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Keep Up with Oakland’s Soda Tax

Keep Up with Oakland's Soda Tax

Want to keep up with what's happening with Oakland's Soda Tax? EII's Oakland Food Policy Council is on it! OFPC has created a new website to increase transparency around and community accessibility to Oakland's civic engagement process, and to advance opportunities for effective and equitable implementation of Measure HH, aka the Oakland Soda Tax. Check out the new site, bookmark it, and share it widely. Keep an eye out for ongoing soda tax meeting announcements, revenue updates, and information about how you can get involved.

Thursday February 22, 2018

What Does Food Justice Mean to You?

EII's New Leaders Initiative is hosting a local food justice storytelling event on Sunday, March 4 in Oakland, CA. The event at Dover Street Gardens will feature a live DJ and food provided by Phat Beets. Learn more and join Earth Island there! The New Leaders Initiative is also posting a high school essay contest for youth. Respond to the question "What does environmental leadership mean to you?" in no more than 500 words. Submit your essay to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by March 15.

Thursday February 22, 2018

Integrated Solutions for Planetary Health

Join Earth Island's Transition Earth for a solutions-oriented workshop with experts in conservation, health, and community development at the 36th Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, Oregon (March 1 – 4). This free conference brings together thousands of activists, students, and professionals to advance efforts for environmental and social justice. Transition Earth's panel March 3 panel, How Integrated Solutions for Planetary Health Empower People and Protect Nature, will focus on the impact of holistic, multi-sectoral approaches to development. Register for the conference today.

Thursday February 22, 2018

Two Ways to Stop Plastic Pollution

Have you noticed all the unnecessary plastic on supermarket shelves? And did you know Starbucks' plastic-lined paper cups are not recyclable even though the company promised a 100 percent recyclable cup three years ago? EII's Plastic Pollution Coalition is running two campaigns to tackle these related issues. Watch the Drastic Plastic video and download the Anew app to join a community of problem solvers and add your ideas about reducing supermarket plastic. And sign the petition to Starbucks asking them to stop trashing the planet with non-recyclable cups along with single-use plastic lids, plastic straws, and cutlery.

Thursday February 22, 2018

A Night at the Theatre for the Borneo Project

Join The Borneo Project for a reading of TIME SENSITIVE, a daring play by Amy Sass, on April 18 in Oakland, CA. Explore the impact of our perception of time on the decisions we make personally, professionally, and politically. Examine the dilemmas, paralysis, and opportunities we face in a world of technologically accelerated communication, increased connectivity, and dwindling resources. Early bird tickets on sale now. Sales will benefit the Earth Island project.

Thursday February 22, 2018

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: China's Ban on Plastic Waste Is a Wake-Up Call. Writer Claire Arkin explains why recycling is not enough to rid us of our plastic overproduction problem.

Editors' Pick: The Old Man of Algonquin Park. Reporter and photographer Andrew Budziak discusses Ontario's most famous fox, and the perils of feeding wild animals.

Thursday February 22, 2018

Join the Food Shift Team

Food Shift is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join its growing team. The Earth Island project is looking to hire a food recovery driver, and for volunteers to fill kitchen, social media, web development, and graphic design positions. Learn more about these positions, and contact Alison Griffith to apply.

Thursday February 22, 2018

Peaceful Coexistence with Coyotes

As we near coyote pupping season, please take a moment to learn how to live safely and peacefully with our native Song Dogs. Representatives from Earth Island's Project Coyote will be giving talks about coexistence in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond over the coming months. Upcoming events include Coexisting with Wildlife on February 24 in Napa, CA; Marin County Parks Chief Park Ranger Rob Ruiz's talk on coyote behavior April 12 in Novato, CA; Oakland Zoo Earth Day on April 14, and more. Keep checking Project C

Thursday February 22, 2018

Apply for the Brower Youth Awards

Earth Island's Brower Youth Awards is now accepting applications for its 2018 awardees! The annual awards are given to six young people based in North America, ages 13 to 22, who show outstanding leadership in their involvement with high impact, replicable, and timely environmental projects. Now in its 19th year, the prize includes a $3,000 cash award, a professionally produced short film about the winner, and a four-day leadership trip in the San Francisco Bay Area that culminates in a public awards ceremony. The theme for this year's event is "Grow the Movement," a reminder that we live in a time when young people are actively and urgently engaged in movement building. Learn more and share this news far and wide.

Thursday February 8, 2018

Introducing Earth Island Advocates

EII now has a legal arm — Earth Island Advocates — which is already working closely with several Earth Island projects to advance their work through advocacy and litigation. Additionally, Advocates is building a network of law firms and legal clinics that are willing to provide pro bono services to EII and its projects. For example, a team of associates at Fenwick & West is providing crucial legal research on wildlife killing contests to support Project Coyote's national campaign to ban these practices. And the environmental law clinics at Stanford and University of California, Irvine are working with EII, Shark Stewards, and the International Marine Mammal Project to protect our marine national monuments. Stay tuned for updates!

Thursday February 8, 2018

Planting Natives at the Albany Bulb

Come plant natives at the Albany Bulb on February 17! Love the Bulb, a project of Earth Island's California Institute for Community, Art and Nature, planted a small native garden amidst the rubble in Albany, CA last winter, and it's doing great, attracting birds and beneficial insects. Known for its spectacular views and large sculptures made of found materials, the Albany Bulb features many microclimates and opportunities for learning about ecosystems at the urban edge. Love the Bulb will be expanding the garden for use as a place to contemplate the Bulb's complex natural and cultural landscape. Participants will be planting between 8:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Learn more and get your free tickets today.

Thursday February 8, 2018

Stop New Drilling Off the California Coast

Earth Island Institute, along with EII's Shark Stewards and The International Marine Mammal Project, are opposing the Trump Administration's proposal to open California's coastal waters to more offshore oil exploration and extraction. Earlier today, the organizations participated in a march and provided public comment to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Sacramento. The campaign to protect our coastal waters will continue over the coming weeks and months. Join the effort and sign Shark Steward's petition today!

Thursday February 8, 2018

Celebrating Lisa Owens Viani’s Work for Raptors

Raptors Are The Solution (RATS) co-founder Lisa Owens Viani will be inducted into the Owl Hall of Fame this March by the International Owl Center in Minnesota. She is being given a special achievement award for her work educating millions of people about the danger rat poison poses to birds of prey and other wildlife. Owens Viani co-founded RATS, a project of Earth Island Institute, in 2011 with Allen Fish, the director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, with the goal of ending the use of rat poison through public education and political action. They recognized that few people understood the devastating, secondary effects of rat poison on predatory birds, and developed highly successful public education campaigns to educate the public.

Thursday February 8, 2018

Tree-Planting This Sunday

It's time to plant more street trees in Richmond, CA, and Richmond Trees could use a few extra hands. The Earth Island project's next tree planting will begin at 9:00 a.m. this Sunday, February 11 at Burg Park. All ages are welcome. Please bring water, work gloves, and your favorite tools if you have them. (But don't worry if you don't have these materials — Richmond Trees has plenty to share!) Richmond Trees is 100 percent reliant on volunteer support, so help them make Richmond a more habitable place. Additional details.

Thursday February 8, 2018

KILLING GAMES Film Continues to Win Accolades

Project Coyote's film about wildlife killing contests, KILLING GAMES ~ Wildlife In The Crosshairs, continues to touch hearts and minds with its searing exposé on the brutality of these contests. The film screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival earlier this month, and was selected as Best Short / 1st Place by the Animal Film Festival, scheduled to take place on February 17 in Grass Valley, CA. Learn more about the film, and listen to an interview with director and producer Camilla Fox at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, where it premiered last month.

Thursday February 8, 2018

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