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May 17, 2022
In addition to the environmental impact of single-use waste, foodware can contain toxic chemicals that can lead to serious health issues, including reproductive and developmental toxicity, autoimmune and metabolic disorders, respiratory issues, neurodevelopmental effects, and cancer.Read more >
May 5, 2022
Jennifer Gaddis on how the federal child nutrition program is at risk, and investment in a better model would help.Read more >
May 5, 2022
"Inequity is a choice that we make as a global society through the economic systems that we hold up as legitimate," Paloma Henriques argues in her articles for Spire's 2022 issue on minimum and maximum economic thresholds.Read more >
May 4, 2022
In this talk, Clara Fang explored where we are in the climate movement in terms of diversity and inclusion and how we can foster a movement with more belonging and justice for all using results from her research surveying members, volunteers and supporters of climate organizations.Read more >
Mar 15, 2022
Becoming a JEDI Master: Journey Toward a More Equitable Future sought to develop an open-source, accessible toolkit that could be utilized by Switzer Fellows and other environmental practitioners seeking to further individual and organizational understanding of the principles of justice, equity,...Read more >
Mar 5, 2022
To continue to lift its population out of poverty, India should give its energy ministries a new mandate—moving the country away from coal and toward a more sustainable economy.Read more >
Mar 2, 2022
With the transition to my leadership , the Board of Trustees recognized the need for a comprehensive review of the Switzer Foundation’s strategies, programs, and impacts. It has been nearly a decade since the foundation has engaged in strategic planning or program evaluation, and our network and...Read more >
Feb 14, 2022
Although an all-time high of $14 trillion in deposits is sitting in U.S. banks, estimates suggest that less than 1% of those funds are in socially impactful options . As part of our continued efforts to align all our practices with our values to improve environmental quality and advance social...Read more >
Jan 27, 2022
Last year, the foundation committed to transitioning our checking account and credit cards to a new bank as part of an ongoing effort to align all of our practices, from programmatic to administrative, with our values to improve environmental quality and advance social equity. We have now completed...Read more >
Nov 18, 2021
From fires to floods and vaccines to food security, many issues that scientists and science communicators work on are highly emotional, often contentious and sometimes traumatizing, with high stakes for practitioners -- who are often in precarious positions -- and communities alike. Relating,...Read more >

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