Foundation News: Grant Outcomes

Jul 13, 2015
When you ask Switzer Fellow Sue Chiang (2007) about what drives her passion to expose the hidden dangers of fracking, her answer is straight and to the point. “We’re looking at a new California Gold Rush, only this time the frenzy is nationwide, and now we have technology that’s...Read more >
May 18, 2015
The nexus between energy poverty and climate change are now momentously driving the aims of international development. Hundreds of international leaders are meeting this week at the United Nation's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum to forge next steps. In this context, decentralized...Read more >
Apr 6, 2015
Across the prosperous state of California communities struggle to achieve clean, safe and affordable water in their taps and streams. Fellows Mike Antos and Carolina Balazs report on the outcome of a Switzer Network Innovation Grant aimed at providing the state's Department of Water Resources with policy and practice recommendations to ensure environmental justice is integrated into future funding and planning decisions.Read more >
Feb 25, 2015
In 2014, Fellows Brett Amy Thelen and Brad Timm received a Network Innovation Grant to support a small project aimed at piloting field techniques for assessing the effectiveness of amphibian road crossing brigades, and at convening potential collaborators for a larger regional research initiative focused on reducing amphibian road mortality in the northeastern United States. Here is some of what they've learned from this project.Read more >
Nov 25, 2014
In October 2013 Fellows Melissa Nelson and Susannah McCandless convened an event called the North American Community Environmental Leadership Exchange. The event focused on indigenous engagement in efforts to protect and restore biological and cultural resources of Native American lands. Watch a video report about the event, which Switzer helped fund with a $15,000 Network Innovation Grant.Read more >
Feb 6, 2014
A Network Innovation Grant supported a special series of events on conservation filmmaking at the North America Congress of the Society of Conservation Biology. Fellows Tara Cornelisse, Kristy Deiner, Naomi Fraga, Matt Hamilton and Sarah Reed helped organize the events, titled “How Filmmakers...Read more >
Jan 30, 2014
In 2012, through a Switzer Leadership Grant, I had the opportunity to join the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy to help advance work in freshwater conservation and climate change adaptation in the bi-national Lake Champlain Basin. In this region, among the projected climate change...Read more >
Apr 29, 2013
For those of you adaptation fans out there who couldn’t make it to Denver the first week of April, you missed out on an event that is getting rave reviews.Read more >
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 >
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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