Foundation News Archives: June 2017

Jul 1, 2017
Fellow Kelly Levin says the process of opposing red and blue teams — the consensus on one side with an equal number of opponents on the other — might work well to encourage new ideas and test the strength of existing ideas but has no place in determining the science of a changing climate.Read more >
Jun 23, 2017
Fellow Sarah Myhre writes on what it means to her to be a trusted public source of information on climate change. She writes "you cannot just be a content expert. You must also be a person. To earn trust in the public eye, you have to disclose your conflicts of interest. You must embrace transparency. You must articulate the limits of your expertise. You must come to see the line separating evidence and your own ideology."Read more >
Jun 14, 2017
We may be past the news cycle that focused on the dramatic but not totally surprising move by President Trump to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement, but as a foundation long committed to environmental leadership, we see the signs of positive climate leadership that have been here all...Read more >
Jun 9, 2017
Fred Emmet Switzer, brother to Robert Switzer and inspirational leader in the early years of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation, passed away in March 2017 surrounded by his family of loving daughters. His wife, Shirley, was deceased in the prior year. Fred was a proud 94 at the time of his...Read more >
Jun 2, 2017
California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS) received two years of Switzer Leadership Grant support to launch a new staff position for Ildi Carlisle-Cummins as Director of the Cal Ag Roots program. Cal Ag Roots, created by Ildi, aims to put historical roots under current California food and farming movements by telling the stories of California's agricultural development in innovative, useful, and relevant ways.Read more >

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