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Learning about the Anthropocene

Have you heard of the Anthropocene? Many scientists consider it a new geological age, during which humanity's impact on Earth has been so transformational in changing the planet that it has pushed the world out of the stable Holocene period. Check out a new fact sheet created by EII's Transition Earth for more information about the Anthropocene and strategies for securing a sustainable future.

Thursday August 31, 2017

Habitat and Humanity at the Albany Bulb

On September 3, naturalist Patty Donald will share her knowledge of local plants and animals, and appreciation for the creative forces of both humans and nature, during a 2-mile walk at the Albany Bulb in the SF East Bay. During the walk, participants will consider the stunning variety of ecosystems at the Bulb and imagine possibilities for future citizen science projects and artist-scientist collaborations at this former landfill. They'll also reflect on the ways that humans and nature have interacted at the Bulb, where artists have built kinetic sculptures out of found materials in the midst of dynamic ecosystems. Please register on Eventbrite. The event is sponsored by Love the Bulb, part of Earth Island's California Institute for Community, Art and Nature.

Thursday August 31, 2017

The Best of Earth Island Journal

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

Most Popular: Climate Denier Congressman Lamar Smith Contends with New Foe: Declining Voter Support. Reporter Evan Lund discusses how the House science committee chairman, who has made it his mission to combat environmental regulation, faces declining support in Texas's 21st District.

Editors' Pick: Generation Wild. Writers Ben Eagle and Matt Williams offer an inside glimpse of the burgeoning international youth nature movement.

Thursday August 31, 2017

Mexican Wolf Recovery

Last week, Project Coyote Science Advisory Board member Dave Parsons, with input from colleagues, submitted comprehensive comments to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) regarding the agency's Draft Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, First Revision. The comments, which were sent on behalf of EII's Project Coyote and The Rewilding Institute, convey that the plan could be disastrous for Mexican wolf recovery, stating that the plan "is more likely to cause the second extinction of Mexican gray wolves in the wild than to secure their recovery." Read the full comments.

Thursday August 31, 2017

Get Your Brower Youth Awards Tickets

Join Earth Island Institute for the 18th Annual Brower Youth Awards on October 17. Come celebrate the next generation of environmental leaders at San Francisco's beautiful Herbst Theater. This year's theme is "Radical Hope," an expression of the optimism and inspiration we take away from celebrating the BYA winners every year. Tickets to the awards ceremony are free. The public is also invited to meet the BYA winners at a special opening reception preceding the awards ceremony. Learn more and get your tickets today.

Thursday August 31, 2017

Get Your BYA Tickets Today

Join Earth Island Institute for the 18th Annual Brower Youth Awards on October 17. Come celebrate the next generation of environmental leaders at San Francisco's beautiful Herbst Theater. This year's theme is "Radical Hope," an expression of the optimism and inspiration we take away from celebrating the BYA winners every year. Tickets to the awards ceremony are free. The public is also invited to meet the BYA winners at a special opening reception preceding the awards ceremony. Learn more and get your ticket today.

Thursday August 3, 2017

Earth Island Teams Up with Jack Johnson

Earth Island Institute is teaming up with Jack Johnson's social action network All At Once, which helps connect people with non-profits. The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation is matching every dollar Earth Island Institute raises through August 8, up to a total of $2,500! Donate online today to help Earth Island meet its matching gifts goal.

Thursday August 3, 2017

Intern with the New Leaders Initiative

Earth Island's New Leaders Initiative is looking for Social Media and Events Intern. This opportunity is ideal for a college-aged applicant. The intern must have strong communication and teamwork skills. Resourcefulness and the ability and desire to take initiative and follow through on projects are essential. Familiarity with apps, basic website design (Wordpress), Facebook, Instagram, Word, Excel, e-mail, and Google Docs is necessary. And of course, a strong interest in youth environmental activism is key. Learn more and apply today.

Thursday August 3, 2017

Join the Food Shift Team

Food Shift is looking for a Sous-Chef & Kitchen Coordinator to compliment the Food Shift Kitchen team. If you enjoy teaching others knife skills, have experience with culinary production, and are interested in Food Shift's mission to reduce waste, feed the community, and create jobs, take a look at the job posting today. The Earth Island project is also hiring a full-time Development and Operations Associate and a part-time Sous Chef. Please help spread the word.

Thursday August 3, 2017

Coyote Friendly Communities

In response to an increase in incidents between coyotes and domestic animals, the city of Montebello, CA reached out to Project Coyote for assistance in developing a Coyote Coexistence Plan. The plan, which was formally adopted by the Montebello City Council in July, emphasizes public education and consistency in wildlife response protocols. The Earth Island project is also assisting with outreach and education in San Francisco. More and more communities across the nation are seeking assistance with how to live with wildlife through Project Coyote's Coyote Friendly Communities program, which educates and equips audiences with the tools, resources, and expertise needed to foster coexistence.

Thursday August 3, 2017

The Best of Earth Island Journal

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

Most Popular: Planting Resilience to Climate Change. Reporter Sandra Cuffe discusses how coastal communities in Honduras are embracing native plants as a means to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Editors' Pick: US Is Locking Immigrants in Toxic Detention Centers. As part of an ongoing series on toxic prisons, Candice Bernd explores how climate refugees detained in contaminated jails become victims of environmental injustice.

Thursday August 3, 2017

First Annual RFRS StorySlam

Join EII's Real Food Real Stories for its first annual benefit StorySlam, a "Salty & Sweet" themed night of stories, food, and festivities. The benefit, which will be held September 20 at Airbnb's HQ in San Francisco, will include an indoor food market and an all-star roster of Bay Area food influencers. All funds raised from the evening will support the RFRS storytelling coaching program for food changemakers. Get your ticket today.

Thursday August 3, 2017

First Annual RFRS StorySlam

Join EII's Real Food Real Stories for its first annual Benefit StorySlam, a "Salty & Sweet" themed night of stories, food, and festivities. The benefit, which will be held September 20 at Airbnb's HQ in San Francisco, will include an indoor food market and an all-star roster of Bay Area food influencers. All funds raised from the evening will support the RFRS storytelling coaching program for food changemakers. Get your ticket today.

Thursday July 20, 2017

Earth Island Teams Up with Jack Johnson

Earth Island Institute is teaming up with Jack Johnson's social action network All At Once, which helps connect people with non-profits. The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation is matching every dollar Earth Island Institute raises through August 8, up to a total of $2,500! Donate online today. Jack Johnson has also generously donated an extra pair of tickets to EII for his sold out July 27 show at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, California. Email Kim Picone if you are a member of the Earth Island community and are interested in going to the show. Earth Island will give the tickets away on July 21st! (No donation required.)

Thursday July 20, 2017

Join Ethical Traveler in Cuba

This coming October, EII's Ethical Traveler will send its sixth legal "people-to-people" delegation to Cuba. Participants will sidestep crowded Havana and focus on Eastern Cuba's lively visual arts, music, and culture. They'll meet with artists, visit community projects, and experience firsthand how art and music have helped define Cuba's culture. Artists and writers are encouraged to join — each day will include time for painting, drawing, journaling, and/or photography. A wonderful combination of cross-cultural engagement and participation, this journey will bring travellers face-to-face with Cuba's creative spirit. Learn more and register.

Thursday July 20, 2017

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