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Get Your BYA Tickets Today

Join Earth Island in celebrating the leaders of tomorrow at the New Leaders Initiative's 17th annual Brower Youth Awards - the premier award honoring bold young leaders! RSVP for Free tickets to the awards ceremony and purchase tickets to the special Opening Reception at the early bird rate. Come celebrate our next generation of environmental leaders at San Francisco's beautiful, historic Herbst Theater on October 18.

Thursday September 29, 2016

Celebrate Sharktober

Celebrate Sharktober with Shark Stewards! Join the Earth Island project for fun events across the San Francisco Bay Area next month, including sharktoberfest at the California Academy of Sciences, a talk at the Bay Model in Sausalito, a film night at the University of San Francisco, and much more. Additional details.

Thursday September 29, 2016

The Secret Life of Mountain Lions

WildFutures' 2016 video The Secret Life of Mountain Lions was recently accepted into National Geographic's Short Film Showcase. The film is now available on the National Geographic website for viewing, as is an interview with film producer and EII project director Sharon Negri on her ongoing work to protect mountain lions. The Secret Life of Mountain Lions has also been accepted into the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival and will be featured in New York's South Fork Natural History Museum for the next three years as part of an exhibit on wild cats around the world. More than 82,000 people have viewed the short film on social media since its March release.

Thursday September 29, 2016

Environmental Education in the SF Bay Area

Registration for KIDS for the BAY's 2016-2017 school year programs is now open. The Earth Island project offers a variety of school-based environmental programs, including San Francisco Bay estuary classroom workshops, exciting field trips to aquatic ecosystems, and environmental action projects that allow teachers and students to help solve problems in their local communities. Learn more.

Thursday September 29, 2016

Vegan Supperclub

Join EII's Real Food Real Stories and beloved television chef and vegan food advocate Miyoko Schinner of Miyoko's Kitchen for an intimate supper in San Francisco on October 13. This curated evening will take place in a high-rise home with panoramic views of the city. Guests will gather around a plant-based meal inspired by Schinner's award-winning vegan cheese, enjoy live music, and learn about Schinner's lifelong mission to share a compassionate, plant-based diet. Learn more and get your tickets today.

Thursday September 29, 2016

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: Another Port Proposal for San Francisco Bay Sparks Opposition. Veteran reporter Jean Tepperman exposes how city council members met in secret to craft a plan for a deep-water port and cement processing plant along the Vallejo waterfront.

Editors' Pick: Long Journey to a More Righteous Shore. Writer and producer Jessica Abbe reports from the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, where the Members' Assembly passed a resolution declaring that sacred lands of Indigenous peoples should be “No-Go Areas” for destructive industrial activities.

Thursday September 29, 2016

Support Bold Journalism

If you haven't yet, please take a moment to read Earth Island Journal editor Maureen Nandini Mitra's letter to the Earth Island community and make a tax deductible donation to support impactful reporting on the environment.

Thursday September 29, 2016

Rooted in Resilience is Hiring!

Rooted in Resilience (formerly Bay Localize) co-founder Kirsten Andrews-Schwind is transitioning out of her position after 10 years of amazing leadership. The EII project hopes to hire a Resilient Communities Initiative Coordinator as her replacement by mid-December and is looking for strong facilitators with fundraising experience. Rooted in Resilience is fundamentally changing the way that resilience planning happens. Apply today to be part of the action! This position may be especially well suited for a former executive director looking for a fun, new position. Please find the full job announcement online and distribute this opportunity widely to your networks.

Thursday September 29, 2016

On Wildfires, Jaguars, Dams and More

The Autumn 2016 issue went live online today. The issue leads with a deep dive into the ecological importance of forest fires that features Chad Hanson of Earth Island's John Muir Project. Other articles in this issue include, a feature about the plight of a small town in Victoria that's located right next to Australia's dirtiest coal fired power plant, a fascinating dispatch about efforts to revive jaguar populations along the US-Mexico border, and a powerful story about one tribe's stand against a mega dam project in the Brazilian Amazon. Subscribe to the Journal or buy a copy at the newsstands. Help us produce more in-depth stories like these by making a donation to our Green Journalism Fund today!

Thursday September 1, 2016

Sierra Gorda Forests Under Siege

Illegal logging is hacking away at the old stands of temperate forests in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve. The loggers are squandering the forest's biological capital taking down cedars, firs, pines and oaks by the thousands, felling trees that stood 40 meters high. This is endangering the habitat of critical species like the jaguar, margay, an endemic magnolia species, as well as other inhabitants of central Mexico's cloud forests. They were at it again last Monday. Yet the bandits only carry 2.5 meters of the trunk down the mountain. Local authorities do not have the budget or the political will to stop this, so Viva Sierra Gorda's grassroots partners are mobilizing enforcement in the face of this senseless destruction of a forest that once was a model for the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Program.

Thursday September 1, 2016

Connecting Community Development and Nature

Transition Earth is co-hosting a webinar with the Sierra Club's Global Population & Environment Program at noon on September 13, which will highlight how empowering people and communities can more effectively protect the environment. With the start of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's World Conservation Congress next week, it is important to discuss how global integrated projects are creating positive change. Transition Earth will be joined by other activists working in East Africa and Borneo for an engaging talk on linking conservation and health initiatives. Email suzanne@transition-earth or visit Transition Earth for more details.

Thursday September 1, 2016

T-shirts for Raptors

Float.org is sponsoring a one-week fundraising event for EII's Raptors Are The Solution from September 5 to12. The company, which promotes socially and environmentally and conscious consumerism, will donate $8 from the proceeds of any of their new, limited edition T-shirts to RATS. It will only make as many T-shirts as are purchased, so there is no waste. Check out the Float.org website next week to see the many different T-shirt styles and colors. The RATS logo will appear on the back of the T-shirts. RATS is dedicated to educating people about the dangers to wildlife, pets, and children from the widespread use of rat poison.

Thursday September 1, 2016

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: Moving Past the Transportation Gridlocks in Our National Parks. Using his own personal travels as examples, reporter Ryan Van Lenning shows that the only way to reduce the impact of vehicles on our parks is by making them accessible via public transit.

Editors' Pick: Feds Move Oil & Gas Lease Auctions Online in Effort to Avoid Opposition. Journal associate editor Zoe Loftus-Farren writes that federal land and ocean management agencies' move to online leasing auctions is an attempt to avoid disruption by activists.

Thursday September 1, 2016

Get your BYA Tickets Today!

Join 1,000 leading environmental, activists, and the leaders of tomorrow for the 17th annual Brower Youth Awards! Free tickets and special Opening Reception tickets available now. Come celebrate our next generation of environmental leaders at San Francisco's beautiful, historic Herbst Theater on October 18.

Thursday September 1, 2016

Volunteer With Food Shift

Food Shift is growing quickly, and looking for volunteers to help them expand. The EII project is looking for people with passion and knowledge in these areas: webmaster, a sales force administrator, an administrations and operations assistant, and a food recovery driver. Please help us fill these positions by sharing with your networks! If you're interested in volunteering email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Food Shift is excited to share a recent Sierra Magazine article on food waste that featured the project's work.

Thursday September 1, 2016

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