• From Ketchup to California Cuisine
    Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

    From Ketchup to California Cuisine

    Fellow Ildi Carlisle-Cummins explores how the mechanical tomato harvester prompted today's food movement.

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  • Hey scientist! Are you ready to talk to the media?
    On Communications

    Hey scientist! Are you ready to talk to the media?

    Sarah Moffitt shares some hard-won perspective about what works for her... and where she still needs practice.

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  • Race matters in environmental leadership
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    Race matters in environmental leadership

    Executive Director Lissa Widoff asks how we can begin to bridge perspectives as a Foundation in light of recent events in Charleston and church burnings in the south.

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Strengthening Resiliency in Sierra Nevada Meadows

Doug Johnson sees the increasingly severe drought in California as a chance to educate people about the importance of invasive plant management at the landscape level in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Sierras are an important source of water for all of California, with snowpack formed in winter melting over the spring and summer months and running down to the dry parts of the state. Invasives, some of which are known to be water hungry compared to competing vegetation, can reduce the capacity of Sierra meadows to perform this valuable function. For the state’s residents and agricultural industry, this could make a bad problem worse.

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Jul 29, 2015
Maine Fare 2015 and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance will present a Seafood Throwdow. In this Iron Chef-like event, Chefs Michele Levesque of El El Frijoles in Sargentville and Tom Sigler of...Read more >
Jul 29, 2015
A new report by Fellow Evan Hansen's company, Downstream Strategies, was featured in a recent article in West Virginia's The State Journal. Morgantown is leading the charge in saving energy...Read more >
Jul 29, 2015
In high school, Professor Elizabeth Hoover wanted to be a farmer. Instead, she became an anthropologist who studies the relationships between farming, environmental contamination and food. This story...Read more >
Jul 28, 2015
As the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China has made a number moves in the past year to reduce emissions and clean up its environment. Most recently, on June 30, Chinese Premier...Read more >

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