Why We Do It

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

Earth Island is dedicated to supporting a diverse network of grassroots projects and creating solutions to interconnected environmental challenges and threats facing our planet and humanity.

Our core priorities are supporting groundbreaking activist projects, recognizing and mentoring a new generation of youth environmental leaders, and reaching the public and our leaders with new and innovative ways to protect and enhance the well-being of our planet and all the species that live on it.

Our activist network is visible, expert, diverse, and interactive. Our work is based on our guiding principles that place special value on:

Nature ǀ Innovation ǀ Passion ǀ Boldness ǀ Compassion

We are encouraged by the thousands of passionate, creative people who make it possible for us to respond to the urgent environmental issues of our time. Together, we are making a difference.