Foundation News: Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

Nov 27, 2019
In our polarized world, it is easy for conversations to get stuck. How can we find new pathways forward on the big issues of our time, whether at the holiday dinner table, in our organizations, or on the wider political stage? Fellow Jason Jay from MIT Sloan explores what happens inside ourselves when conversations go off the rails in this TEDxBocaRaton presentation.Read more >
Nov 21, 2019
Fellow Lindsay Olsen, a native of Homer, Alaska, asks: Have innovations in the aquaculture industry removed the need for both the fisherman and the sea?Read more >
Oct 25, 2019
Fellow Frances Roberts-Gregory has a confession to make: She does not drive or own a car. For her, this approach is a part of a strategy to equip herself emotionally for inevitable future changes. The approach is also a part of her strategy to build deeper connections with her neighbors and colleagues so that she might survive the breakdown of systems and governance that she believes is likely to result from climate change.Read more >
Oct 17, 2019
In a new opinion piece in The New York Times, Fellow Frank Lowenstein and colleagues argue that trees are some of our best allies in solving the climate crisis.Read more >
Oct 17, 2019
Editor's note: Fellow Kevin Kennedy has published a report, Putting a Price on Carbon: Evaluating A Carbon Price and Complementary Policies for a 1.5° World , for the World Resources Institute website . Read the Executive Summary and download the full report. The increasing effects of climate...Read more >
Oct 2, 2019
Fellow Ayana Elizabeth Johnson spoke at the September 20th Climate Strike in New York City where, she says, "I was the oldest person to address a gloriously large and diverse crowd."Read more >
Oct 2, 2019
We need a new model for the National School Lunch Program that provides cafeteria workers with access to longer hours, higher wages and more meaningful work, writes Fellow Jennifer Gaddis in The Guardian. Only then can we begin to realize the potential of the program to reduce the long-term cost of preventable dietary diseases, encourage environmentally and economically sustainable diets, and create good middle-class jobs across the food chain.Read more >
Oct 2, 2019
The most recent IPCC report on the ocean and cryosphere is among dozens released during the last 30 years, but its message is the most bold and urgent to date: If the world’s nations do not act with urgency, we – and future generations – will suffer from these changes. What can we do?, asks Fellow Cassandra Brooks.Read more >
Sep 30, 2019
Science and policy shouldn’t mix. Yet, in a recent TEDxUCSD talk, oceanographer and marine biologist Natalya Gallo spoke about the importance of scientists actively engaging in policy discussions — and how this powerful combination can solve the world’s greatest challenges.Read more >
Sep 30, 2019
This summer, the Trump Administration issued a proposed rule that would drastically change the environmental review and public input process for projects in national forests. This proposal would be the biggest rollback of NEPA regulations affecting forest management in over a decade. If enacted, this new rule would allow commercial logging, the conversion of illegal off-road vehicle routes to official U.S. Forest Service roads, and other activities across large swaths of land without preparation of detailed environmental studies and the opportunity for public input, writes Fellow Nick Jensen.Read more >

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