Foundation News: Network Events

Sep 30, 2021
Avalon C.S. Owens led a discussion of how light pollution impacts people and the planet, reviewed current recommendations of easy, energy-saving ways to protect the night and shared about her Ph.D. research into effects of light pollution on fireflies. Find a recap of the event and resources here.Read more >
Apr 13, 2021
On March 19, 2021, practitioners in the field of environmental conflict resolution & stakeholder engagement at the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), including Switzer Fellow Ekow Edzie, hosted a webinar for Switzer Network Fellows to share best practices and lessons learned about breakthrough...Read more >
Feb 10, 2021
A week before the inauguration of the Biden-Harris administration, the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation invited the Climate Solutions Collaborative (C2C) of Confluence Philanthropy and the Rainforest Action Network to present a webinar on decarbonizing bank lending to the Switzer and Confluence members.Read more >
Apr 27, 2020
We caught up with 18 fellows during the first three virtual social hours for the Switzer Network earlier this month. As expected, the conversations started with how you are all doing during these difficult times (mostly well!). We discovered a number of surprising professional and personal...Read more >
Nov 5, 2018
Every fall, we bring the new class of Switzer Fellows together at Fellowship Retreats to officially welcome them to the Switzer Fellowship Network, and to meet each other and Fellow alumni. These retreats provide the first opportunity for new Fellows to develop relationships with each other and the...Read more >
Mar 29, 2018
In early March, working with our training partners at COMPASS , we convened Fellows in Washington, DC, for two days of workshop and practice on communicating with policy makers! Most of the 2017 Fellows and one Fellow alum joined us for the policy training and general festivities, and once again we...Read more >
Feb 21, 2018
After 15 years of steadfast service, our Administrative Director, Don Brackett, is retiring from the Foundation. We have re-designed the position and are seeking an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager to work 32 hours/week in our Belfast office. Responsibilities include Executive and Board...Read more >
Nov 13, 2017
This year's fall retreats in New England and California offered Fellows and the Foundation an opportunity for new learning and thinking about leadership and what it means to lead with respect for difference as we define our common ground for the common good. Each year the fall retreats include time...Read more >
Apr 24, 2017
We are all aware of the threats to environmental protection and community health, and assaults upon open government and transparent policy processes under the Trump administration. As Switzer Fellows, we had an opportunity on Earth Day 2017 to unite in support of our core belief that science, and...Read more >
Nov 2, 2016
At the fall retreats held in New England and California this year, we welcomed the 2016 Fellows and were joined by alumni and colleagues over the weekend. The fall retreats have evolved over recent years to be part of an intentional leadership training program for all new Fellows. While the spring...Read more >

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