oceans.

A Bumpy Ride
Guyana’s ambitious low-carbon development initiative has not had it easy.

Big Food and Public Health Don’t Mix
The very brands perceived as the purveyors of healthy, clean cuisine are peddling sugary drinks and processed foods that are the source of ill health.

More Articles

Get Inspired

group photo of many smiling people

More than 70 projects working around the world to protect our environment.

See Our Project Directory

words and a globe

Travel is amazing. It can be inspiring, even life-changing. It’s also a powerful force for global good will. Because where we go—and what we do when we get there – can literally change the world.

Discover the power of travel with Ethical Traveler’s new Podcast, featuring personal stories, interviews with adventurers, world music, and travel trivia hosted by Jeff Greenwald – performer, author of six travel books, and Executive Director of

From fighting for the rainforests to caregiving with Tibetan monks, from a Sri Lankan novelist to Thailand's first Black Buddhist nun, travelers share the experiences that have shaped their lives.

Subscribe to Episodes 1-5 here

Earth Island Updates

The Borneo Wire 2017

Year End News From Shark Stewards

When the new dogs in town are coyotes: Expert Camilla Fox on co-existing with them

Coyotes howl to chat with their neighbors

Fear & Loathing ~ Travis County says goodbye to a coyote-killing machine

Governments in CO/UT/NM/AZ Deliberately Derailed Mexican Wolf Recovery, Documents Reveal (Investigative Report)

Coyotes: Dispelling Myths About Who They Are, What They Do

Conservationists Urge Congress: Keep It Clean on Year End Spending Bills

A Message From Dan Flores

Project Coyote Science Advisor Dave Parsons Speaks Out on Plight of the Critically Endangered Mexican Wolf

Myth Bustin Monday – TRUTH: Fires Benefit Wetlands!

The Food Shift Kitchen: Catering for Companies that Care

A Message From Peter Coyote

Earth Island Facebook pageEarth Island Twitter feedGoogle+