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Corporations Are Not Persons

Gershon Cohen, co-founder and Alaska project director of EIIs Ultimate Civics, and principal organizer of We the People Alaska, will be featured on “Talk of Alaska”, a one hour call-in show on Alaska Public Radio on Tuesday April 1, at 10 a.m. (Alaska Time) to discuss the Alaska Constitution Pledge and the launch of the We the People Alaska coalition that will oppose the US Supreme Court and the State of Alaska’s decision to define corporations and other groups as “persons.” Listen in!

Thursday March 27, 2014

Apply for the Brower Youth Awards

The Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership is now accepting applications! Young people, ages 13 to 22 based, in North America who are leading environmental projects can apply today through our online application system. Applications must be completed and submitted by May 12, 2014. If you have any questions, please email us .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday March 27, 2014

Earth Day Launch for Sustainability Series

EII’s Sustainable World Coalition will be launching its 2014 Spring of Sustainability (SoS) virtual program with a free 12-hour Earth Day telesummit on April 22. The event, organized in partnership with 20 major green groups including the Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network and National Wildlife Federation, will feature sustainability luminaries like Bill McKibben, Frances Moore Lappé, Michael Brune, Majora Carter, and Rob Hopkins. The SoS 2014 will continue for nine weeks with programs focused on issues such as climate change, food, water, endangered species, and energy. For a program overview, go here. SWC is also republishing an updated version of it flagship publication, the Sustainable World Sourcebook, due out in time for Earth Day.

Thursday March 27, 2014

Talk on Snow Leopards

EII’s The Altai Project is excited to host a reception and talk on Russia’s snow leopards by conservation biologist James Gibbs at the Explorer's Club in New York City on Monday, March 31. The lecture series, titled, “On the Brink: Saving Russia’s Last Snow Leopards,” if open to the public. Details and ticketing information, here.

Thursday March 27, 2014

Party for Oceans and Beaches

It's spring, and EII’s All One Ocean is having a party! You're invited to a Benefit for AOO at the Pt. Reyes Dance Palace on Sunday, April 6. Come and support clean oceans and beaches with music, poetry, visual art, and community. Also, on Thursday, March 27 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Pacific time, you can listen online as AOO founder, Hallie Iglehart, speaks on West Marin's very own radio station, KWMR 90.5 FM Pt. Reyes Station / 89.9 FM Bolinas.

Thursday March 27, 2014

Help Tell Clean Energy Stories

Earth Island’s Bay Localize and the Local Clean Energy Alliance are excited about formally relaunching their Tree Ring Film Fund campaign! This means helping a small, but mighty project share their story of climate resilient, clean energy futures via two professional video films. Their former clean energy fellow Beverly Markiewicz of TreeRing Productions is dedicated to doing all she can to make this happen by donating a third of the cost of production. But, they simply cannot do it without you. Join the campaign today and help Markiewicz produce these videos.

Thursday March 27, 2014

The Best of Earth Island Journal

Get the latest environmental news from Earth Island Journal. Here are our favorites web-only stories from the last few weeks:

Most Popular: Thousands Converge on Sacramento for Anti-Fracking Rally. Reporter Sena Christian covered the rally and wrote about how Governor Brown’s support for fracking has alienated his environmentalist base.
Editors’ Pick: China Gobbles the World. Reporter Tom Levitt writes about the meatification of Asian diets and the spread of the environmental disaster that is American-style industrial farming.

Thursday March 27, 2014

Check Out Earth Island Journal’s Spring 2014 Issue

The Spring issue of Earth Island Journal is now on newsstands and online. Among other dispatches and reports from around the world, the magazine includes, a compelling story about the cougar comeback in North America and resulting conflicts with humans, an in-depth report on the battle against Big Biotech in Hawaii, and an excellent piece on how some Canadian ranchers there are learning to live with the grizzly bears in their midst. Subscribe or buy a copy at the newsstands today!

Thursday March 13, 2014

Don’t Let USFWS Delist Gray Wolves

A recent review by an independent panel of scientists unanimously concluded that the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to delist gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act throughout the lower 48 states is based on insufficient science. The delisting proposal would leave gray wolf management to individual states, which has proven detrimental in maintaining wolf recovery efforts. In light of the panel’s determination, the USFWS has reopened public comment on the proposed delisting through March 27. EII’s Project Coyote urges you to write the USFWS today to let them know that you oppose the delisting proposal.

Thursday March 13, 2014

A Conversation with Jane Goodall

Earth Island Institute invites you to come hear Dr Jane Goodall, the world's foremost authority on chimpanzees, speak about her new book, Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants, with co-author Gail Hudson and journalist-author Claire Hope Cummings, at the King Middle School in Berkeley, CA on April 4. EII is co-presenting this event with KPFA Radio, the Jane Goodall Institute, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, and the Petaluma Seed Bank. More details and ticketing information here.

Thursday March 13, 2014

Calling Young Environmental Leaders

EII's Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership is now accepting applications! Young people, ages 13 to 22 based, in North America who are leading environmental projects can apply today through our online application system. Applications must be completed and submitted by May 12, 2014. If you have any questions, please email us .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday March 13, 2014

Responsible Tourism Award

Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda, a key partner of EII’s Viva Sierra Gorda, received the "TO DO! Contest for Socially Responsible Tourism" award at the International Tourism Exchange in Berlin on March 5, along with projects from Cambodia and Iran. The tourism projects that received the TO DO! 2013 award, share the same objective: to improve the local population’s living conditions by carefully developing tourism products and services in a planned manner in ecologically valuable areas. Viva Sierra Gorda invites you to visit this socially responsible tourism destination in the heart of a Biosphere Reserve in Queretaro, Mexico. Details here.

Thursday March 13, 2014

Extinction Soup Bags Award

The new documentary Extinction Soup premiered at the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival on March 8 to great acclaim. The film, promoted by EII’s Shark Stewards as part of its efforts to stop shark finning and overfishing, was given the Conservation Award by the festival. Extinction Soup will continue to screen in festivals and educational venues hosted by Shark Stewards.

Thursday March 13, 2014

A Talk About Food System Gaps

Food Shift director Dana Frasz will be speaking alongside founders of some of the most innovative and sustainable Bay Area food businesses about the gaps and opportunities in our local food system at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA on March 18. Visit the Food Shift website for more details, events, and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Thursday March 13, 2014

Standing on Sacred Ground Screenings

EII’s Sacred Land Film Project will screen their new documentary film series, Standing on Sacred Ground, in Berkeley from March 27 to April 13. The four-part series shares the stories of eight Indigenous communities around the globe resisting threats to their sacred places in a growing movement to defend human rights, protect culture, and restore the environment. Each episode will screen in a different location and each screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and experts on the issues and places addressed in the film. More information and ticket details here.

Thursday March 13, 2014

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