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Apr 20, 2011
On March 29, 2011, Switzer Fellow Patrick McCarthy (1990), Director of the Southwest Climate Change Initiative at The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico, led a webinar for Fellows and colleagues on the response to climate change in the southwestern United States . Patrick discussed TNC's response...Read more >
Apr 7, 2011
The March 2001 Switzer Fellows Retreat in Central Valley gave us an introduction to places and issues that deserve our collective interest and attention. We learned a great deal about a range of water issues in the San Joaquin River system including ecosystem and salmon restoration in the river and...Read more >
Mar 28, 2011
This year's Switzer Fellows' California Spring Retreat was held in the Central Valley, where participants learned about the complex ecological and environmental justice issues facing agricultural communities and the San Joaquin River. Special thanks to our Switzer Fellows planning team for...Read more >
Mar 28, 2011
The Switzer Foundation Network project is continuing and was recently highlighted by a presentation by our consultants from Leadership Learning Community ( www.leadershiplearning.org ). You can view their presentation and contact Lissa for more information. We are readily adapting the guidance on...Read more >
Jan 21, 2011
On January 11th, Dr. Shaye Wolf , Climate Science Director for the Center for Biological Diversity, presented a webinar to 27 participants on her work using the Endangered Species Act to protect species threatened by climate change. Dr. Wolf’s presentation is now available for viewing. Click...Read more >
Dec 22, 2010
One Leadership Grant was awarded at the December, 2010, Switzer board meeting. The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition was awarded $20,000 for a subsequent year of funding for Dustin Mulvaney as consulting Research Scientist on its Clean and Just Solar Energy Campaign. Read moreRead more >
Dec 17, 2010
Several Switzer Fellows recently attended the Cancun Climate change conference, representing a diverse array of organizations and perspectives. Here is a recent post from Rob Stavins, who as an environbmental economist from Harvard Kennedy School is a proponent of market-based instruments for...Read more >
Nov 30, 2010
We are pleased to offer to Fellows a special video introducing the importance of developing a clear message for your audience ! Blue Practice’s Jessica Switzer and Tim Gnatek offer their experience in this 8-minute instructional video. Click here for a link to the video on the private side of...Read more >
Nov 8, 2010
The Central Valley region of California is at the center of several critical environmental management, agriculture and water policy issues and will be the focus of the Spring 2011 California Switzer Fellowship Network Spring Retreat and Study Tour. The annual spring retreat is an opportunity for...Read more >
Oct 7, 2010
Thanks to all of our New England Fall Retreat participants for 2010! We had another great weekend filled with learning, networking, hot tubbing, campfiring, and hearing a great story from our fabulous keynote speaker, Eric Jay Dolin. Click here for a link to the complete set of photos (and...Read more >

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