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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 Institute’s Project Support Program provides an opportunity for committed individuals and groups with a good idea to launch a project with us, or to gain sponsorship for an existing project.

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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

Better with Beavers
How partnerships with a rodent are helping restore watersheds in the Pacific Northwest.

Life at River Bottom
A freshwater mussel groupie ponders what the disappearance of these mollusks means for our ecosystems.

Hope’s Edge
Hope grows from knowing the future has yet to be written, and from doing our part to write it.

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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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Building Effective Solutions for Change

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Now more than ever, we need effective solutions that get to the root of the problem to address today’s complex environmental issues.

That’s why EFCWest’s capacity development trainings with communities, state agencies, Tribes, and grassroots organizations are so crucial. Using a systemic approach, they work with organizations to get out of silo thinking by building their capacity to access diverse stakeholders, increase funding, pursue new opportunities, manage their resources and plan for a successful future.

Understanding that communities should always drive solutions, EFCWest works with diverse local partners from the Native American Environmental Protection Coalition, with whom they are building climate resiliency with southwestern Tribes, to the Global Women’s Water Initiative, where they are offering a Master Leadership Class to women in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) arena in East Africa.

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Earth Island Updates

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