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Mar 13, 2013
Thanks to a Switzer Foundation Professional Development Grant , I had the opportunity in January to attend the 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment , titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness and Resilience.” The conference brought together...Read more >
Feb 27, 2013
The process of designing and building our house made me aware, maybe more than anything, of how closely tied the comfort of a structure is to the same energy design elements that make it efficient.Read more >
Feb 19, 2013
Thirty-five thousand Americans marched around the White House in biting winds and cold sunlight on Sunday in the largest demonstration for climate action in history.Read more >
Feb 6, 2013
A colleague of mine is designing a leadership training program for women leaders in the non profit sector. What advice would you give her when designing such a program? What leadership challenges do women in non-profits face? What aspects of leadership are different in the nonprofit sector from...Read more >
Jan 7, 2013
The Switzer Foundation's Board of Trustees awarded Leadership Grants to three organizations working with Switzer Fellows on critical environmental issues. Read more on our Current Grants page!Read more >
Jan 7, 2013
I recently posted a summary of the results and trends from our Annual survey of Fellows . This survey and the Foundation’s interest in updating our goals and strategies to meet our 20 year Vision have inspired us to use the ongoing feedback to inform our work in new ways. Among the findings...Read more >
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 >


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