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May 31, 2011
Seven new Leadership Grants (for a total of $212,000) were awarded on May 13, 2011 by the Switzer Foundation's board of trustees. Under these grants, Fellows and grantees will address the issues of forest conservation in South America, wildlife habitat conservation and rural sprawl, urban forest...Read more >
May 31, 2011
Ten graduate students in California and ten in New England were chosen as this year's 2011 Switzer Fellows. Our newest class of Fellows come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. The new Fellows' academic institutions include: University of Connecticut, Yale University, MIT, Vermont Law School...Read more >
Apr 20, 2011
This year's Switzer Fellows' New England Spring Retreat was held in Groton and Fitchburg, Massachusetts. We started the weekend by watching the documentary film, The Work of 1000 , which chronicles the story of citizen activist Marion Stoddart as she jump-started the efforts to clean up the...Read more >
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 >

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