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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 >
Apr 2, 2012
I have just returned from another jam-packed Switzer Fellows retreat held in southern California the weekend of March 23-25, 2012. Over the last few years, as part of our ongoing outreach to Fellows and colleagues in the region, and our interest in showcasing leaders who are addressing the depth...Read more >
Apr 2, 2012
Every year in March, foundation representatives from around the country gather in Washington DC for Foundations on the Hill to meet with their Senators and Representatives to inform and educate them about the role of philanthropy in their states. I had the honor of being invited to join the Maine...Read more >
Apr 2, 2012
On March 26, 2012, we hosted a webinar on the topic of balancing work and life for Fellows. Margaret Rubega introduced the topic and moderated a panel that included Switzer Fellows Nancy Steele, Francisco Dóñez, Julia Ledewitz and Leslie Abramson. Each panelist brought a different perspective to...Read more >
Apr 1, 2012
On March 3, 2012, Tara Cornelisse and I partnered with the Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics organization to teach creative science communication to middle school girls. The workshops were built on art and ideas from Switzer Fellows Elizabeth Soderstrom, Susan Ornelas, Kelsey...Read more >
Mar 25, 2012
Dr. Jeff Dlott is the father of one of the students (Chloe Dlott) where I am teaching this year. We connected early in the year when he realized we are both Switzer Fellows and have been in communication. Jeff did his Ph.D. in entomology, but now runs a sustainable agriculture company. I asked Jeff...Read more >


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