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The latest campaign updates from Earth Island’s global network of environmental projects.

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Time Is Running Out for BYA Applications

Earth Island's Brower Youth Awards is still accepting applications for its 2017 awardees, but the deadline is drawing near! The annual awards are given to six young people based in North America, ages 13 to 22, who show outstanding leadership in their involvement with high impact, replicable, and relevant environmental projects. Now in its 18th year, the award includes a $3,000 cash prize, a professionally produced short film about the winner, and a weeklong leadership trip in the San Francisco Bay Area that culminates in a public awards ceremony. Learn more and apply by May 15.

Thursday April 27, 2017

Vegan Earth Day in Berkeley

Join Earth Island Institute at Berkeley Vegan Earth Day this Sunday, April 30. This fun event brings the vegan and environmental communities together to celebrate their parallel vision for a sustainable future. Dozens of vendors have signed up to share their delicious sustainable foods, eco-friendly products, and epic activism. Sit in on educational and earth-friendly talks from experts, activists, and more! This family friendly celebration begins at 10 a.m. at the David Brewer Center in downtown Berkeley. Entry is free for children under 13 accompanied by a paying adult. Learn more and buy your ticket today.

Thursday April 27, 2017

Food Justice in Oakland

This spring, EII's Oakland Food Policy Council is expanding the conversation around food justice at the Your Roots are Showing: Stories on Food, Culture and Ancestry storytelling seminar on May 10 in Oakland. This dynamic evening event aims to raise awareness about four women of color, all prominent chefs in Oakland's food movement, and foster a space for marginalized communities to strategize on acts of solidarity around food equity in Oakland. Speakers will share ancestral recipes and personal accounts of cultural identity and food access. The event is free, however, a $10 donation is encouraged. Reserve your spot today!

Thursday April 27, 2017

Volunteer with the Food Shift Kitchen

The Food Shift Kitchen is producing about 200 pounds of nutritious prepared food every week with the help of four kitchen apprentices and several community volunteers. With just a few more volunteers, Food Shift could process and share even more delicious food with the local community in Alameda. Read about the Food Shift's work in the Alameda Sun and join the EII project for a three-hour volunteer commitment. Shifts are available Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and lunch is provided! Learn more and sign up.

Thursday April 27, 2017

Help Ban Wildlife Trade in Nevada

Senate Bill 194, introduced by Shark Stewards and The Humane Society of the United States to ban the trade and traffic of endangered and exotic wildlife in Nevada, has passed the Nevada state senate. The bill now heads to an assembly committee. If passed, the bill would ban the trade of shark fins, ray gills, elephant ivory, rhino horn, pangolin, giraffes, and big cats. Las Vegas is the largest point source consumer of shark fin in the US, and Shark Stewards is generating public and partner support for the state bill. If you're a Nevada resident, please contact your representative and express support for the bill. Members of the general public can provide support by signing an online petition. Get involved today.

Thursday April 27, 2017

Plant Trees in San Pablo

Richmond Trees and the Watershed Project will be planting trees this Sunday, April 30 at Wanless Park in San Pablo, CA. The Earth Island project will be planting from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will have water and snacks for everyone who joins. This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome. Please wear sturdy shoes, and bring a water bottle, any tools that you like to use, and gloves if you have them. Learn more here. We hope to see you there!

Thursday April 27, 2017

Live Storytelling with Central Valley Farmer

Join Real Food Real Stories and certified-organic Avalos Organic Farm founder and owner Efren Avalos for a thoughtfully curated picnic in Oakland on May 16. The intimate event will be filled with live-storytelling and include a light meal from the world's first produce-only restaurant, Core Kitchen. Participate in a discussion with Efren, who will share his story as a fifth-generation farmer who immigrated to the US at 17, and hear about his experience owning and operating a farm in the current political climate. Tickets are $15-$40. Learn more and get your ticket today.

Thursday April 27, 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: When Rivers Hold Legal Rights. Writer Shannon Biggs discusses recent decisions in New Zealand and India to recognize personhood for ecosystems.

Editors' Pick: Of Turkey Tails, Samoans, and How Culture Imbues Food. Author Michael Carolan writes about how Big Food finds markets for less desirable animal parts in the Pacific Islands, a practice that has implications for both culture and health.

Thursday April 27, 2017

Spring Wildlife Expo

Join EII's Project Coyote at the Wildlife Conservation Network Spring Expo in San Rafael, CA this Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The expo offers a unique opportunity for wildlife lovers to come together and hear from conservation heroes from around the world. Swing by Project Coyote's table, meet some of the team, and pick up free literature and some swag. More information.

Thursday April 27, 2017

Let’s Stop Plastic Pollution Now

New research reveals that more than 300 billion pieces of plastic have been trapped in Arctic waters, a dead end for a lot of floating plastic debris. Is there anywhere on Earth plastic pollution hasn't reached? Join EII's Plastic Pollution Coalition in calling on President Donald Trump to reduce plastic pollution today. Send an email or Tweet with one click.

Thursday April 27, 2017

Fighting Illegal Wildlife Trade in Nevada

Shark Stewards and The Humane Society of the United States have introduced new legislation to ban the trade and traffic of endangered and exotic wildlife in Nevada. The state bill follows a yearlong investigation that revealed that Las Vegas likely has the largest shark fin trade in the country. Nevada, which sees a large influx of Asian tourists to Las Vegas every year, has so far resisted a ban on shark finning. If passed, SB 194 would ban not only the sale of shark fins, but also that of pangolins, elephant ivory, and rhino horn. Concurrently, EII’s Shark Stewards is working with the marine conservation group Oceana on a federal bill to ban the shark fin trade nationwide.

Thursday April 13, 2017

Victory for Predators

The US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program — which kills thousands of predators across the country annually — announced on April 10 that it has abandoned use of M-44 cyanide bombs in Idaho. The decision was made in response to a petition filed by 19 conservation and wildlife organizations, including EII’s Project Coyote. In a letter transmitted to conservation groups, Wildlife Services announced that it has ceased the use of M-44 cyanide bombs on all private, state, and federal lands in Idaho, and had removed all M-44s that were deployed in the state. The petition to stop using M-4d4s was filed in response to an incident near Pocatello, Idaho where a 14-year-old boy was sprayed with cyanide and his dog was killed. Read more.

Thursday April 13, 2017

Break Bread with Acme Co-founder

Join EII’s Real Food Real Stories on Monday, May 8 at Airbnb's SF HQ for an evening of live storytelling with Steve Sullivan, co-founder of the Bay Area's beloved Acme Bread Company. We'll listen to Steve as he shares his journey into becoming a pioneer of the modern artisan bread movement over a shared meal and beverages sponsored by Airbnb. Sign up here!

Thursday April 13, 2017

Intern with KIDS for the BAY

Is your teenager looking for an exciting summer internship? EII’s KIDS for the BAY offers a Summer Camp Internship Program for high school students ages 15-17. This is an excellent leadership and resume-building opportunity for high school students who love being in nature and spending time with kids! Camp interns will work side by side with KIDS for the BAY Camp Leaders each day of camp and gain valuable experience teaching environmental education and coordinating a camp program. Learn more and apply today.

Thursday April 13, 2017

Earth Day San Francisco

Earth Day is around the corner, and this year Earth Island Institute will be celebrating at Earth Day San Francisco. Join EII for this fun festival, which will include live music, dynamic panel discussions, organic and vegan food courts, wine and beer gardens, and much more. And stop the Earth Island table and visit with Sarah Mitts from EII’s project support team. The celebration will take place April 22 at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. Learn more and contact Sarah with any questions.

Thursday April 13, 2017

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