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The 18th Annual Brower Youth Awards


Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Awards is the most prestigious award in North America for emerging environmental leaders. Join us in honoring this year's six BYA winners as we celebrate their passion, leadership, and commitment to improving our shared environment. Our 18thAnnual Brower Youth Awards is at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Save the Date!

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When: Tuesday October 17, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Where: at the Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

For more information, follow this link to the BYA website.

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RFRS x Airbnb with Mary Jane Evans + Karen Salinger of Veritable Vegetable


A special collaboration with Airbnb featuring live storytelling from some of the best Bay Area food makers and farmers. Plus, you’ll always find ingredients from the story in the shared meal.

On June 26th, join us for the fourth and final gathering of the year to bring community and the power of storytelling to Airbnb's beautiful HQ in SoMa*. We'll listen to Mary Jane Evans and Karen Salinger, co-owners of Veritable Vegetable, the nation's oldest distributor of organic produce. In an industry mostly run by men, the women of Veritable Vegetable have been responsible for spreading organic produce, grown by small farmers, throughout the Western US for over 40 years. While the food distribution industry runs largely behind the scenes, unbeknownst to most conusmers, the industry is the backbone of the 225 million meals eaten outside of US homes every day.

Join us for dinner and drinks sponsored by Airbnb and hear the co-owner's story behind increasing our country's access to organic produce through supporting organic farmers and contributing to an equitable food system.

*Upon arrival to the Airbnb office, please check in at the front desk on the left to receive your nametag for the gathering. An RFRS ambassador will be present to guide you into our dining space.

When: Monday June 26, 2017 – 6:00 pm

Where: Airbnb HQ 888 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103

For more information, visit this link.

Don’t Miss SF OysterFest



Join the Wild Oyster Project at the 18th Annual OysterFest Music Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park to learn about the Earth Island project's work restoring native oysters to SF Bay. Trying your first oyster? Record the moment at the "My First Oyster Booth." Learn how to shuck oysters without cutting yourself at the "Oyster Shucking Exhibit." Let Guinness ambassadors teach you about beer and oyster pairings, and check out Balvenie's "Scotch from a Shell" booth. And don't forget to eat lots of oysters: The Wild Oyster Project will be collecting all oyster shells from the event to create oyster reefs for local restoration efforts. Get your tickets today!

When: Saturday July 1, 2017

Where: San Francisco's Golden Gate Park

For more information, visit this link.

Join Wholly H20 at BioBlitz


photo of a shorelineJoin Wholly H2O, California Academy of Sciences, and The Watershed Project for a fun half-day BioBlitz. A BioBlitz focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Pt. Pinole BioBlitz participants will count oysters in their beds; observe and photograph birds, bugs, plants, and aquatic life; and help with water quality testing. All observations will be added to the Richmond Watershed and Shoreline project on the citizen science website iNaturalist. The event is part of the California Academy of Science's annual weeklong BioBlitz of California shorelines. Learn more on the Wholly H20 website and register for the free event.

When: Saturday July 1, 2017

Where: at Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond, CA

For more information, visit this link.