Earth Works Institute
It is EWI’s mission to help communities build capacity to restore, protect, and live in harmony with their natural environment. We do this by bringing together education, community-driven land stewardship, watershed restoration, land-use planning and policy work, and our green collar climate corps.
Water & Land Health
EWI’s Water & Land Health Program restores healthy stream and upland ecosystems by reconnecting landowners and communities to stewardship values and practices. We do this by:
* Establishing model restoration sites that demonstrate bio-technical solutions and inspire people to connect to the land
* Building Community Stewardship Teams to monitor restoration progress and engage local citizens
4C:The Climate Change Conservation Corps
4C provides service-oriented training to young adults ready to explore 5 green career pathways:
* Natural Resource Health,
* Green Planning, Architecture and Building,
* Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Systems,
* Organic Food Production and Local Food Security
* Education and Community Mobilization.
Earth Action Education Activities
* Training teachers in experiential outdoor environmental education
* Designing outdoor classrooms and school gardens
* Leading adult workshops on water harvesting, native ecology, restoration and more.
Eco Planning & Policy Activities
Conduct applied research, planning, and policy development work on topics regarding:
* County growth management,
* open space conservation,
* community based land stewardship,
* local water governance,
* landscape-wide stream and wetland restoration,
* wildlife corridor and habitat management, and
* outdoor education.