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Jul 21, 2017
Mary Brown, a preservation planner who excelled at distilling the qualities of everything from Golden Gate Park to Sam Jordan’s Bar, died of lung cancer in San Francisco on Dec. 10. She was 46. In her seven years with San Francisco’s Planning Department, Ms. Brown was the author of unusually...Read more >
Jul 17, 2017
To slow climate change, lawmakers in a handful of states are proposing bills or passing laws that convert their local electricity grids to renewable sources. ... "Electrifying buildings is really the next frontier,” Rachel Golden, an organizer with Sierra Club’s California chapter, tells...Read more >
Jul 17, 2017
Among her many accomplishments bridging her love of science and public service, Fellow Karen Levy's most recent is her selection as a fellow of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute (LLI) for Public Engagement with Science. “The best way to maintain public support for science is for people to understand it,” Levy says, “to understand the underlying scientific process, to learn about exciting discoveries, and to understand how it affects their own lives.”Read more >

Upcoming Events

August 30, 2017 - 12:30pm
WebEx Meeting Center
Our networking calls provide an informal way for Fellows and their colleagues to connect with each...Read more >
September 13, 2017 - 12:30pm
WebEx Meeting Center
Our networking calls provide an informal way for Fellows and their colleagues to connect with each...Read more >
September 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA
The fall retreats are the cornerstone event of the Switzer Fellowship Network, in which we welcome...Read more >

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