Foundation News: Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

May 10, 2016
I find it heartening that we still live in a world that can surprise us by the breadth and scope of its biological richness! Yet I’m also deeply disturbed by the cavalier attitude of some people toward living things, a grotesque anthropomorphism that too often assumes the rights and privileges of a despot without also the incumbent responsibilities of stewardship. It’s a maniacal disconnect between need and desire within our hedonistic humanity.Read more >
Feb 22, 2016
The best use of resources is to adopt a triage approach to climate change – deal with the direst circumstances first, and work from there, says Ayana Elizabeth Johnson.Read more >
Nov 30, 2015
There’s a lot on the line at the climate negotiations in Paris. Fellow Heather Coleman, among others, is there, working to make sure that whatever deal is made, that it’s a fair one for us all.Read more >
Nov 25, 2015
Traditionally, the divide between a for-profit or nonprofit organization was clear: for-profit businesses would engage in revenue generation and nonprofits would engage in charitable work to solve social issues and would largely stay away from revenue generation. The rise of social enterprises in recent years, however, has made that distinction less and less clear.Read more >
Nov 20, 2015
Stuart Cohen reflects on his recent three-month sabbatical awarded to him by the O2 Initiatives Sabbatical Award.Read more >
Nov 19, 2015
Fellow Judith Rubin wrote this article in 2003, but it still holds today. Feel free to use the "Writing a Gift Letter" sidebar at the bottom of the article to encourage your own relatives and friends to rethink their giving habits.Read more >
Nov 19, 2015
As we enter the holiday season, Fellow Alicia Daniel offers a checklist for Earth-friendly toy buying.Read more >
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 >


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