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Don’t Miss the Brower Youth Awards on Oct 21!

Earth Island Institute's 15th Annual Brower Youth Awards will be presented on Tuesday, October 21! Please join us for this festive and inspiring evening in San Francisco, as we honor and celebrate six young environmental leaders for their outstanding efforts to promote ecological sustainability and social justice. Get all the event details and RSVP here.

Thursday October 16, 2014

Feeding 5,000 With Recovered Food

How about a FREE lunch? Join EII's Food Shift for the Feeding the 5000 event on Saturday, October 18. A healthy, free lunch made from delicious food that would otherwise be wasted will be provided for 5,000 people in downtown Oakland, CA. Feeding the 5000 events have taken place around the world, but this will be the first time it will be held in the US. The afternoon event will also include live cooking demos, music, and more. Details here.

Thursday October 16, 2014

Planet Earth Arts New Play Festival

EII's Sustainable World Coalition is launching the Planet Earth Arts New Play Festival – a powerful evening of six short, one-act plays by California Bay Area playwrights performed by the region's leading actors. The performances will takes place at the Berkeley Repertory Theater on Monday, October 20, and at Stanford University on Tuesday, October 21. Be prepared for very creative and out-of-the-box theater, all with a powerful message about a living Earth experiencing mid-life crises. More information and tickets here.

Thursday October 16, 2014

Dismantling Racism in Our Communities

EII's Bay Localize and Generation Waking up invite you to join the Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory – a daylong, uplifting, and powerful anti-racism training held by the Catalyst Project on November 8 in San Francisco. The training will include, developing visions for social change, exploring how institutional racism functions, and examine how white privilege undermines social justice efforts. Details and registration information here.

Thursday October 16, 2014

Join the Sharktober Fest

Join EII's Shark Stewards in celebrating sharks and helping save them and the oceans during Sharktober, a month-long festival in honor our ocean's key predator. An exciting series of public events, films and lectures throughout this month is helping raise awareness about the ecological value of sharks. Take a trip to the Farallon Islands Marine Sanctuary, home of the great white shark, and come in costume to the October 30 "Sharkoween" party. Check out the calendar of Sharktober events, support Shark Stewards' campaign to end shark finning by signing this petition urging United Airlines to stop transporting shark fins.

Thursday October 16, 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: PA State Police and Private Security Firms Keeping Close Tabs on Fracking Opponents. Journal contributing editor Adam Federman reveals how Pennsylvania state police is collaborating with the oil and gas industry and continuing to spy on anti-fracking groups and activists.

Editors' Pick: The Ghost in the GMO Machine. Reporter Paul Koberstein writes how independent research shows that Chlorpyrifos, an insecticide used in Kauai's GMO fields, can cause significant harm to children.

Thursday October 16, 2014

Visit the Chicago Green Festival

The Chicago Green Festival will be held at the Navy Pier from October 24 to 26. Enjoy the widest array of sustainable products, innovative green speakers, and activities for the entire family! Check out the festival schedule and don't forget to purchase your tickets online and save $5!

Thursday October 16, 2014

Step it Up With Country Joe

Tomorrow (August 22) evening, nearly 45 years to the day since Country Joe and the Fish’s infamous Woodstock performance, Country Joe McDonald will perform a special benefit concert for Earth Island Institute at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. 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 concert. Andrew St. James and Bob Reid will open the show before the legendary Country Joe performs his hits, and a special set of songs about animals and the environment. Buy your tickets today!

Thursday August 21, 2014

A Day for Dolphins

EII’s Dolphin Project invites you to join thousands of activists around the world for Japan Dolphins Day on September 1 and speak out against the slaughter and abuse of dolphins and whales. Find an event you can join in a city near you, or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize one. Learn more here.

Thursday August 21, 2014

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

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