Foundation News: Network Events

Feb 1, 2012
Editor's Note: Melissa Garren (2010) attended the Federal Policy Workshop offered by the Switzer Foundation working with colleagues from the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C., January 11-13, 2012. It focused on the implications of national policy-making...Read more >
Feb 1, 2012
In late December, I received word that Patricia Switzer, who with her husband Robert Switzer started this foundation, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family. She was a strong spirit, with a wonderful sense of humor, great independence and was unfailing in her support of the Foundation...Read more >
Jan 19, 2012
As Senior Energy Analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists, Switzer Fellow Laura Wisland played an important role in the passage of California's Renewable Portfolio Standard. In this webinar, hear about her newest research into how California's utilities are faring under the new rules...Read more >
Jan 12, 2012
Walkable, transit-oriented communities are seen as an antidote to unfettered sprawl. But outdated city codes vastly overestimate how much people drive and require excessive parking in these transit areas, especially for low-income families and seniors. This leads to oversize parking lots, fewer and...Read more >
Jul 24, 2011
This spring marks the 25th Anniversary of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation and the selection of the 25th class of Switzer Fellows. Our vision of Switzer Fellows becoming recognized leaders driving positive environmental change for the benefit of natural and human communities is coming to...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 >

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