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Matching Gift from Jack Johnson

Earth Island Institute has teamed up with Jack Johnson on his 2014 “From Here To Now To You” tour. The musician and activist’s Ohana Charitable Foundation will match your donations (up to $2,500) to Earth Island Institute through September 1. Make a tax-deductible contribution today! Your (and Jack's) donation will benefit our Restoration Initiatives program, which works to restore coastal wetlands.

Thursday August 21, 2014

Join Us for BYA’s 15th Anniversary

Join the Earth Island community on October 21 in San Francisco for a festive evening celebrating bold, young environmental leadership! Get all the event details for the 15th Annual Brower Youth Awards and RSVP for the free Awards Ceremony. Buy tickets to the Opening Reception, join the Host Committee, or feature your green business as a BYA sponsor!

Thursday August 21, 2014

Celebrating American Wilderness

Earth Island invites all wilderness lovers to participate in the National Wilderness Conference — the first national gathering of the wilderness community in 25 years — in Albuquerque, NM, in October. The five-day event, to be held from October 15 to 19, will be filled with diverse plenary sessions, presentations, panels, exhibits, field learning, and skill development workshops, all culminating in the public, outdoor 'Get Wild' Festival. Registration details here.

Thursday August 21, 2014

Project Coyote Events

EII’s Project Coyote is providing numerous opportunities across the country to learn about the fascinating world of native “Song Dogs.” On September 6, the project’s New Mexico representative Judy Paulsen, will present a talk, “Coyotes in Our Midst: Learning to Live with North America’s Native Song Dog,” at the Open Space Visitor Center in Albuquerque, NM. On September 19 and 30, the project’s New Hampshire representative Chris Schadler will present “Becoming Wolf: Eastern Coyote in New England” at the Jackson Public Library in Jackson, NH. In California, project director Camilla Fox will be speaking at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek on October 16 and the Presidio Officer’s Club in San Francisco on November 6. A complete list of upcoming presentations and talks can be found here.

Thursday August 21, 2014

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 few weeks:

Most Popular: Wilderness in the Anthropocene. Journal editor Jason Mark writes about why “The Human Age” makes wildness more important than ever.

Editors’ Pick: Major Companies Using Palm Oil Commit to Addressing Worst Industry Abuses. But is It Enough? Reporter Corey Hill explains why only continued consumer pressure will ensure that food and cosmetics industries deliver on their promises to stay away from unsustainable palm oil.

Thursday August 21, 2014

Waterfalls or Mountains?

Which do you prefer – waterfalls or mountains? Help us choose the cover for Earth Island Journal’s Autumn issue, which is going to be a special expanded edition in celebration of wilderness.

Read Journal editor Jason Mark’s op-ed about what wilderness means to us 50 years after the passage of the historic Wilderness Act. If you are not already a subscriber, become one today to get this special issue.

Thursday July 31, 2014

A Life-Changing Journey

Every year, EII’s The Altai Project runs several citizen-scientist expeditions in Russia’s Altai Mountains to support conservation of Altai Republic’s most endangered species such as snow leopards, argali mountain sheep, steppe eagles, and saker falcons. Amy Rhodeswe, a 2013 Wild Altai tour participant, recently shared some thoughts about how life-changing this journey was for her. Check out what she has to say!

Thursday July 31, 2014

Building Alliances for Sharks

EII’s Shark Stewards is organizing a Pan Pacific Shark Alliance meeting with its partners in Asia to help create shark sanctuaries in the region. It is currently working in Malaysia’s Sabah province with the groups Forever Sabah, and SCUBA ZOO. Project staff also visited the Prey Nup region in southern Cambodia recently to assist the Prey Nup Conservation Project with protecting old growth mangrove forests, which are critical habitat for rays and other aquatic species. Read about these efforts here.

Thursday July 31, 2014

Country Joe for Earth Island

Join Earth Island on Friday August 22 for an evening of great music with Country Joe McDonald and special guest, Bob Reid. McDonald was the co-founder of the psychedelic rock band Country Joe & the Fish, whose performance at Woodstock is legendary. McDonald has been a long-time, tireless advocate for animals and the environment. His music spans a broad range of style and content, and we are thrilled to present this benefit concert for Earth Island is the intimate setting of the David Brower Center’s Goldman Theater. Get your tickets today!

Thursday July 31, 2014

A Victory and More Work

EII's Project Coyote and the Animal Legal Defense Fund have successfully shut down the annual JMK Coyote Hunting Contest in Oregon’s Harney County. The contest organizer, Duane Freilino, recently settled the two groups’ lawsuit against him by agreeing never to host another hunting contest in Oregon. Project Coyote is now leading an effort to ban wildlife-killing contests in California. Join the project and its supporters at the next CA Fish and Game Commission meeting in San Diego on August 6 to support this proposed ban. More information here.

Thursday July 31, 2014

Win 2 Tickets to Jack Johnson Concert

It's a great time to make a donation to Earth Island Institute. For the next few weeks, we are getting donations matched by musician and activist Jack Johnson! Make a tax-deductible contribution right now and Jack will double your gift, up to a total of $2,500. For every $50 you donate, your name will be entered to win TWO TICKETS to Jack's sold out show at the Greek Theater in Berkeley on August 26. The lucky winner will be notified on August 19. Your (and Jack's) donation will benefit our Restoration Initiatives program, which works to restore coastal wetlands.

Thursday July 31, 2014

Good Press for Beach Boxes

EII’s All One Ocean’s 13th Beach Clean Up Station was written up about in the Marin Independent Journal. Check out the report here!

Thursday July 31, 2014

New Positions at Food Shift

EII’s Food Shift is looking for a volunteer webmaster and a creative manager to join its team! Working with Food Shift is an opportunity to be creative, wear many hats, and be a part of a fun team working to build a movement to end food waste. More information about both positions here.

Thursday July 31, 2014

Get Your Tickets for BYA 2014!

Join the Earth Island family on October 21 in San Francisco for a festive evening celebrating bold, young environmental leadership! Get all the event details for the 15th Annual Brower Youth Awards and consider joining the 15th Anniversary Host Committee or featuring your green business as a BYA Sponsor! Visit the BYA website to learn more about awards and the amazing community of past winners.

Thursday July 31, 2014

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 few weeks:

Most Popular: Radar Station on Tiny Indian Island Could Harm Rare Hornbill Population. Reporter Prathap Nair writes about conservationists’ fears that India’s new government is ignoring environmental concerns in its rush to clear projects.

Editors’ Pick: All Together Now! Reporter Bjorn Philip Beer attends a People’s Climate March meeting and comes away sure that the September demonstration in New York will have a large and diverse turnout.

Thursday July 31, 2014

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