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May 10, 2016
Subnational governments—cities, counties, and states in the U.S. and around the world—have an essential role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and implementing integrative approaches to adaptation.Read more >
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 >
May 5, 2016
John Besley (Michigan State) and Anthony Dudo (University of Texas at Austin) are social scientists interested in the intersection of science, public engagement and communications. Their recent PLOS One paper described how scientists prioritize their communications objectives for public engagement.Read more >
Apr 15, 2016
In March the Switzer Foundation hosted a second workshop on Diversity and Inclusion led by Visions Inc. of Roxbury, MA, to help Fellows and invited colleagues learn to work with the internal biases that lead to racism, sexism, ageism and other forms of oppression. We learned that many of our...Read more >
Apr 14, 2016
On March 13-14, 2016, staff and Fellows convened in Washington, DC, for our second annual Policy Communications training with our partners at COMPASS! We kicked off the training with our 30th anniversary receptio n at which nearly 70 alumni, Switzer family, and close colleagues gathered to...Read more >
Mar 22, 2016
Alison Cullen, Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington in Seattle; and Donna Vorhees, Senior Research Associate, Health Effects Institute in Boston are seeking input and participation from Fellows who are involved in assessing and managing human health risk...Read more >
Mar 3, 2016
A Leadership Grant allowed Fellow Amber Pairis to create the Climate Science Alliance in San Diego over the past year. It now serves as an umbrella for bringing people together to leverage programs, projects, resources, and expertise to do something bigger than they could each do alone.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 >
Feb 10, 2016
Have you ever wondered how wetlands provide services to you and your community? If not, you are not alone. However, there are examples all across the country of ways that wetlands and the state programs that protect them are providing significant benefits to you. Wetlands are known as natural...Read more >
Feb 3, 2016
In today’s media-inundated world, we know that stories resonate for people, regardless of the format in which a story is presented. The ways in which we try to share our stories and connect with others, in hopes that they too can share our passion for an issue or commitment to act, are many...Read more >

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