Posts by Briana Villalobos

EPIC Summer Events

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
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Each Summer, EPIC’s staff, board, and volunteers share their love for the wild all across the North Coast! Catch us tabling at your favorite music festival, leading a bilingual hike along your favorite swimming spot, and hosting our second annual EPIC Base Camp. We are pleased to present new merchandise for the summer season—including car bumper stickers, and a re-release of our beloved “Save Richardson Grove” t-shirts. Check out our EPIC summer happenings!


EPIC Forest Prom Court Nominees

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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We have selected 6 wonderful enviro-nominees to fight for the EPIC Forest Prom crown—and they need YOUR votes to win! Join EPIC’s Forest Prom this Saturday, April 28th to cast your vote. Like any election, your dollar matters. Each nominee will have an EPIC donation jar set up at the bar, and whoever garners the most donations by the end of the night wins!


Buy Your Tickets for EPIC’s Forest Prom!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Join us for EPIC’s Forest Prom Saturday, April 28th at the Veterans Hall in Arcata.This redwood carpet affair will provide an experience you do not want to miss! Whether you never went to your High School Prom, desperately want a “do over”, or just want to have a good time, this event promises to create lasting memories all in support of EPIC’s efforts to protect and restore the forests of Northcoast California. EPIC Forest Prom is ALL AGES!


EPIC & Latino Outdoors Redwood Hike Series & Outdoor Skills Training

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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The Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) and Latino Outdoors are pleased to present a series of bilingual interpretative hikes and associated outdoor skills training workshops to connect diverse communities with nature and outdoor experiences. All events are free and open to all ages.


EPIC Membership Mixer

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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Want to learn more about forest conservation on the North Coast? EPIC members, volunteers, and tree lovers are encouraged to meet the local environmental community for a mixer, February 9th from 6-9pm! Meet our Board and Staff and hear about our exciting new programs for 2018.


Keep California Great

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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EPIC is hitting the summer festival circuit to Keep California Great! This summer EPIC is collecting postcards to send to Senator Kevin de León in support of SB 49 and SB 50. SB 49 and SB 50 were designed to preserve California’s natural environment against Trump’s cynical rollbacks of federal environmental protections. Together the two bills Trump–proof California environmental law and help protect and preserve our public lands and wild places.


Action Alert: Protect Our National Monuments!

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Take Action Now: Over the weekend, the Trump Administration initiated the process to review 27 national monuments—threatening areas of cultural and native significance, immense biodiversity, and expansive recreational use. We oppose any rollbacks on our public lands, and need your help to stop them. Our own neighborly Cascade-Siskiyou and Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monuments are on the chopping block. Trump intends to shrink or eliminate these monuments to open up fossil fuel development, industrial logging, drilling, and mining. These attacks on our public lands are an injustice to every life that enjoys these public places.


EPIC Spring Social Potluck

Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Join EPIC staff and board on April 28th for a membership mixer and potluck dinner with Darren Speece, author of Defending Giants. Festivities begin at 6pm, as we enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and talk about EPIC’s current projects and vision for the future. At 7pm Darren Speece will read his account of the Redwood Wars, and EPIC history. We hope to see you there!


2016 EPIC Annual Report

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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The Environmental Protection Information Center is proud to present to you our 2016 Annual Report. The report includes an overview of some of our major accomplishments from last year, and a vision for what we plan to do in the coming year. In 2016 we had many victories: we started the year off with a rally to defend public lands, continued to advocate for Elk River and its residents, challenged the Westside timber sale, expanded our grazing monitoring project, engaged in the emerging Northwest Forest Plan Revision process, and developed and distributed 6,000 Humboldt County Farmer’s Compliance Handbooks to the masses.


Intersectional Ecofeminism: Environmentalism for Everybody

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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The Women’s March made an impression on everyone, but not without some important critiques. The success of the march set the precedent for the Science March, Peoples Climate March, and any other future collective efforts. However, one important question lingered as the crowds dissipated: was the mainstream feminist movement finally ready to treat the perspectives and experiences of all self-identifying females, of differing races, sexes, and classes with the same gravity of those as their counterparts—and what does this mean for environmentalist movements whom have been historically female driven?


The Importance of Exercising Transinclusive Dialogue in Environmentalist Movements

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Trans-Lives-matter In light of the recent tragedy of the Orlando shootings and reoccurring attacks of the LGBTQ community, this article aims to educate how the environmentalist movement can be inclusive to LGBTQ individuals, and further ensure transinclusive dialogue through academic or non formal attempts of social and environmental sustainability. It is crucial at this point of our social and political climate to be introspective and reflective on how mainstream movements have a tendency to reflect culturally dominant ideas, and therefore exclude many of the voices that fall within the gender spectrum.