• Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

    How to Keep Conversation Alive in a Polarized World

    In his new book, Fellow Jason Jay from MIT Sloan explores what happens inside ourselves when conversations go off the rails.

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  • Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

    I do not drive in the South…And here’s why.

    Fellow Frances Roberts-Gregory is preparing for climate change in an unconventional way.

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  • Fellows in the News

    Outdoor school uses nature to teach students to thrive

    “My favorite thing to say is that you can't protect anything until you love it,” says school co-founder Fellow Jen-Osha Buysse.

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Leadership Story

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Plenty of Atlantans spend time on highways, speeding or inching or swerving along. But many people spend a lot of time near the highways, too: at their homes, schools or workplaces. And that’s not great for their health. So Fellow Christina Fuller, a Georgia State University public health professor, is studying how effectively trees can help filter out some of that pollution.

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Dec 5, 2019
Dr. Amber Pairis, who likes to say her “superpower” is bringing people together, has been selected as a KPBS and National Conflict Resolution Center Community Hero for her collaborative, community-...Read more >
Nov 27, 2019
With confident strides, Stuart Siegel leads me along the muddy shore of China Camp State Park’s expansive wetlands. As the coastal resilience specialist with the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine...Read more >
Nov 14, 2019
Fellow Beckie Menten has joined East Bay Community Energy as a Program Manager in Building Electrification and Energy Efficiency. Visit her LinkedIn profileRead more >
Nov 14, 2019
Mayor-Elect Justin Elicker Friday tapped a diverse crew of grassroots activists — including a working families legislative leader, an immigrant rights champion, and a school parents organizer — to...Read more >

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