Earth Island Institute is a non-profit, public interest, membership organization that supports people who are creating solutions to protect our shared planet.
Earth Island Institute was founded in 1982 by legendary environmentalist David R. Brower as an innovative solution to this dilemma. Rather than create dozens of separate non-profit groups with the same basic administrative needs, Earth Island acts as an umbrella organization, providing individual projects with the freedom to develop new initiatives by offering a wide range of professional services, from fiscal administration and program management to office space and equipment.
By serving as a support system for creative individuals, we are helping to grow environmental success. Our sponsored projects address many of the world’s most pressing environmental and social issues and work toward a sustainable future through a combination of education and activism — informing decision-makers, the media, and the general public about global threats and opportunities; developing constituencies to respond to them; and providing ordinary citizens with opportunities to get involved, take action, and make a difference.
Through assisting “early stage” leaders — from moms seeking a healthy future for their children to community activists figuring out how to restore their local wetlands — we fill a crucial role in the citizen movement for a sustainable future.
The information above can be found on the official website of Earth Island Institute. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.earthisland.org