• An energy plant full of machinery and smokestacks, with a blue sky in the background during a toxic tour of Wilmington, CA, a predominantly Latinx neighborhood surrounded by industry and oil.

    Historic redlining increases exposure to oil and gas wells

    Rachel Morello-Frosch finds structural racism in federal policy is linked to higher exposures to oil and gas wells in marginalized neighborhoods.

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  • Headshots of three smiling men: Ekow Edzie, Roger Perez, Michael Billingsley

    Get to know our new trustees

    We’re excited to welcome three new members to the Board of Trustees: Ekow Edzie, Roger Perez and Michael Billingsley. Learn more about them and their inspiration to join.

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  • A progression from Exclusion - Segregation - Integration - Inclusion - Belonging illustrated with circles made up of black and white progressing to colorful dots.

    Climate change's equity challenge

    The climate movement is increasingly diverse, but lags behind the general population in representation of people of color. Clara Fang presents her research on where it stands. 

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The 2022 Switzer Fellows have been selected! Learn more here

Leadership Story

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Aaron Maruzzo is bringing the skills he learned during his MPH back to his community in Saipan to “reduce pollution and improve environmental and human health through community-based action.” We interviewed Aaron on the unique professional and personal challenges and opportunities of working to improve environmental and human health at the intersection of two little-recognized acronyms: PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and the CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).

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Fellows in the News

Aug 29, 2022
The campaign aims to "promote local and regional values-based small scale seafood businesses across North America,” Paloma Henriques told WABI news.Read more >
Aug 29, 2022
Dr. Miner was recognized for her work as a climate scientist, for climbing Mount Everest and revealing the presence of pollutants and chemicals there, and her arctic research.Read more >
Aug 29, 2022
“The Knauss Fellowship offers graduate students the invaluable opportunity to put their academic knowledge to practice in tackling marine, coastal, and Great Lakes management and policy challenges at the federal level.”Read more >
Aug 29, 2022
Avalon Owens' research found that while some fireflies shrugged off light pollution, members of other species failed to mate even when males and females could find each other.Read more >

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