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Oct 29, 2020
As Election Day approaches, we are pleased to share the news that the Switzer Foundation has joined our peers in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors to provide paid time off for our staff to vote and volunteer in nonpartisan engagement efforts tied to the election. Specifically, we have updated...Read more >
Oct 27, 2020
Antarctica has been a beacon of international diplomacy, scientific and peaceful cooperation for 60 years. History will judge us harshly if we fail to protect the world’s last large and unique wilderness, writes Cassandra Brooks and participants in the Homeward Bound Project on which she served as a faculty member.Read more >
Oct 10, 2020
Editor's note: The following piece authored by Anna Robuck was first published on The Hill's website . During a time of cultural and political polarization, a class of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, may be one of the few commonalities shared by all Americans. These...Read more >
Sep 28, 2020
As part of our effort to better align our investments with our mission, the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation is committed to engaging in shareholder resolutions that encourage companies to strengthen or adopt new policies and practices to improve environmental quality. In November 2019, for...Read more >
Sep 10, 2020
Nigel Golden was a co-author on a new peer-reviewed article that argues that efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the geosciences must be rooted in a common understanding of the role of harm and justice in the field's vision of diversity. The authors provide three principles and a set of recommendations that are widely applicable and relevant to the cultural and historical specificities of the field.Read more >
Sep 1, 2020
2020 has been a year of awakening; exposing the pervasiveness of inequity and codified discrimination in our nation and world. As our nation begins to reckon with its newfound understanding of injustice, its institutions have often placed the burden of diversifying and fostering equitable and...Read more >
Aug 15, 2020
Kristen Goodrich is the lead author of an opinion article in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability that synthesizes 'who' boundary spanners are and how to build greater support for them.Read more >
Aug 14, 2020
Never before have we sprayed so much of a chemical on our food, on our yards, on our children’s playgrounds. So it’s no surprise that Roundup – the world’s most widely used weedkiller – shows up in our bodies. What is perhaps surprising is how easy it is to get it out.Read more >
Aug 14, 2020
Angee Doerr recently published an article in Conservation Letters, writing: Recent warnings from scientists suggest there is limited time to enact policies to avert wide‐ranging ecological and social damage from climate change. In the United States, discussions about comprehensive national policies...Read more >
Aug 3, 2020
New Switzer Fellows Christina De Jesús Villanueva and Luis Alexis Rodríguez-Cruz recently collaborated on publishing an op-ed in El Nuevo Día , the newspaper with the highest circulation in Puerto Rico. The op-ed, about the impact of green iguanas on agriculture, resulted in a reported piece. The...Read more >

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