• Save the Dates!
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    Save the Dates!

    Fellows' Fall Retreats in New England and California are right around the corner! Registration will open soon and agendas will be posted in August.

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  • Subsidies in the Wrong Places Skew Renewable Energy’s Power
    Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

    Joe Aldy Op-Ed in New York Times

    2003 Fellow Joe Aldy says subsidies in the wrong places skew renewable energy's power.

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  • The Switzer Foundation: 30 Years of Environmental Leadership!
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    The Switzer Foundation: 30 Years of Environmental Leadership!

    In the last few months, we have hosted a whirlwind of events celebrating the Foundation’s 30th anniversary. 

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2016 Fellows announced! Read more about them and current grants.

Leadership Story

Marissa McMahan: Straight from the Scientist

Earlier this spring, COMPASS led a policy communications training for the Switzer Fellows in Washington, D.C. that included practicing communication skills and learning about the world of policymakers, and was capped by meetings with policymakers on Capitol Hill. Marissa McMahan, a graduate student at Northeastern University who is studying the northern range expansion of black sea bass and how that affects both human and ecological systems in the Gulf of Maine, talks more about her experience in D.C.

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Jun 30, 2016
A proposed warehouse facility the size of 700 football fields has prompted at least 10 lawsuits, with critics saying it would mark a major setback in the fight to clean up Southern California’s...Read more >
Jun 30, 2016
Chris Madsen needed a career change. After owning and operating his own construction business for over 20 years, a hand injury propelled him to look in other directions. At 45, the father of two...Read more >
Jun 29, 2016
Climate change-related food scarcity can lead to 500,000 deaths around the world by 2050, a new study has found. The research was the first to come up with an estimated number of deaths, based on...Read more >
Jun 29, 2016
It’s music to an environmentalist’s ears: Six Flags Great Adventure wants to power its park with solar energy by installing a solar panel farm on a portion of the 134 acres of land it...Read more >

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