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Aug 29, 2022
The Switzer Foundation has created a land acknowledgement, as well this post about its purpose and the process of crafting it during a time without physical gatherings. We welcome feedback from the network on the acknowledgement and hope to open discussion on this topic.Read more >
Jul 28, 2022
The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation has created a Code of Conduct, which establishes norms and expectations for participation in virtual and in-person communication, meetings, and events sponsored by the foundation. We continue to welcome feedback and suggestions from the network at any time.Read more >
Jul 27, 2022
We’re excited to welcome three new members to the Switzer Foundation’s Board of Trustees this year: Michael Billingsley, Ekow Edzie and Roger Perez. We invite everyone to learn more about our new trustees and their inspiration as leaders within the Switzer Network in their responses to the...Read more >
Jul 26, 2022
Increasing awareness of overfishing, habitat loss, pollution, labor abuses, and issues of equity and access in fisheries has created space for the emergence and proliferation of third-party sustainability certifications for seafood. Yet these "voluntary” measures, typically created by non-...Read more >
May 25, 2022
Christian Cooper. George Floyd. Renaming institutions. Reparations. What does the environment have to do with it? How do we meet this moment? Drawing from her book, Black Faces, White Spaces , her relationships “in the field”, her lived experience, and this moment of reckoning, Dr. Finney explores...Read more >
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 >

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