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Rat Poison is Wildlife Poison

In late August, ads for RATS' "Rat Poison is Wildlife Poison" public education campaign appeared in bus shelters around Sacramento, the California state capitol, where they will reach an estimated 2 million people. RATS and its partners are supporting CA Assemblymember Richard Bloom in his effort to pass legislation to ban these dangerous poisons due to their horrific impacts on children, pets, and wildlife. While the bill was stalled this year, it is a two-year bill, so stay tuned for action alerts early next year — the Earth Island project will need your help to get this legislation passed. Please also consider supporting RATS' work. Supporters donating $35 or more will receive the new 2018 Spectacular Raptors calendar.

Thursday September 28, 2017

Artwalk at the Albany Bulb

Over the years, artists have used the old construction debris landfill known as the Albany Bulb as a platform to continue the tradition of the driftwood art that once filled the Emeryville, CA mudflats. On October 1, Osha Neumann, the artist who created some of the best-loved sculptures at the Bulb, will be joining Love the Bulb — part of Earth Island's California Institute for Community, Art and Nature — to talk about the history of art at the Bulb from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Please register for the artwalk on Eventbrite. Love the Bulb advocates for creating a new kind of park that allows for the creation of new temporary installations and performances that deepen our knowledge of natural and human ecosystems.

Thursday September 28, 2017

Half-Day Berkeley BioBlitz

Join EII's Wholly H20 for a fun half-day citizen science BioBlitz on 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 September 28, 2017

Sharktober Is Here

It's almost Sharktober! Join EII's Shark Stewards for a month of San Francisco Bay Area shark education events, including lectures, films, and Sharktoberfest festivals. The shark celebration kicks off with Sharktoberfest on Saturday, September 30, at the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitors Center in San Francisco. Guests will enjoy live music, meet with ocean advocates, and learn about opportunities to help save sharks and protect critical marine habitat. This free event takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Learn more.

Thursday September 28, 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: The Snake Lover. Wildlife biologist Betsy Howell writes about how Virginia state herpetologist JD Kleopfer is fostering respect for and appreciation of reptiles.

Editors' Pick: First-of-its-Kind Lawsuit Seeks Legal Rights for the Colorado River. Reporter William Falk discusses a recent lawsuit seeking legal personhood for the Colorado River, and why the case could establish a foothold for the rights of nature movement in American courts.

Thursday September 28, 2017

A Time To Swim Bay Area Premiere

The documentary film A Time to Swim follows legendary Kelabit activist Mutang Urud as he returns to his childhood village in Malaysia after decades living in exile. Join EII's The Borneo Project for the Bay Area premiere of this award-winning film, followed by an opportunity to speak openly with Urud about the complexity of returning to his home and to his cause of protecting the land. The screening, which is co-sponsored by the Rainforest Action Network and Friends of the Earth, will be held at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley on October 4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Get your tickets today, and share the event with your friends.

Thursday September 28, 2017

Don’t Miss Italian Street Food Fest

Join Food Shift on Sunday October 1 in Alameda for an Italian Street Food Fest. The Earth Island project is co-hosting the event, and participants will have the opportunity to enjoy authentic Italian street food, listen to live music, and purchase items from The Food Shift Kitchen. All funds raised will support Food Shift. Learn more. You can also buy Food Shift's freshly prepared food products in advance for pickup in Alameda on October 1 or October 5 on Josephine.com.

Thursday September 28, 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 September 14, 2017

Don’t Miss the Journal’s Autumn Issue

The Autumn 2017 issue of Earth Island Journal is out on newsstands and online. The issue leads with a report from Cuba on the country's low-carbon ways, and whether they will endure as the long-isolated nation opens up to global markets. Other articles include a dispatch from Venezuela about the country's decision to open up a vast swath of wilderness to multinational mining companies; a compelling story about how Ecuador's Indigenous Sápara people are fending off the dual threats of oil development and climate change; and a deeply reported piece on lead poisoning in wildlife and why the debate over toxic ammunition is heating up in Oregon.  Subscribe to the Journal or buy a copy at the newsstands. Help us produce more deeply reported stories like these by making a donation to our Green Journalism Fund today!

Thursday September 14, 2017

A Time To Swim Bay Area Premier

In the suburbs of Montreal, Mutang Urud is a stay-at-home dad. But in Malaysia, he was a voice of resistance for the Indigenous peoples of Sarawak. The new film A Time to Swim follows Urud as he returns home for the first time since his exile in 1992, and uses his personal story to explore the effects of environmental destruction on the fabric of a community. Join EII's The Borneo Project for a screening of the film on October 4 at 7 p.m. at the Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with Urud. Tickets and additional information.

Thursday September 14, 2017

Taking on Commercial Fur Trapping in CA

This week, Earth Island's Project Coyote and the Center for Biological Diversity sued the California Fish and Game Commission and Department of Fish and Wildlife for improperly managing and illegally subsidizing commercial trapping in the state. Plaintiffs argue that current license fees cover only a tiny fraction of the program's costs, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for the shortfall, and leading the agencies to illegally divert nearly half a million dollars since 2013 to subsidize fur trapping. To learn more, read the complaint and an LA Times article about the lawsuit.

Thursday September 14, 2017

Join RFRS for a Benefit StorySlam

The Real Food Real Stories (RFRS) StorySlam is only two weeks away! Join RFRS for a story-filled night to raise funds for the Earth Island project's pro-bono storytelling coaching program. This year RFRS is proud to welcome storytellers Dilsa Lugo of Los Cilantros, Nik Sharma of A Brown Table and A Brown Kitchen, Pim Techamuanvivit of Kin Khao Thai Eatery, and many, many more! A limited number of tickets are left, so get yours today.

Thursday September 14, 2017

Coastal Cleanup Goes #FoamFree

EII's Plastic Pollution Coalition is joining forces with several environmental groups to advocate for legislation on plastic pollution during Coastal Cleanup Day on September 16 in Venice Beach, CA. The organizations will offer envelopes to beach clean up participants, so they can send found pieces of plastic trash to congressional representatives in Sacramento — where earlier this year legislators voted against SB-705, a statewide polystyrene ban. Learn how you can get involved.

Thursday September 14, 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: Tap Water Across the Globe Contains Plastic, Study Shows. Plastic Pollution Coalition's Emily DiFrisco discusses new research finding that tap water in cities on five continents is contaminated with microscopic plastic fibers.

Editors' Pick: How to Teach Your Kids About Zoos. Earth Island board member Kenneth Brower writes about the morality of animal captivity, and the importance of giving our children honest answers about zoos.

Thursday September 14, 2017

Raise Your Voice for a Healthy Planet

Viva Sierra Gorda will be attending the Social Good Summit during Climate Week NYC this month. The Earth Island project, which works in Mexico to preserve old forests and reduce carbon emissions, invites you to participate in their side event, Raise Your Voice, on September 21 at INSA Restaurant in Brooklyn. INSA Restaurant will donate 10 percent of profits from the event to support Viva Sierra Gorda's work. The fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. Songs have moved mountains and changed minds, so raise your voice and sing for a healthy planet! Additional details.

Thursday September 14, 2017

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