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New Leaders Initiative

The premier youth prize in North America, honoring tomorrow’s environmental leaders opens the 2017 Brower Youth Award application cycle through May 15, 2017.

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Earth Island Journal

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Award-winning environmental reporting, commentary, and analysis

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In This Issue

The Butterfly Effect
How nature restoration programs in Oregon’s prisons are helping inmates find a new purpose in life.

Forecast: Uncertain
Myanmar is being battered by the worst impacts of global warming. Does it have the capacity to adapt?

Hope for a New Trade Agenda
Holding NAFTA negotiators accountable for policies that truly benefit working people and the planet.

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Restoration Initiatives

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Funds dynamic community based restoration programs in Southern California focused on protecting and enhancing wetlands and watersheds.

Also home to Earth Island’s Streets Alive!, including the Utility Box Project.

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More than 70 projects working around the world to protect our environment.

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Plastic Free July

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Did you know? Over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the United States alone. In only the past twenty years, people have come to expect plastic straws in every drink: an example of extreme waste being generated for minimal convenience.

These short-lived tools are usually dropped into a garbage can with no further thought, instantly becoming a source of plastic pollution.

We can do better than that. Don't you agree? 

Earth Island's Plastic Pollution Coalition and the Last Plastic Straw challenge you to refuse single-use plastic during the month of July and beyond.

Start now and take the 'No' Plastic Straw Pledge this July.

#noplasticstraw #skipthestraw #strawlessocean

Earth Island Updates

Rim Fire Burn Area Under Attack Again! Comments Due by June 26th 2017

Great Transitions roundtable on Global Capitalism

Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Wildlife-killing Program in California

Becky Weed Ranching with Wildlife

Shark Stewards on Sharks at the United Nations

Building planned dams will significantly and irreversibly damage the environment

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