Foundation News: Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

Nov 11, 2015
As the management adage goes, "you can't manage what you can't measure." At Yale's Environmental Performance Index they are all about integrating data and indicators into environmental policy and decision-making. This summer, Ariana Spawn was fortunate to receive an on-the-ground lesson in how the United States government is putting this concept into practice for ocean and coastal management.Read more >
Jul 29, 2015
California's sauce tomatoes are never harvested by hand. Meet the machine that changed an industry, practically overnight.Read more >
Jul 29, 2015
Sarah Moffitt recently published two research papers on climate change in ocean systems, both with a significant media splash. On the other side of that experience, she has some hard-won perspective about what worked for her — and what she still needs to practice.Read more >
May 25, 2015
Working with staff from EcoAdapt and the Point Blue Conservation Science nonprofit, Fellow Brenda Zollitsch co-led a working group at the National Adaptation Forum this year to gather information about wetland work related to stormwater management and restoration/mitigation.Read more >
May 18, 2015
The nexus between energy poverty and climate change are now momentously driving the aims of international development. Hundreds of international leaders are meeting this week at the United Nation's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum to forge next steps. In this context, decentralized...Read more >
May 11, 2015
Start by developing technologies that reduce all the wasted food out there.Read more >
May 11, 2015
For California to meet its climate goals, we need to rethink the role that water plays as a significant electricity consumer and producer.Read more >
Apr 6, 2015
Aurora Lights, a West Virginia environmental non-profit, has taken the next step in nurturing future generations of environmental leaders with the opening of the Mountain Stewardship and Outdoor Leadership (SOL) School in Morgantown in Fall 2014. 2000 Fellow Jen-Osha Buysse is the school's first Director, and she shares her leadership lessons from the past year.Read more >
Mar 27, 2015
A healthy ocean ecosystem is a public good—both locally and globally. Mangroves, corals, and salt marshes protect coastal towns from storms. Oceans store carbon and produce oxygen that benefits us all. And areas of high biodiversity support global fisheries and are essential for resilient and productive oceans.Read more >
Mar 25, 2015
New research published in January reveals that vast stretches of the ocean interior abruptly lost oxygen during the transition out of the last ice age that occurred 17,000–10,000 years ago. This event was the most recent example of large-scale global warming, and was caused primarily by changes in Earth’s orbit around the sun. Past climate events provide informative case studies for understanding what is currently happening to the modern climate system, says 2013 Fellow Sarah Moffitt.Read more >

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