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Apr 7, 2021
I am pleased to introduce Cora Preston as the new Network Manager for the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. The Network Manager position is intended to cultivate Switzer Fellows’ engagement as participants, contributors, and leaders of the Switzer Network, by sustaining high-quality...Read more >
Mar 19, 2021
We have completed our search for the newly reimagined role of Network Manager within the foundation. We look forward to introducing you to our new colleague soon! In the meantime, we are writing to share about the best practices for equitable recruiting that we employed in our search process.Read more >
Mar 10, 2021
Brian Bowen has joined Volta Charging as a Director. He writes, "Electric vehicles are essential to tackling the climate crisis, and it’s an absolutely critical time for EV infrastructure. Volta’s brand-supported charging model helps to ensure that charging stations are conveniently located, highly...Read more >
Mar 6, 2021
Kartikeya Singh recently wrote a commentary piece for the Center for Strategic & International Studies' website called "Agenda for India's Green Recovery" in which he argues elements of India's fiscal policies coupled with cooperation of states can be leveraged to ensure India’s continued economic growth also supports its ecological security.Read more >
Feb 10, 2021
A week before the inauguration of the Biden-Harris administration, the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation invited the Climate Solutions Collaborative (C2C) of Confluence Philanthropy and the Rainforest Action Network to present a webinar on decarbonizing bank lending to the Switzer and Confluence members.Read more >
Jan 25, 2021
President Biden has an ambitious climate change and energy plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Yet, his agenda offers little on how to prepare for climate impacts, even after wildfires ravaged the West Coast, a record number of hurricanes churned in the Atlantic, and early freezes and drought devastated crops in 2020. Alongside societal decarbonization, we must simultaneously plan for an already changing climate. The Biden administration should develop a national adaptation strategy that prepares us for accelerating climate impacts, steers market and local responses, and promotes justice, writes Linda Shi in The Hill.Read more >
Jan 6, 2021
Monika Shankar received a Field Fellowship for Environmental Justice from the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation. The fellowship provides mentorship opportunities and financial support for UCLA students working with civic leaders. Through these real-world projects, students are learning from and...Read more >
Jan 5, 2021
Jonathan Likeke Scheuer is in his seventh year of serving as one of nine members of Hawaii’s Land Use Commission. The LUC is responsible for moving land from Hawaii’s conservation and agricultural districts into the urban district — for housing and other purposes. He writes the state cannot hope to solve its housing problem until it recognizes the myths in most definitions of the housing crisis.Read more >
Jan 5, 2021
Isa Gaillard is working with The Greenlining Institute's Environmental Equity team as a Program Manager for the community of practice project. For this project, the institute is partnering with Forth to develop a national community of practice that will include organizations across five states and will focus on advancing clean and equitable transportation for all. The community of practice format balances the community, networking, and learning components of an educational cohort while also maintaining the policy advocacy focus of a coalition.Read more >
Dec 1, 2020
Thawing permafrost is releasing microorganisms, with consequences that are still largely unknown, writes Kimberley Miner in the November issues of Scientific American.Read more >

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