Foundation News: Network Events

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 But outdated city codes vastly overestimate how much people drive and require excessive parking in these transit areas, especially for low-income families and seniors.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 >
Jan 21, 2011
On January 11th, Dr. Shaye Wolf , Climate Science Director for the Center for Biological Diversity, presented a webinar to 27 participants on her work using the Endangered Species Act to protect species threatened by climate change. Dr. Wolf’s presentation is now available for viewing. Click...Read more >
Nov 8, 2010
The Central Valley region of California is at the center of several critical environmental management, agriculture and water policy issues and will be the focus of the Spring 2011 California Switzer Fellowship Network Spring Retreat and Study Tour. The annual spring retreat is an opportunity for...Read more >
Oct 7, 2010
Thanks to all of our New England Fall Retreat participants for 2010! We had another great weekend filled with learning, networking, hot tubbing, campfiring, and hearing a great story from our fabulous keynote speaker, Eric Jay Dolin. Click here for a link to the complete set of photos (and...Read more >

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