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The 18th Annual Brower Youth Awards


Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Awards is the most prestigious award in North America for emerging environmental leaders. Join us in honoring this year's six BYA winners as we celebrate their passion, leadership, and commitment to improving our shared environment. Our 18th Annual Brower Youth Awards is at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Save the Date!

When: Tuesday October 17, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Where: at the Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

For more information, follow this link to the BYA website.

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Break Bread with Acme Co-founder


Join EII’s Real Food Real Stories on for an evening of live storytelling with Steve Sullivan, co-founder of the Bay Area's beloved Acme Bread Company. We'll listen to Steve as he shares his journey into becoming a pioneer of the modern artisan bread movement over a shared meal and beverages sponsored by Airbnb. Sign up here!

When: Monday May 8, 2017 – 6:00 pm

Where: at Airbnb's SF HQ, 888 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103

For more information, visit this link.

Your Roots Are Showing - Stories on Food, Culture, & Ancestry


Celebrate the ancestral recipes and herstories of four women of color, prominent chefs in Oakland’s food movement, at this dynamic storytelling event. Join as we foster a space for marginalized communities to strategize acts of solidarity around food equity in our city.


  • Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, People’s Kitchen Collective
  • Aileen Suzara, Sariwa
  • Nikki Shaw, Flavor Caterer
  • Reem Assil, Reems California

Food + drinks will be provided
Suggested donation: $10 (no one will be turned away)
2 minute walk from BART

When: Wednesday May 10, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Where: at the Greenlining 360 Center, 360 14th St. Oakland, California

For more information, visit this link.

RFRS Picnic with Efren Avalos of Avalos Organic Farm


On Tuesday, May 16th, you're invited to a special evening of live storytelling, nourishing food, and community in Downtown Oakland.

Our featured storyteller is farm owner Efren Avalos of Avalos Organic Farm. Lend your ears and hearts as he shares his personal story coming into the US at 17 and came to own a 16-acre farm in Hollister, CA.

We will transform Core Kitchen's space into an indoor-outdoor evening "picnic," featuring a plant-based meal, including produce from Avalos Organic Farm and prepared by Core Kitchen, to help Efren convey his story through food. 

When: Tuesday May 16, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Where: Core Kitchen, Oakland, California

For more information, visit this link.