Earth Island’s project support program is at the heart of our mission to conserve, preserve, and restore the environment.

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“Earth Island Institute consists of many projects essentially run by the people who dreamed them up, have a proprietary interest in them, seek what complementarity they can from the people in neighboring projects, and give as much as they seek. It isn’t all as idyllic as it sounds, but it builds leaders and gets things done.” – David Brower

Our Projects At Work

Current EII Offices, Projects, and Programs

Making a Difference

Movement Building

Building on nearly 35 years of experience, we understand the administrative and knowledge-sharing challenges faced by grassroots leaders and have designed an enhanced suite of support services to build leadership and scale impact. Our goals are to strengthen the capacity of each project to effectively address environmental issues, create synergy between activists working on similar topics and allow project directors to focus their energy and effort on their campaigns and programs. In addition to institutional support, we provide training, technical assistance, and opportunities for our projects to connect with one another.

Organizational Stability

Our shared-service model allows projects of all sizes to operate within a stable infrastructure with access to the administrative, legal and financial infrastructure of an established organization, saving individual projects thousands of dollars on duplicative organizational systems. Our integrated project sponsorship model makes it easy for community groups and activist leaders responding to today’s environmental issues to set up a tax-deductible operation and start making impact where and when it’s needed most.

Network of Changemakers

Our network of projects are leaders in their field. Earth Island is leveraging the power of our connected network of diverse projects, the invaluable knowledge and influence of renowned leaders in the environmental movement, our movement partners, and the track record of our 34-year old organization and experienced staff. We are home to projects on the forefront of the environmental movement utilizing strategies that are responsive to this social, economic, and political moment in time. Our unique model currently supports projects worldwide, from the Bay Area to Borneo, and has aided more than 150 projects over the years.

Strategies that Work

Our fiscal sponsorship has grown to cover a wide range of environmental issues, campaigns, strategies, and regions. From protecting pristine pockets of wilderness to training women in sustainable water technology, our projects are creating solutions across every sector of the environmental movement, in many cases, solving for more than one problem at once. This wide network of solution-makers are better able to inform their own work through exchange of best practices, challenges and wins, within the Earth Island Community.

Impact Stories

Borneo Project

In April, 2017 Borneo Project organized an exchange visit of indigenous people from Sarawak to visit the ASRI Klinik in Indonesia to learn how they are simultaneously addressing community health, global health, and deforestation. These gatherings helped to inform the Baram Peace Park Initiative, which was launched by the community to create a community-governed conservation zone in Sarawak and to campaign and raise awareness about the negative impact of large scale mega dams and infrastructure projects.

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