Foundation News: Network Events

May 25, 2022
Christian Cooper. George Floyd. Renaming institutions. Reparations. What does the environment have to do with it? How do we meet this moment? Drawing from her book, Black Faces, White Spaces , her relationships “in the field”, her lived experience, and this moment of reckoning, Dr. Finney explores...Read more >
May 4, 2022
In this talk, Clara Fang explored where we are in the climate movement in terms of diversity and inclusion and how we can foster a movement with more belonging and justice for all using results from her research surveying members, volunteers and supporters of climate organizations.Read more >
Nov 18, 2021
From fires to floods and vaccines to food security, many issues that scientists and science communicators work on are highly emotional, often contentious and sometimes traumatizing, with high stakes for practitioners -- who are often in precarious positions -- and communities alike. Relating,...Read more >
Nov 17, 2021
The Switzer Network Race and Equity Discussion Group hosted a viewing and discussion of COOKED: Survival By Zip Code , a short documentary film that takes audiences from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat disaster deep into a rapidly growing industry of disaster preparedness. The event included remarks...Read more >
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 >

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