Islands Society to Provide Global Platform for Those Who Depend on Lake Islands and River Islands

New Constituent Society Launched by Nonprofit; Inland Islands Society Initially to Focus on Projects in Canada, Germany, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Switzerland
 
 
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PITTSBURGH - Aug. 6, 2015 - PRLog -- Yesterday, the Islands Society announced the launch of the Inland Islands Society. The nonprofit’s latest constituent society, the Inland Islands Society will provide a platform for those committed to respecting, inspiring, and empowering individuals who depend on lake islands and river islands around the world.

“Inland islands are important geographic features,” says Keiko Ono, Vice President of the Islands Society. “Whether formed naturally or artificially, lake islands and river islands are valuable natural resources. In launching the Inland Islands Society, our nonprofit is recognizing that those who depend on these kinds of islands need a global platform to have their collective voice heard on the issues that impact their local communities. Our intent is to provide them with that platform.”

“Over the past three years, the Islands Society has worked very hard to inspire and empower islanders around the world,” adds Ono. “To date, much of our focus has centered on inspiring and empowering islanders in the Pacific Islands and Remote Islands (Japan). Having now established our platforms for those communities, we are very excited to be able to finally launch a new platform for those who depend on lake islands and river islands. One of the most exciting aspects of this launch is that it allows us to not only help these individuals overcome the geographic boundaries that separate them from other islanders. It also helps to ensure that the inland residents of states in the Great Lakes Region (e.g., Michigan and Pennsylvania) and countries like Canada, Germany, and Switzerland are better positioned to realize their full potential in what has been dubbed the Asian Century.”

“The launch of the Inland Islands Society marks another major milestone for our nonprofit,” adds Eddie Walsh, President of the Islands Society. “Once we establish this new community, we will be able to start building new bridges between this community and our other communities in the Pacific Ocean. In this way, we will be able to create new social networks that will help those who depend on lake islands and river islands connect with those who depend on other kinds of islands around the world.”

Since its founding, the Islands Society has quickly grown from a grassroots organization into a global nonprofit that has already made an impact on the lives of tens of thousands of islanders around the world. To date, the organization’s two other constituent societies - Pacific Islands Society and Remote Islands Society - have attracted over 3,600 followers on Facebook. The Islands Society has also launched a number of programs that have successfully provided women, students, and young professionals from seven countries with opportunities to have their voices heard on the world stage. For these efforts, the organization and its staff have been recognized with a number of awards, including the “Top-Rated Nonprofit” Award by GreatNonprofits.org.

About the Islands Society

The Islands Society is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization that develops and implements projects that inspire and empower islanders around the world. These projects are currently organized around two main themes: community projects and next generation leaders. The community projects center on nine issue areas, including charity, conservation, democracy, disaster relief, education, equality, health, innovation, and sustainability. Meanwhile, the next generation leader projects support artists, athletes, chefs, incubators, musicians, policymakers, storytellers, and technologists.

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