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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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Green Schoolyards America joins Earth Island Sponsorship

Have you ever considered the environmental impact of thousands of acres of hot barren asphalt on children’s urban schoolyards across the country, or what their everyday learning experience is like with a traditional, paved schoolyard?

It’s drastically different than the impact of a Living School Grounds, that landscape architect Sharon Danks of Green Schoolyards America and her colleagues around the world are building to bring nature back to cities and suburbs by transforming barren asphalt and ordinary grass into vibrant environments for learning and play.

"Living school grounds are richly layered outdoor environments that strengthen local ecological systems while providing place-based, hands-on learning resources for children and youth of all ages. They are child-centered places that foster empathy, exploration, adventure and a wide range of play and social opportunities, while enhancing health and well-being and engaging the community.”

Experience the rich before and after transformations they’ve created by partnerships with school districts, public agencies, architects and engineers to develop city- and state-wide initiatives here.

Earth Island Updates

UC Berkeley Interns Grow As Environmental Educators and Leaders

Wildfire Science Briefing to U.S. Congressional Offices a Success

Drew Harwell // Listening with Deer Ears for the Song-Sparrow Song, Mentoring the Next Generation through Nature

Tell Congress to SUPPORT a US Shark Fin Trade Ban

Let Us Cook You Dinner!

KILLING GAMES ~ Wildlife In The Crosshairs Has Entered the Film Festival Circuit

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