Foundation News Archives: October 2014

Oct 26, 2014
The Switzer Foundation seeks to maximize positive environmental impact through individual and collective activities and leveraged grant resources. We partially funded 2011 Fellow Sarah Uhl's work with the Clean Air Task Force to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Her work helped lead to a major White House initiative. Watch our June 2014 webinar with Sarah, and read more about how her work influenced policy on this important greenhouse gas issue.Read more >
Oct 26, 2014
This spring we held a networking call to connect academic Fellows who are interested in expanding their schools' sustainability efforts. Nine Fellows attended the lively call, and topics ranged from how to get involved in a school's sustainability efforts to the details of applied social...Read more >
Oct 8, 2014
We are settling in to the peak fall foliage season here in Maine, and this time marks one of the most fulfilling parts of our annual cycle of activity here at the Foundation: the annual fall Fellows’ retreats in California and New England.Read more >
Oct 6, 2014
The policy “cycle” is made of complicated interactions between individuals, each with their own knowledge, perspective, and network. The process stops and starts, doubles back on itself, and gets stuck in iterative loops that appear to defy progress. The role science plays is equally complexRead more >
Oct 3, 2014
The Kenya Wildlife Service in collaboration with the Marine Parks and Reserves Unit of Tanzania are organizing a Regional Training Course in Strategic Adaptive Management for MPAs that will be held in Mafia Island Marine Park, Republic of Tanzania from 17-22 November 2014. Applications are invited...Read more >
Oct 3, 2014
What is the real meaning of the thousands of climate demonstrations around the world last month for President Obama and mainstream party politicians? Read Fellow John Berger's thoughts and an excerpt of his new book.Read more >

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