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Nov 8, 2010
The Central Valley region of California is at the center of several critical environmental management, agriculture and water policy issues and will be the focus of the Spring 2011 California Switzer Fellowship Network Spring Retreat and Study Tour. The annual spring retreat is an opportunity for...Read more >
Oct 7, 2010
Thanks to all of our New England Fall Retreat participants for 2010! We had another great weekend filled with learning, networking, hot tubbing, campfiring, and hearing a great story from our fabulous keynote speaker, Eric Jay Dolin. Click here for a link to the complete set of photos (and...Read more >
Jul 28, 2010
The Switzer Foundation has issued a press release announcing the 2010 Switzer Fellows, as well as recent Leadership Grants and Collaborative Initiatives Fund grants. Read moreRead more >
Jul 7, 2010
This year is the 25th anniversary of the Switzer Foundation and one of the great outcomes of this 25 year history is the Network of over 470 Fellows whose work supports a broad range of environmental issues in public and private sectors. One of the themes we aim to explore this year, is how to...Read more >
Jun 9, 2010
Six new Leadership Grants were awarded in May, covering invasive species, whale conservation, river restoration and floodplain management, green chemicals policy, energy efficiency, and land conservation and rural economic development. Stay tuned for grant summaries to be posted shortly!Read more >
May 13, 2010
If the questions surrounding the feasibility of utilizing stormwater runoff for groundwater recharge could be resolved, the result may be greater self-sufficiency for the Los Angeles Basin in terms of water supply reliability.Read more >
May 13, 2010
Innovations in technology have to date primarily been driven by consumer demand for smaller, lighter, and faster gadgets, especially those that are loaded with the latest features. As a society, we have benefited from technological advances that increase efficiency, add new communications capabilities, create life-saving devices, and more. However, there is a dark side to the electronics industry that remains hidden as we as consumers happily shop for our shiny new toys: waste.Read more >
May 5, 2010
See photos from our two-day policy training in D.C . , in conjunction with the Environmental Leadership Program.Read more >
Mar 23, 2010
Switzer Fellow Dr. Lara Hansen and her colleague, Dr. Jennifer Hoffman , both of EcoAdapt , presented their work on climate change adaptation and the challenges faced by practitioners and resource managers. Drs. Hansen and Hoffman also presented a new tool they are developing to help the adaptation...Read more >
Feb 16, 2010
The audio file and the powerpoint used in the February 16th webinar, Innovative Solutions to Climate Change: Green Jobs and Energy Efficienc y, led by 2001 Switzer Fellow Jeremy Hays are now available. Click on the link below for the powerpoint, and contact Erin for the audio file (file size...Read more >

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