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Climate Wise Women in Sierra

Ugandan farmer and Climate Wise Woman Constance Okollet was featured prominently in Sierra magazine's November-December issue. In the magazine's editorial, Jason Mark wrote that she "exemplifies the Sierra Club's ideal of citizen advocacy" and reporter Wendy Becktold highlighted her leadership on climate adaptation work in a feature story. Okollet is joining Earth Island's Climate Wise Women delegation at COP23 in Germany. She is also serving as a special representative on Ireland's official COP delegation.

Thursday November 9, 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: Tyson Foods Linked to Largest Toxic Dead Zone in US History. Reporter Shana Gallagher writes that America's largest meat producer must clean up its act and incentivize improvements in livestock feed production.

Editors' Pick: Body, Home, and the Wild. Writer Maya Kosla reflects on the Northern California wildfires and how to rise from the ashes after the fire has passed.

Thursday November 9, 2017

RFRS Radio Hour

Did you miss the Real Food Real Stories Benefit StorySlam? Do you want to take the stories shared by Dilsa Lugo of Los Cilantros, Nik Sharma of A Brown Table and A Brown Kitchen, and Pim Techamuanvivit of Kin Khao Thai Eatery, during this special event on the go with you? Tune into the Real Food Radio Hour to hear (or download podcasts of) live recordings of these amazing, inspiring stories! Listen here.

Thursday November 9, 2017

North Bay Fire Relief Benefit Dinner

Join Earth Island's Food Shift on December 11 for an all-inclusive benefit dinner to support North Bay fire relief efforts. All proceeds from this night of food, drinks, and community at C'era Una Volta in Alameda, CA will be donated to organizations directly supporting victims of the California wildfires. Purchase your tickets today. And if you're looking for a caterer, consider Food Shift. The Food Shift Kitchen provides catering services for local companies, organizations, and events. Menus are created with recovered produce that would otherwise be wasted due to cosmetic imperfections. By eating with the Food Shift Kitchen, you are helping reduce waste, feed communities, and provide employment opportunities in the kitchen. Contact for bookings

Thursday October 26, 2017

Thank You for Joining Us at BYA

The 18th annual Brower Youth Awards ceremony in San Francisco was a terrific event! Thank you to the judges, volunteers, Earth Island staff and board members, teachers, students, and everyone else who joined Earth Island for the evening. And of course, thank you to our seven amazing 2017 winners. Videos from the evening will be posted to the BYA website soon. If you would like to help us continue to support young environmental leaders, please consider making a gift to support EII's New Leaders Initiative.

Thursday October 26, 2017

Mountain Lion Film Now in Spanish

EII's WildFutures recently released its six-minute film, The Secret Life Of Mountain Lions, in Spanish! The short documentary, which has been viewed more than 300,000 times, was selected last year for National Geographic's Short Film Showcase. The inspiring film tells the story of a mother mountain lion and her kittens through extraordinary footage captured by motion-triggered cameras in the Wyoming wilderness. Five of six subspecies of mountain lions live in Latin America, but very little is known about their populations. WildFutures produced La Vida Secreta de los Pumas to reach new audiences and spread awareness about the importance of these remarkable and often misunderstood cats.

Thursday October 26, 2017

Berkeley BioBlitz this Sunday

Join EII's Wholly H20 for a fun half-day citizen science BioBlitz on Sunday, October 29, at Lake Anza and Wildcat Gorge Trail in Berkeley, CA. A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Get ready to enjoy being a citizen scientist through simple observation and photo documentation. Observations will be added to the "Richmond CA Watershed" iNaturalist project, which is gathering information about Wildcat Creek watershed. Learn more and register today.

Thursday October 26, 2017

Outdoor Walking Concert at the Albany Bulb

Sweet voices and outsider art will come together at the Albany Bulb, the former landfill on San Francisco Bay, on November 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join Love the Bulb — part of Earth Island's California Institute for Community, Art and Nature — and several choirs from Albany High School that will explore themes of love and loss through a cappella performances set amidst the Bulb's rubble and wildflowers. This is an informal strolling concert that will help us explore possibilities for future music at the Bulb. The event is free, but registration through Eventbrite is required. And join the Love the Bulb mailing list by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday October 26, 2017

Plant Trees in Richmond

Richmond Trees' 2017-2018 planting season is underway! The Earth Island project kicked-off the season by planting 40 trees during the City of Richmond's October 21 Arbor Day Celebration in Unity Park. The next planting days are November 12, December 10, and January 7. Additional dates are posted online. And don't forget about tree care events, which take place the third Sunday of the month all year long. Richmond Trees loves to see both familiar faces and new ones at tree planting and tree care events. Email with any questions, and hope to see you at the next tree event!

Thursday October 26, 2017

West Hollywood Votes for Coexistence

On October 17, the West Hollywood, CA City Council voted unanimously to implement a coyote management plan for the city that will help educate the community on the role of coyotes in an urban environment. EII's Project Coyote offered to support West Hollywood with its Coyote Friendly Communities program and model plan, which has been adopted by the California cities of Calabasas and Montebello. Project Coyote Executive Director Camilla Fox's work was also recently featured in SPEAK magazine, a new Southern California publication.

Thursday October 26, 2017

Get Ready for the Chilkat Challenge Triathlon

Alaska Clean Water Advocacy's second Annual Chilkat Challenge Triathlon will be held on July 1, 2018 alongside the beautiful Chilkat River in southeast Alaska. Those joining the Earth Island project for the race will paddle 8 miles through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, cycle 20 miles along the Chilkat River, and run for 8.5 miles to the finish line at Chilkat State Park. Registration opens November 1. Watch a video of last year's race and register for the 2018 triathlon.

Thursday October 26, 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: Governments Need to Take A Hard Stand Against Illegal Fishing Industry. Reporters Michael Sainato and Chelsea Skojec discuss recent Timor Leste shark hunts by a China-based company, and the need for independent fishery monitoring by NGOs.

Editors' Pick: 9-Year-Old Calls on Kids to Speak Up for Parks. Reporter Julia Travers writes about Robbie Bond, an elementary school student who wants to inspire America's youth to save public lands.

Thursday October 26, 2017

Join Us at the Brower Youth Awards on Tuesday

The 18th Annual Brower Youth Awards ceremony is Tuesday, October 17! Join Earth Island in honoring 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. RSVP for FREE tickets to the awards ceremony and purchase tickets to the special Opening Reception. Learn more and get your tickets today.

Thursday October 12, 2017

It’s #NotWhaleFood

EII's Plastic Pollution Coalition supports #NotWhaleFood, a new campaign and call to action to protect whales, dolphins, and other marine species from the 13 million tons of plastic that enter our oceans every year. The campaign, led by Whale and Dolphin Conservation, educates the public about the role of whales and dolphins in marine ecosystems and urges easy swaps to avoid single-use plastic. Learn more.

Thursday October 12, 2017

EII Welcomes Mississippi Farm to School Network

Earth Island Institute welcomes The Mississippi Farm to School Network to its fiscal sponsorship program. The Mississippi Farm to School Network works to connect farmers with schools, bringing farm-fresh products to cafeterias, improving student health and well being, and strengthening the local agricultural economy. The project serves as the Mississippi Core Partner for the National Farm to School Network. Learn more.

Thursday October 12, 2017

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