Foundation News Archives: October 2019

Oct 31, 2019
This post was co-authored by Executive Director Sarah Reed and Program Director Erin Lloyd. The decision to change the eligibility requirements was approved by the foundation’s Executive Committee in October 2019. With the launch of the 2020 Switzer Fellowship application on November 1, we are...Read more >
Oct 30, 2019
The goal of American Bird Conservancy's project under this Switzer Network Innovation Grant was to develop a comprehensive community engagement strategy that would enable a fair and transparent consideration of a biotechnology approach to addressing the threat of avian malaria in Hawai'i. Hawai'i...Read more >
Oct 25, 2019
Permitting of linear oil and gas pipeline projects involves complex processes undertaken by a range of parties that are each working to address specific regulatory goals and requirements. In recent years, the growth of the natural gas industry has expanded pipeline development into states...Read more >
Oct 25, 2019
Fellow Frances Roberts-Gregory has a confession to make: She does not drive or own a car. For her, this approach is a part of a strategy to equip herself emotionally for inevitable future changes. The approach is also a part of her strategy to build deeper connections with her neighbors and colleagues so that she might survive the breakdown of systems and governance that she believes is likely to result from climate change.Read more >
Oct 23, 2019
Through this Switzer Leadership Grant, Lauren Richter contributed as a key member of the Silent Spring Institute PFAS research team. PFAS are a class of extremely persistent synthetic chemicals common in nonstick, stain-resistant, and waterproof consumer products and widely found in drinking water...Read more >
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 >

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