Earth Island Institute – www.earthisland.org
Earth Island Institute was founded in 1982 as a nonprofit organization to develop innovative projects for the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the global environment. Visit their web site to learn about their various projects. Their office is located near the Montgomery BART station in San Francisco.
Since 1982, Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which our civilization depends.
Their Project Support program acts as an incubator for start-up environmental projects, giving crucial assistance to groups and individuals with new ideas for promoting ecological sustainability. Since their founding, they have provided fiscal sponsorship to more than 100 projects around the globe.
In addition to their project support work, they also inform and inspire people to take action through our award-winning quarterly magazine, Earth Island Journal, their New Leaders Initiative, and their Restoration Initiative. The Journalbalances investigative exposés with inspiring stories of change, giving people the information they need be effective environmental activists. Their New Leaders Initiative hosts the annual Brower Youth Awards, which highlights the amazing accomplishments of young people working for sustainability and provides emerging leaders with mentoring resources. Their Restoration Initiatives funds community-based coastal protection and wetland restoration efforts in Southern California.