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Jun 21, 2012
In August 2011, federal marshals raided the Gibson Guitar Corporation in Tennessee, apparantly preparing to charge the famous builder of instruments with trafficking in illegally obtained wood. In the aftermath of the raid there was intense media attention on the company and its sourcing practices...Read more >
May 22, 2012
On May 21, 2012, we hosted a lively and informative panel of published Switzer authors. Below is a synopsis of their comments and advice for anyone considering writing his or her first book. Please use the links to access their full comments and advice. We're also including two video interviews...Read more >
May 18, 2012
We are pleased to let you know about a new report, Monitoring Climate Effects in Temperate Marine Ecosystems: A Test Case Using California’s MPAs , which outlines a new and innovative framework for measuring climate change effects and informing adaptive MPA management. The MPA Monitoring...Read more >
May 9, 2012
Google offers a dizzying array of free and low-cost tools to use in your organization. Cloud email, shared calendars and simple websites are just the beginning. This webinar looks at how you can shift your organization to cloud computing with Google, including tips on how to get buy-in at all...Read more >
May 9, 2012
Coral reefs are one of the most threatened ecosystems world wide. This project collects critical data for the Kenya Wildlife Service to promote effective coral reef conservation and management of marine protected areas.Read more >
May 1, 2012
If our objective is to limit the amount of carbon dioxide that accumulates in the atmosphere, it is important to think about both sides of the equation -- how much is emitted and how much is taken up and stored.Read more >
May 1, 2012
This past week in Lima, EIA launched a new report entitled “The Laundering Machine: How Fraud and Corruption in Peru’s Concession System are Destroying the Future of its Forests” . The full report is available in both English and Spanish as PDFs posted on EIA’s homepage . In...Read more >
Apr 27, 2012
We invite Switzer Fellows to participate in a full day of events surrounding the use of film to communicate conservation science to a broad audience. These events—organized in concert with the Society for Conservation Biology North American Congress in Oakland, California—will include a...Read more >
Apr 19, 2012
How might your work fit into a larger picture in sustainable agriculture and food system reform? How can you link to ongoing efforts whether they are in the country or globally? And how can we foster more networking among Switzer Fellows who are interested in these issues? These are all questions...Read more >
Apr 19, 2012
How do you develop consumer-oriented websites that both inform and inspire sustainable action? Find out from Switzer Fellow Elizabeth Farnsworth as she takes us inside Go Botany!, a new website designed to help you identify over 1,200 of the most common native and naturalized New England plants. It...Read more >

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