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IslandWire: 4 October, 2018

The BYA Ceremony is 12 Days Away. Get your Tickets!

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Earth Island's big annual event, the Brower Youth Awards ceremony, is less than two weeks away! Come celebrate the next generation of environmental activists with us on October 16 at San Francisco's beautiful Herbst Theater. This year's theme is “Grow the Movement,” an expression of support for the cultural and environmental warriors who are galvanizing change across the country. Tickets to the ceremony are FREE. You are also invited to meet the BYA winners at a special reception preceding the awards ceremony. Register for your free awards ticket and purchase your reception ticket today.


Welcoming Women for Wildlife

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Please join Earth Island in welcoming its newest project, Women for Wildlife and project director Jennifer Palmer. Women for Wildlife is an international movement to support, empower, and unite women and girls around the world who are passionately devoted to wildlife and conservation. The organization highlights visionaries in the wildlife conservation field, creates regional Women for Wildlife chapters, and host Girls in Science programs as well as trainings designed to help women thrive as conservation leaders. Palmer is currently on an expedition in southern Africa focused on promoting promising models of wildlife conservation led by women throughout the region.


Designing Green Schools for Mental Health

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For 50 years, research has correlated access to nature with reduced aggression, crime, and stress, as well as increased social cohesion. This knowledge, however, has not yet reached many educators, communities, or school designers. Please join Earth Island's Green Schoolyards America on October 11 in Los Angeles for a one-day, interdisciplinary event exploring the connections between school design and health. Groundbreaking researcher Dr. William Sullivan will speak about his findings on mental health and nature at the event. The program will also include a discussion of potential related policy changes and funding opportunities. Tickets are free for school and school district employees. Learn more and register.


Arbor Day Is Around the Corner

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Richmond Trees always loves to kick off the fall planting season on Richmond Arbor Day in October. This year the Earth Island project will come together with city staff and Groundwork Richmond at Dirt World on the Richmond Greenway. Come check out this brand-new public bike park and plant some trees with Richmond Trees on October 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Work with Food Shift

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Food Shift has some huge opportunities coming up and is calling on its community for support. Volunteer with the Earth Island project at events on October 7, 12, 13, 15, and 16. There are also paid opportunities available October 15 and 16. Email Rose Johnson for additional information. Thank you for supporting Food Shift!


Killing Games Continues Nationwide Campaign

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KILLING GAMES ~ Wildlife In The Crosshairs, the award-winning documentary by Earth Island's Project Coyote that exposes the gruesome spectacle of wildlife killing contests, continues its successful nationwide campaign. The film will be shown at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York City on October 19; at the Animal Film Festival On Tour in San Francisco on October 24; at the Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival in Milwaukee, on November 7 and 8; and at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour in Reno on November 9. After its festival campaign, KILLING GAMES will be available for public screenings. Learn more about hosting a screening in your community.


Celebrate with the John Muir Trail Foundation

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Join the John Muir Trail Foundation on October 28 for a release party for the new documentary Ode to Muir at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's Chico brewery. The Earth Island project will officially announce its partnership with Sierra Nevada at the event. Ode to Muir was filmed entirely on the John Muir Trail and makes the case that conservation of such high-elevation wilderness is critical. The John Muir Trail Foundation's mission is to do just that. Get your tickets for this fun event in Chico, and donate to the foundation today.  


Celebrating The Ohlone Way

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Earth Island's California Institute for Community, Art, and Nature invites you to join their fall program of events. Each gathering will feature outstanding special guests, delicious food, good conversation, and the playful exploration of ideas, culture, and social change. The first event will be held October 22 at 6:30 p.m. at The Berkeley Hillside Club. Project founder Malcolm Margolin and friends will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of his groundbreaking book, The Ohlone Way. There will be lively conversations about Ohlone history, vibrant present-day lives, and hopes for the future. Learn more about this event and get your tickets today.


The Best of Earth Island Journal

Get the latest environmental news from Earth Island Journal. Here are our favorite stories from the last two weeks:

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Most Popular: Take a Stand. Activist Julianne Perry writes about the parallels between the women's rights movement and the animal rights movement, and why she's taking on the animal agriculture industry.


Editors' Pick: Heavy Lifters. Reporter Amy Westervelt profiles six amazing women who are elevating women's voices within the male-dominated fields of climate science and policy.

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