Earth Guardians bay area Coalition
Earth Guardians Bay Area is one of the many crews around the world empowering the younger generations to become aware with current issues affecting our way of life, and finding that transition to create a meaningful impact in our own community. We are an intergenerational and interracial group whose focus is directed towards environmental, social justice issues, and committing our time to get involved with positive impactful movements or organizing.
Our youth director Isabella Zizi became a RYSE (Rising Youth for a Sustainable Earth) youth council member in April 2016 which is a diverse movement of young climate leaders taking the initiative leadership role in their communities and to empower other youth to do the same. RYSE inspired Isabella to create her own chapter where she lives which is full of active community involvement raising awareness with all issues. EG Bay Area finds it important to get involved in their community, and to not be afraid to speak up about issues that are out of the norm.
Contact the crew for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are they up to?
EG Bay Area helped collect trash at coastal cleanups along the San Francisco Bays, hosted open mics, volunteered at a local farm, hosted a tie-dye making event, joined in on prayer, and contemplation during refinery healing walks with Idle No More SF Bay, and attended conferences like Bioneers, Soil Not Oil, and UNITY, with many more opportunities on the way!
March 22nd: Ohlone Berkeley Shellmound Teach-in & Prayer Walk
Join your Ohlone sisters & brothers, Indigenous Women of the Americas Treaty signers and your relatives for prayers, a teach-in, round dance and prayer walk to save the Berkeley Shellmound.
The Ohlone Berkeley Shellmound is over 5,700 year old. It is the last shellmound in the San Francisco Bay Area. The sacred site and the ancestors buried there must be protected. The shellmound is located across the street from Spenger's Restaurant in Berkeley, California. It is covered by a parking lot. A developer wants to build commerical and residential units on top of the shellmound. We say no. Join us.
We will meet at 4:00 p.m. at the Berkeley City Offices on Milvia Street for prayers, a teach-in and a round dance. Afterward we will walk 1.8 miles in prayer to the shellmound for speakers, song and prayers. Earth Guardians Bay Area will be there.
Learn more and RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1773806076281799/
March 24th-25th: 2nd Annual Indigenous Seeds of the Americas Youth Summit
March 27th: March New Moon Ceremony
This will be the 19th Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty New Moon Ceremony since the signing of the treaty on September 27, 2015.
"We call upon our sisters and their allies around the world to gather together on each new moon to pray for the sacred system of life, guidance and wisdom." These words come from the historic Indigenous Women of the Americas - Defending Mother Earth Treaty Compact of 2015, which was signed on the day of the fourth Blood Moon, the Harvest Moon and the total eclipse on Sunday, September 27, 2015 on Lenape Territory in New York City.
Read the entire Treaty here: www.IndigenousWomenRising.org
April 8th: first refinery healing walk from Pittsburg to Benicia (Koch carbon to shell and Tesoro refineries)
April 21st: Earth Day Action for Environmental and Climate Justice
Save the Date!! Call to Action!!! Tell Trump and his Billionaire & Polluter Cronies:
- STOP Environmental Racism and Injustice!
- Protect our Air, Water, Climate, Health, and Communities, NOT Polluters!
Earth Day Action for Environmental and Climate Justice!
Friday, April 21st 2017
US EPA Region IX Office
75 Hawthorne St. San Francisco
(between 2nd/3rd and Howard/Folsom Streets, near Montgomery BART/MUNI)
Sponsored by the California Environmental Justice Coalition (CEJC)
Past projects and events:
Fundraiser for #NODAPL Climate Activists
Earth Guardians Bay area crew lead, Isabella Zizi, was asked to kick off this event to speak about local actions she helped organize around NODAPL, promote the idle no more sf Bay refinery healing walks and new moon ceremonies. The 5 activists that shut down the different tar sands will be speaking at this fundraiser as well.
4TH annual gathering with NERDS (Native Education Raising Dedicated Students)
Earth Guardians Bay area had an information booth at this year's 4th annual NERDS event. The event took place on Sunday, February 12 2017, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PMat 12222 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson, California, United States. Isabella was also asked to hold a breakout session with Dahkota Brown about youth activism and it's called "Activism IS for everyone!" they encouraged youth to stand up, take action, and create a change for the future whether it was about environmental issues or cultural racism/appropriation.