Island Press

Founded in 1984, the nonprofit organization Island Press works to stimulate, shape, and communicate the information that is essential for solving environmental problems. Today, with more than 1,000 titles in print, it is the nation’s leading publisher of books on environmental issues.


Island Press began with a simple idea: knowledge is power—the power to imagine a better future and find ways for getting us there.

Founded in 1984, Island Press’ mission is to provide the best ideas and information to those seeking to understand and protect the environment and create solutions to its complex problems.

Island Press elevates voices of change, shines a spotlight on crucial issues, and focuses attention on sustainable solutions.

They bring ideas to life through the publication of books. The content of those books transform into workshops, webinars, outreach, and events that bring their authors and their views into conversation with people who can put them into action.

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project uplifts the voices of those who are working to build a more just and sustainable world. They do this via the publication of articles and op-eds. The Project brings together thought leaders with a broad range of expertise to generate and cross-pollinate ideas. Their content has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Nation, The Hill, USA Today, Planning and many other online and print publications.

Are you a thought leader that would like to be published? Consider working with Island Press. If you’re interested in writing and article, or writing an entire book, we can help you hone your ideas and get your message out to audiences that matter. Contact [email protected] to learn more.

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Island Press is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

BOOK: Beyond Greenways: The Next Step for City Trails and Walking Routes by Robert Searns (use code WEBINAR for 30% off at Island Press)



Island Press

2000 M St NW Ste 480-B
Washington, District of Columbia 20036-3307
(202) 232-7933
[email protected]

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