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On October 20th, Earth Island’s annual Brower Youth Awards returns to the historic, elegant Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Brower Youth Awards is North America’s top prize for bold, innovative environmental leaders ages 13-22! Mark your calendars, and please join us to honor and celebrate our 2015 award recipients!
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Earth Island Journal
Award-winning environmental reporting, commentary, and analysis
In This Issue
Silk Road to Prosperity
The revival of wild silk in one o the world’s biodiversity hotspots is helping to protect forest areas by improving the economic situation of local people.
Hiding in Plain Sight
In San Francisco’s Chinatown, and online, ivory carvings are easy to buy.
Garbage in, Garbage out
Photos by Gregg Segal.
Earth Island Updates
More than 60 projects working around the world to protect our environment.
Join KIDS for the BAY for a fun-filled summer of hands-on science and nature exploration in the outdoors!
KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp 2015 is now in session for children aged 5-10 years until mid-August. Campers will take full advantage of the amazing natural spaces in our own backyard by exploring bay and ocean shorelines, including Muir Beach and Angel Island, hiking along beautiful creeks, studying insects in ponds and kayaking on the bay. Drop-off and pick-up locations are in the Berkeley area. Register now before spaces fill up.
For the past 23 years, KIDS for the BAY has taught hands-on, environmental science to children and teachers through creative on-going programs that give students powerful reasons to connect with and care for the environment.
Funds dynamic community based restoration programs in Southern California focused on protecting and enhancing wetlands and watersheds.