Foundation News Archives: October 2019

Oct 17, 2019
In a new opinion piece in The New York Times, Fellow Frank Lowenstein and colleagues argue that trees are some of our best allies in solving the climate crisis.Read more >
Oct 17, 2019
Editor's note: Fellow Kevin Kennedy has published a report, Putting a Price on Carbon: Evaluating A Carbon Price and Complementary Policies for a 1.5° World , for the World Resources Institute website . Read the Executive Summary and download the full report. The increasing effects of climate...Read more >
Oct 16, 2019
This week, I am celebrating my three-month anniversary as Executive Director of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. Having just made a major career transition, I decided to focus my first On Leadership post on my own leadership story, on how I arrived in this role, shifting from being a...Read more >
Oct 2, 2019
Fellow Ayana Elizabeth Johnson spoke at the September 20th Climate Strike in New York City where, she says, "I was the oldest person to address a gloriously large and diverse crowd."Read more >
Oct 2, 2019
We need a new model for the National School Lunch Program that provides cafeteria workers with access to longer hours, higher wages and more meaningful work, writes Fellow Jennifer Gaddis in The Guardian. Only then can we begin to realize the potential of the program to reduce the long-term cost of preventable dietary diseases, encourage environmentally and economically sustainable diets, and create good middle-class jobs across the food chain.Read more >
Oct 2, 2019
The most recent IPCC report on the ocean and cryosphere is among dozens released during the last 30 years, but its message is the most bold and urgent to date: If the world’s nations do not act with urgency, we – and future generations – will suffer from these changes. What can we do?, asks Fellow Cassandra Brooks.Read more >
Oct 2, 2019
Groundwater pumping has caused stream flow in U.S. rivers to decline by as much as half over the last century, according to new research by a University of Arizona hydrologist that strengthens the connection between groundwater and surface water. The research confirms that groundwater losses,...Read more >

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