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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 >
May 4, 2022
In this talk, Clara Fang explored where we are in the climate movement in terms of diversity and inclusion and how we can foster a movement with more belonging and justice for all using results from her research surveying members, volunteers and supporters of climate organizations.Read more >
Mar 15, 2022
Becoming a JEDI Master: Journey Toward a More Equitable Future sought to develop an open-source, accessible toolkit that could be utilized by Switzer Fellows and other environmental practitioners seeking to further individual and organizational understanding of the principles of justice, equity,...Read more >
Mar 5, 2022
To continue to lift its population out of poverty, India should give its energy ministries a new mandate—moving the country away from coal and toward a more sustainable economy.Read more >
Mar 2, 2022
With the transition to my leadership , the Board of Trustees recognized the need for a comprehensive review of the Switzer Foundation’s strategies, programs, and impacts. It has been nearly a decade since the foundation has engaged in strategic planning or program evaluation, and our network and...Read more >

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