Foundation News: Network Events

Nov 19, 2014
The Switzer Foundation seeks to protect, improve, and sustain our natural environment for the well-being of people and the planet. We have provided funding to 2009 Fellow Carolina Balazs for her ongoing work on historical inequalities in distribution of clean water to disadvantaged communities in California's agricultural Central Valley. Watch our recent webinar with Carolina, and read more about how her work has expanded recently to strengthen engagement between California’s Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) and communities facing environmental injustices.Read more >
Oct 26, 2014
The Switzer Foundation seeks to maximize positive environmental impact through individual and collective activities and leveraged grant resources. We partially funded 2011 Fellow Sarah Uhl's work with the Clean Air Task Force to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Her work helped lead to a major White House initiative. Watch our June 2014 webinar with Sarah, and read more about how her work influenced policy on this important greenhouse gas issue.Read more >
Oct 26, 2014
This spring we held a networking call to connect academic Fellows who are interested in expanding their schools' sustainability efforts. Nine Fellows attended the lively call, and topics ranged from how to get involved in a school's sustainability efforts to the details of applied social...Read more >
Oct 8, 2014
We are settling in to the peak fall foliage season here in Maine, and this time marks one of the most fulfilling parts of our annual cycle of activity here at the Foundation: the annual fall Fellows’ retreats in California and New England.Read more >
Sep 1, 2014
The Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation identifies and nurtures environmental leaders who have the ability and determination to make a significant impact, and supports initiatives that will have direct and measurable results to improve environmental quality. We recently hosted a webinar and...Read more >
Apr 14, 2014
On April 2, 2014, ten Switzer Fellows participated in our second networking conference call of 2014 on the topic of soft money in academia. Topics and strategies discussed on the call included: diminishing federal and state grant money available for research foundation funding increasing in...Read more >
Apr 14, 2014
Each and every one of us can lead, regardless of our position, level of authority or perceived leadership role. It is possible to influence the course of a collaborative effort or decision-making process simply by being curious, asking questions to illuminate subtle contrasting viewpoints that may...Read more >
Feb 4, 2014
Last week fourteen Switzer Fellows participated in our first networking conference call of 2014 on the topic of citizen science . One outcome of the call is that we have created a Citizen Science listserv, open to all Fellows, to continue the conversation around these topics ( see full list of...Read more >
Nov 4, 2013
The annual fall Switzer Fellowship retreats are a required activity for new Fellows and also a time to welcome new Fellows into the broader Switzer Fellowship Network community. This year, with 22 new Fellows and several alumni participating in programs, we had a stellar turnout at both retreats in...Read more >
Oct 31, 2013
This webinar highlighted the findings from a collaboration between Earthworks, Downstream Strategies, and San Jose State University that was supported by a Switzer Network Innovation Grant. Evan Hansen and Dustin Mulvaney presented their findings from the report Water Resource Reporting and Water Footprint from Marcellus Shale Development in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.Read more >


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