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Connecting Conservation and Health

Linking environmental and health issues could be a game-changer for people and the planet. Join Transition Earth's Suzanne York and filmmaker and conservationist Chris Austria on September 27 to explore this subject. They will discuss their recent trip to Uganda and the on-the-ground strategies that are working to empower people there, including family planning and protection of the world's last remaining mountain gorillas. The event, sponsored by the Sierra Club's San Francisco Bay Chapter's Population, Health & Environment Committee, will be held in Berkeley and begins at 7 p.m. Learn more.

Thursday September 14, 2017

Triathlon Supports Alaska’s Chilkat River

Athletes from Canada and Alaska competed in the first annual Chilkat Challenge Triathlon in Haines, Alaska last month, hosted by EII's Alaska Clean Water Advocacy (ACWA). The entire triathlon was on or along the Chilkat River, which provides food, jobs, and recreation for residents of the Chilkat Valley and is the site of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, the largest gathering place for eagles on Earth. Every year, thousands of eagles and hundreds of grizzly bears come to the Chilkat to feed on the five species of wild salmon that return each summer. ACWA is working to protect the Chilkat River from a proposed copper mine in the upper watershed. Learn more about the proposal.

Thursday August 31, 2017

Live Plastic-Free

Plastic Pollution Coalition is hosting an evening of discussion, action, and solutions to plastic pollution, complete with cocktails, drinks, tacos, and more! Join the Earth Island project for the "Live Plastic Free" fundraiser event on September 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in San Francisco. Learn more and get your tickets today.

Thursday August 31, 2017

Inspiring Active Participation in Democracy

Ultimate Civics is helping teachers show kids the difference between democracy in principle and democracy in practice by using hands on activities that encourage real-life civic engagement. The Earth Island project has created Activating My Democracy, a six-lesson set for middle school students that explores our constitutional democracy and aims to fill a critical gap in our education system. Learn more and download the lessons.

Thursday August 31, 2017

Nonprofit Fundraising Conference

Earth Island Institute is proud to partner with Nonprofit Fundraising Masters for its September 19 conference in San Francisco. The conference is designed for senior development professionals interested in connection, inspiration, and learning. If your nonprofit wants to raise more money, or you're looking to network with other fundraisers and get re-energized about your cause, register today. Learn more and sign up.

Thursday August 31, 2017

Learning about the Anthropocene

Have you heard of the Anthropocene? Many scientists consider it a new geological age, during which humanity's impact on Earth has been so transformational in changing the planet that it has pushed the world out of the stable Holocene period. Check out a new fact sheet created by EII's Transition Earth for more information about the Anthropocene and strategies for securing a sustainable future.

Thursday August 31, 2017

Habitat and Humanity at the Albany Bulb

On September 3, naturalist Patty Donald will share her knowledge of local plants and animals, and appreciation for the creative forces of both humans and nature, during a 2-mile walk at the Albany Bulb in the SF East Bay. During the walk, participants will consider the stunning variety of ecosystems at the Bulb and imagine possibilities for future citizen science projects and artist-scientist collaborations at this former landfill. They'll also reflect on the ways that humans and nature have interacted at the Bulb, where artists have built kinetic sculptures out of found materials in the midst of dynamic ecosystems. Please register on Eventbrite. The event is sponsored by Love the Bulb, part of Earth Island's California Institute for Community, Art and Nature.

Thursday August 31, 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: Climate Denier Congressman Lamar Smith Contends with New Foe: Declining Voter Support. Reporter Evan Lund discusses how the House science committee chairman, who has made it his mission to combat environmental regulation, faces declining support in Texas's 21st District.

Editors' Pick: Generation Wild. Writers Ben Eagle and Matt Williams offer an inside glimpse of the burgeoning international youth nature movement.

Thursday August 31, 2017

Mexican Wolf Recovery

Last week, Project Coyote Science Advisory Board member Dave Parsons, with input from colleagues, submitted comprehensive comments to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) regarding the agency's Draft Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, First Revision. The comments, which were sent on behalf of EII's Project Coyote and The Rewilding Institute, convey that the plan could be disastrous for Mexican wolf recovery, stating that the plan "is more likely to cause the second extinction of Mexican gray wolves in the wild than to secure their recovery." Read the full comments.

Thursday August 31, 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 August 31, 2017

Get Your BYA Tickets Today

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 ticket today.

Thursday August 3, 2017

Earth Island Teams Up with Jack Johnson

Earth Island Institute is teaming up with Jack Johnson's social action network All At Once, which helps connect people with non-profits. The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation is matching every dollar Earth Island Institute raises through August 8, up to a total of $2,500! Donate online today to help Earth Island meet its matching gifts goal.

Thursday August 3, 2017

Intern with the New Leaders Initiative

Earth Island's New Leaders Initiative is looking for Social Media and Events Intern. This opportunity is ideal for a college-aged applicant. The intern must have strong communication and teamwork skills. Resourcefulness and the ability and desire to take initiative and follow through on projects are essential. Familiarity with apps, basic website design (Wordpress), Facebook, Instagram, Word, Excel, e-mail, and Google Docs is necessary. And of course, a strong interest in youth environmental activism is key. Learn more and apply today.

Thursday August 3, 2017

Join the Food Shift Team

Food Shift is looking for a Sous-Chef & Kitchen Coordinator to compliment the Food Shift Kitchen team. If you enjoy teaching others knife skills, have experience with culinary production, and are interested in Food Shift's mission to reduce waste, feed the community, and create jobs, take a look at the job posting today. The Earth Island project is also hiring a full-time Development and Operations Associate and a part-time Sous Chef. Please help spread the word.

Thursday August 3, 2017

Coyote Friendly Communities

In response to an increase in incidents between coyotes and domestic animals, the city of Montebello, CA reached out to Project Coyote for assistance in developing a Coyote Coexistence Plan. The plan, which was formally adopted by the Montebello City Council in July, emphasizes public education and consistency in wildlife response protocols. The Earth Island project is also assisting with outreach and education in San Francisco. More and more communities across the nation are seeking assistance with how to live with wildlife through Project Coyote's Coyote Friendly Communities program, which educates and equips audiences with the tools, resources, and expertise needed to foster coexistence.

Thursday August 3, 2017

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