• A top-down shot of many different types of take-out food in containers on a turquoise backdrop

    The ‘disposable’ foodware dilemma

    Americans use an estimated one trillion disposable food service products each year. Sue Chiang writes about the toxic chemicals that single-use foodware can contain. 

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    Tools to become a JEDI master

    Three Switzer Fellows created an open-source, accessible toolkit to further individual and organizational understanding of the justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

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    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

Jun 23, 2022
Studies by fellows Kathy Zeller and Sarah Reed find that wildlife is just not that into you, and that your presence has a big impact.Read more >
Jun 23, 2022
“We think Africans in rural areas should have the same quality of power as Africans in urban areas, and that should be the same quality power as everywhere else in the world,” Orosz says.Read more >
Jun 22, 2022
Vietnam has adopted a national Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PES) policy, which while primarily paying individual households for forest protection, has been flexible enough to allow for collective PES models to also arise.Read more >
Jun 22, 2022
Northern Atlantic right whale length-at-age is decreasing due to the impacts of sub-lethal entanglements, and the body condition of the population is poorer than closely related southern right whales.Read more >

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