Earth Island News
Earth Island project reports
Billy Parish, a former Brower Youth Awards winner and the founder of Energy Action, was featured in the November 3 issue of Rolling Stone. The profile was part of an article called “Warriors and Heroes,” which selected Parish as one of the planet’s 25 leaders in the fight against global warming, putting him in the same category as Tony Blair, Al Gore, and Amory Lovins.
Join the Bay Area Wilderness Training Climb Team on Mt. Rainier or Mt. Shasta in 2006 and help at-risk urban youth get out of the city and into the woods. Climbers pledge to raise at least $2,500, which will go directly to help local youth experience life-changing wilderness trips. BAWT provides all gear, food and professional guides. No previous mountaineering experience necessary. Discounts available for early-bird registration, students, returning climbers and climbers who bring friends. Contact Roger or go to www.bawt.org for full details.
Brian Williams, director of the Red Panda Project, traveled to Nepal November 13 to 24 to present a paper at the Society for Conservation Biology’s Asia section meeting on the importance of the red panda to Himalayan biodiversity conservation. Williams will be working with Nepal’s Department of Forests on a proposal for the creation of the Singhalila Red Panda Community Conservation Area, the world’s first protected area dedicated to the red panda.
Former Earth Island Journal intern Adam Spangler recently landed a job at Vanity Fair in New York City… congratulations, Adam! Information about internship opportunities is available at earthisland.org.
Earth Island Journal was honored for its long-time leadership in environmentally friendly magazine production at the Folio awards banquet in New York on November 1. EIJ took the silver medal in the first-ever Aveda Environmental Awards.
Earth Island’s newest project is Women’s Global Green Action Network. Founders Melinda Kramer and Mary Rose Kaczorowski created their organization to empower and unite women who are working in various capacities on issues concerning environmental, economic, and social justice. WGGAN seeks to provide these women with access to information, services, and tools to increase their collective power and assist them to create greater impact at the local, regional, and global level. More details can be found at www.wggan.org
Dagoba Chocolate, a long-time advertiser in Earth Island Journal, recently received the Responsible Business Award and the Spirit of Organic Award in recognition of its leadership in sustainable practices. The awards were presented at the Natural Products Expo East. And one of the products available on goodhumans.com, another of our supporters, was recently featured in Time as a great environmentally friendly gift. Please patronize our advertisers! Their unwavering support makes publishing the Journal possible.