Earth Island Institute 1998 1999 Annual Report
Wilkinson, Robert C., Earth Island Journal
1998 * 1999 ANNUAL * REPORT
IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE to serve as President of Earth Island Institute through another inspiring and productive year. Looking back, it has been a year of great accomplishments.
Our Founder and Chair, David Brower, was honored with the Blue Planet Prize -- considered the most prestigious of environmental prizes. It is awarded to recipients whose achievements have contributed to the resolution of global environmental problems. David is often called "the most effective conservationist in the world today."
Earth Island Institute and its projects are now working in thirty-four countries around the world. We are making a huge impact, aiming for positive change in an environment that badly needs our help. The talented Earth Island volunteers and staff work tirelessly on a broad array of environmental initiatives for forest and marine mammal protection, global warming and sustainable energy strategies, the battle to prevent toxic pollution of the marine environment, cooperation and communication with indigenous communities around the world, and many other critical campaigns.
Even with the effective work of Earth Island Institute projects, we continue to face challenges. The Dolphin-Safe Tuna label, which Earth Island fought so hard to secure, is under attack. Our National Forests are still being damaged at taxpayer expense, our waters continue to be polluted, and indigenous people need our support. We still lack a sustainable energy policy.
Our solution? Earth Island will continue to create and support innovative answers to the complicated environmental challenges we face. We will also continue to rely on your partnership with us. Please join me in supporting one of the finest organizations on the planet.
Robert C. Wilkinson President
BAIKAL WATCH promotes international initiatives for the permanent protection of Siberia's ecologically-rich Lake Baikal and for the preservation of intensely threatened natural areas throughout Russia. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BAY AREA WILDERNESS TRAINING gives Bay Area youth service group leaders the professional training and quality outdoor equipment they need to safely show young people the power and beauty of California's wilderness. (email@example.com)
BLUEWATER NETWORK leads the global battle to prevent toxic pollution of the marine environment by oil tankers, cargo vessels, recreational boats, JetSkis, snowmobiles and other craft. Small two-stroke motors are a major source of air and water pollution. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BORNEO PROJECT works with indigenous groups in Borneo to promote human rights, ecological justice, and self-determination through citizen diplomacy, mapping workshops, educational exchanges, and legal support. (1916A Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94703, 510-705-8987, email@example.com)
BROWER FUND provides advice, organizational support, and small grants for short-term campaigns and projects. It functions as an incubator for some of David Brower's most urgent initiatives and has been instrumental in founding projects from Siberia to James Bay, Tibet to the Northern Appalachians. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CAMPAIGN TO SAFEGUARD AMERICA'S WATERS (C-SAW), is developing the legal and grassroots strength to end federally-sanctioned dumping in marine mixing zones across the United States. C-SAW's objective is to end the poisoning of our waters which is occurring through mixing zone (pollution dilution) loopholes in the Clean Water Act. (PO Box 956, Haines, AK 99827, 907-723-4121, email@example.com)
ENTER FOR SAFE ENERGY promotes the growth of environmental non-profits in the former Soviet Union which take action on issues regarding safe energy alternatives. (2828 Cherry Street, Berkeley, CA 94705, 510-540-7120, firstname.lastname@example.org)
CHINA BIODIVERSITY NETWORK promotes local and international programs which will help ensure the protection of key species and habitats. …