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Jan 7, 2013
For the last four years, the Switzer Foundation has surveyed Fellows who are 5,10,15,20 and 25 years out from their Fellowship year. This annual survey allows us to get an annual snapshot of Fellows’ accomplishments, challenges, employment trends and feedback/suggestions for our offerings. As...Read more >
Dec 13, 2012
Many of you know that the Switzer Foundation through our Fellowship Program and Network activities, believes in the power of collective action, networked approaches to environmental leadership and that organizations of all kinds can learn much from social network theory and more networked...Read more >
Dec 13, 2012
A month ago I was pleased and proud to be in attendance at the Portland, Maine stop for Bill McKibben’s “Do the Math” tour. His month long series of rallies helped build a campaign that is rapidly gaining attention – to recognize that if we exploit the known reserves of...Read more >
Nov 29, 2012
I would like to share the below announcement about " Soak it Up! A Briefing Paper on the Impacts of Oil Spills and Leaks with Strategies for Sustainability," made possible through a Switzer Network Innovation grant. You can read the original article here. Thank you to Lissa Widoff,...Read more >
Nov 26, 2012
We wanted to share with your a new way to both fund your research and implementation work. We have joined the SciFund Challenge to try "crowd fundraising" by way of the web. Working with this organization, we designed a proposal, had it reviewed, and then put on the web for a brief period...Read more >
Nov 19, 2012
Editor's Note: Kendra Klein recently published a long-form piece in The Nation about her work with hospitals interested in serving sustainably produced food. We asked her to explain how the article came about so other Fellows could benefit from her experience.Read more >
Nov 1, 2012
We are soliciting input and participation from Fellows savvy in communications and outreach to organizations involved in the conservation and management of seabirds. Our project seeks to connect the scientific method to conservation actions, and has high potential to have immediate and significant...Read more >
Oct 31, 2012
In early October, I participated in the annual retreat of the Environmental Grantmakers Association , the professional association for environmental funders in the US. Each year, the retreat offers funders an opportunity to hear from big picture thought leaders and from leaders across broad...Read more >
Oct 31, 2012
Once again it was thrilling exciting and fun to meet the new 2012 Switzer Fellows , and share leadership lessons, current topics and engage in a deep learning experience about communicating clear messages to different audiences. We are fortunate to have engaged COMPASS to lead our trainings at the...Read more >
Oct 17, 2012
In his experience as a firefighter, paramedic, union officer, green chemistry leader, and now Director of the UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program , Switzer Fellow Mike Wilson (2002) has learned that when someone is injured, sickened, or killed on the job, the immediate cause is usually...Read more >

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