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Neil Young Concert Tour: The Monsanto Years
July 8-22, 2015
Multiple locations nationwide

The Center is partnering with a musical legend to further a shared mission: to protect species great and small.

Whether it’s lines like, "Chevron millions going to the pipeline politicians" or, "All the beautiful fish in the deep blue sea dying,” the lyrics from Neil Young’s latest album address precisely the issues that the Center for Biological Diversity has beeen fightingto address for more than 25 years. His January 2015 release of the album The Monsanto Years marks an important and much-appreciated milestone in the environmental awareness of the music industry.  The Center supports the themes and overall message of Neil Young’s recent work and hopes to contribute to the national dialogue regarding fossil fuels, biodiversity and agribusiness.  

Neil Young has graciously invited the Center to join him as he tours across the country, from Colorado to Massachusetts.  You'll be able to find us — and maybe even Frostpaw the Polar Bear — tabling and sharing information about our work at each concert venue.  Accompanying Mr. Young on stage are special guests Band of Horses, Promise of the Real and Puss n Boots.  

Here's a list of Neil Young's tour dates and the locations where the Center will be represented:

Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO, with Promise of the Real, Band of Horses

Thursday, July 9 at 7:30: Red Rock Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO, with Promise of the Real, Band of Horses

Saturday, July 11 at 7:30: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE

Monday, July 13 at 7:30: Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH, with Promise of the Real, Band of Horses

Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30: DTE Energy Music Theater, Clarkston, MI, with Band of Horses

Thursday, July 16 at 7:30: Susquehanna, Camden, NJ, with Promise of the Real, Band of Horses

Friday, July 17 at 7:30: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY, ,with Puss n Boots

Sunday, July 19 at 7:30: Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT

Tuesday, July 21 at 7:30: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, with Puss n Boots

Wednesday, July 22 at 7:30: Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA, with Promise of the Real, Puss n Boots

General information:

Advance Prices:
General Admission SRO Pit: $83.75
Track Seats: $83.75
Grandstand: $66.00
GA Bleachers: $41.75
Price includes box office charge, facility fee and parking
State tax additional.
Day of show prices are $4 additional.
Grounds open at 4:30 p.m.; gates open at 6 p.m.; shows start at 7:30 p.m.

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• July 8-22: Neil Young Concert Tour: The Monsanto Years (nationwide)
• July 15: "The Changing World of Greater Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears" (WY)
• Ongoing: Join the Center’s #OurLands Campaign
• Ongoing: Host a Population and Sustainability Event With Our Endangered Species Condoms Resources (worldwide)

• Ongoing: Host an Action to Stop Keystone (nationwide)
• Ongoing: The Pollination Project Giving Seed Grants to Fund Social Change Projects (worldwide, online)
• Ongoing: Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking (worldwide)
• Ongoing: Gasland II: The Film (worldwide)

 

"The Changing World of Greater Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears"
July 15, 2015
Jackson, Wyyoming

The future of grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region is at a pivotal point. Please join the Sierra Club, Wyoming Wildlife Advocates, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Cougar Fund for an engaging event about the uniqueness and vulnerability of Greater Yellowstone's grizzly bears. 

The event — called "The Changing World of Greater Yellowstone's Grizzly Bears" — will feature a presentation by grizzly bear expert Dr. David Mattson, and the short film Always Endangered by Jim Laybourn about the life of grizzly "399." 

When: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)

Where: National Museum of Wildlife Art, 2820 Rungius Rd., Jackson, WY 83001

Cost: This event is free and open to the public. 

RSVP to the Center's Andrea Santarsiere.  

Learn more about the Center's work to save grizzly bears.

 

Join the Center’s #OurLands Campaign
Ongoing
Nationwide

It’s time to celebrate our public lands.

Our public lands make up more than a quarter of America’s landmass — a vast network of forests, rivers, deserts and grasslandsthat belong to the people, not corporations — and whose wellbeing we entrust to our federal agencies.

These are the lands we visit to experience beauty, solitude and quiet — to share time with our families, recreate with friends and seek out adventure. Our public lands clean our air, form the headwaters for our rivers, and cradle the wildlife and ecosystems whose health is linked to our own.

But too often the influence of extractive industries — oil, gas, mining, logging, and livestock — causes our public lands to be treated like their commodities. Damage to ecosystems, plants, animals and our climate can be irretrievable. 
That’s unacceptable. We must do better.

So we’re asking you to join us in a new social media campaign — called #OurLands — celebrating a better vision for our public lands — one that puts the health of our land, climate, wildlife and water first — and ends needless, harmful industrialization. #OurLands asks you to visit nearby parks, forests and monuments and take photos of the landscapes and species you value, enjoy and work to protect.

Our campaign kicked off on America’s 21st annual National Public Lands Day (September 27), when many parks offered celebratory events and volunteer opportunities. But that was only the beginning: We want all of you to celebrate public lands throughout the year.

Let’s get out there. Let’s enjoy the beauty of our public lands with family and friends, or volunteer for a day on these lands’ behalf — and show each other how we’re doing it with photographic evidence.

Post your photos of your favorite public lands on Instagram or Twitter and tag the Center using @CenterforBioDiv and add the hashtag #OurLands. Include captions about these places and the species you support.

Check out our #OurLands Web page.

Learn more about the Center’s Public Lands program.

 

Host a Population and Sustainability Event With Our Endangered Species Condoms Resources
Ongoing
Worldwide

The Center’s Endangered Species Condoms are a fun, unique way to get people talking about the link between human population growth and the extinction of rare species. With more than 7 billion people on the planet and counting, this is a conversation we need to have now.

Check out our Endangered Species Condoms Toolkit page for downloadable resources and valuable information to help you start talking about population, overconsumption and the extinction crisis.

Learn more about our Population and Sustainabily program.

 

Host an Action to Stop Keystone
Ongoing
Nationwide


If we're going to defeat the destructive juggernaut that is Keystone XL, it's time to get real: It's going to take a lot more than petitions and comments. We have to make our objections public and visible.

Say “No Keystone XL” by hosting an event to spread the word about the disastrous tar-sands pipeline. This could be as simple as organizing a polar bear protest at your farmers' market, asking your school or work to hold an event against Keystone, or doing a sit-in at your local park. It's going to take each of us, speaking out in our hometowns, to make a difference.

If you sign up to help do an event, you'll automatically be emailed all the resources you need to mobilize your community — from yard signs to polar bear masks to cut out, talking points, factsheets and pledge sign-up forms.

We'll give you all the tools you need, so please sign up to host an action against Keystone XL now

Learn more about the Keystone XL pipeline.

 

The Pollination Project Giving Seed Grants to Fund Social Change Projects
Ongoing
Worldwide, online

The Pollination Project, an ally of the Center for Biological Diversity, provides $1,000 startup grants to individual change-makers and projects that promote compassion around the world.

Since the organization started on January 1, 2013, The Pollination Project has provided funding to nearly 1,000 seed grants in 55 countries. Its grantees have gone on to win prestigious awards, be featured in international news outlets and gain additional financial support. Many of these grantees say that it was The Pollination Project's belief in them that helped their projects grow.

Learn more about grants at The Pollination Project website and apply for a grant here.

 

Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking
Ongoing
Worldwide

Amphibians around the world are disappearing, and nearly a third are threatened with extinction. To better understand and conserve these animals, scientists need more information on their locations. And what better way to get the right info from around the globe than through people like you?

The Center has joined other conservation organizations to launch a Web-based social networking effort dubbed the Global Amphibian BioBlitz. The BioBlitz website allows amateur naturalists from around the world to submit their amphibian photographs, along with dates and locations. The site's lofty aim? To take a census of the world's amphibians and discover which species are still here, and where — so we can make sure they stay here. With your help.

Help save frogs, toads and salamanders — and have fun at the same time — by submitting your observations to the Global Amphibian BioBlitz now. Then learn about the Center's own Amphibian Conservation campaign and get more about the BioBlitz from UC Berkeley.

 

Gasland II: The Film
Now playing
Worldwide

Fimmaker Josh Fox galvanized the world against fracking with his film Gasland. Now, he's doing it again with the sequel Gasland II — but this time, he's targeting another level ofcontamination due to fracking: "The contamination of our democracy through the intense influence of oil and gas corporations on our political system.

"The result," says the film's website, "is every bit as shocking as the first film."

Gasland II is now being shown in various cities. Learn more about the film, watch a trailer, see where it's playing and even host a screening of our own at the Gasland II website.

Learn more about the Center's campaign against fracking.

 

Penguin banner photo by Michael Van Woert; Neil Young photo courtesy Flickr/NRK P3