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Dec 28, 2011
I recently received the following question from a Fellow: In updating my profile, I was wondering if Lauren offers any advice to Fellows on how to present themselves and their work. I feel like my profile could use a bit more polish. I find it's most effective (and easiest) to write one online...Read more >
Dec 22, 2011
The relationship between flood risk and environmental justice has received increasing media and scholarly attention in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, drawing the nation’s attention to the potential for inequitable distribution of flood risk along lines of race, class, and other markers of...Read more >
Dec 21, 2011
One of the major issues being considered here at COP17 is adaptation.Read more >
Dec 5, 2011
Swimming in files and information? Learn how to organize your existing life, and then stay organized with simple systems. On December 5 we held a webinar that covered how to organize: - your online reading - photos, music and videos - personal documents - finances - bookmarks - passwords - your to...Read more >
Nov 21, 2011
Innovation Grant idea: Learn how filmmakers and conservationists connect people, nature and climate Video is a powerful communication tool with a global reach. For example, An Inconvenient Truth (2006) generated much debate in the public arena while shedding light on conservation science for a mass...Read more >
Nov 13, 2011
I would like to propose a concept for an Innovation Grant related to Marcellus Shale natural gas development. The Marcellus Shale is an extraordinary resource that promises to deliver significant amounts of natural gas over the coming decades. Drilling has been ongoing in West Virginia and...Read more >
Nov 11, 2011
Dear Switzer Fellows, My name is Colleen Callahan ('09), deputy director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and founding board member of the Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative (LASC). LASC has partnered with organizations such as Environment California and others on a new campaign...Read more >
Nov 10, 2011
I am Hugh Hogan, the Executive Director of The North Star Fund in New York City and a Switzer Fellow ('98 New England and Switzer Leadership 2000-2003), writing to connect with folks who might be interested in more formally establishing a Fellows working group focused on food systems issues,...Read more >
Nov 1, 2011
We recently shared tips and tricks gleaned from this year's retreat trainers to help you get your message out to the media and sound smart (instead of dull, preachy or overly technical!) in the process. Learn about communicating with journalists, making your science understandable to a lay audience...Read more >
Oct 23, 2011
The Switzer Foundation is stepping up its commitment to help Fellows communicate with the media and public about their science. This year's retreats featured excellent training sessions by COMPASS , the Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea, to teach attendees how to craft concise...Read more >


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