The conservation gains we’ve made are still fragile, says Aileen Lee of the Moore Foundation

2021-07-15T11:40:34-07:00July 15th, 2021|News|

  • When Aileen Lee took on the mantle of chief program officer at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, she brought substantial experience as a management consultant to a nonprofit that’s the largest private donor of Amazon conservation efforts.
  • Like management consultants, she says, grant makers “will never be as close to the realities of the problems” as the groups they help, but can still help them “access resources, knowledge, and networks that might not otherwise be available to them.”
  • Lee hails groundbreaking efforts in conservation and philanthropy, including the adoption of technology and greater engagement […]

Now Accepting Applications – Rethink Outside™ Fellowship

2021-07-15T09:58:55-07:00July 15th, 2021|Job Listing, News|

The Rethink Outside™ Fellowship will support, connect, and elevate an intergenerational group of leaders and storytellers who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color, and are connecting people with nature and the outdoors.

Rethink Outside™ is a call to action for all who believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors – because when people connect with nature we all benefit. Launched in October 2019 and coordinated by the Blue Sky Funders Forum, the Rethink Outside™ shared narrative has unified voices to express the benefits of time spent outdoors as a human right. Rethink […]

Soaring Interest in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: How Funders seek and use Knowledge

2021-07-14T09:59:37-07:00July 14th, 2021|News|

In 2020—a year rocked by a racial reckoning and the inequities of the global pandemic—diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) rose to the forefront of issues that were most of interest to funders.

In a new study of how U.S. foundations find and use information about effective philanthropy, DEI emerged as the leading topic of interest for funders—a significant change from 2016, when a similar study was conducted and DEI didn’t even make the list.

From the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

 

Helicopter Science Doesn’t Work—Environmental Justice Comes from Empowered Communities

2021-06-29T12:53:31-07:00June 29th, 2021|News|

Researchers need to shift toward real community partnerships that emphasize sustainability and create opportunities for environmental change.

From Environmental Health News

https://www.ehn.org/environmental-justice-movement-2653280025.html

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New Tools Needed to Effectively and Fairly Plan Relocation of Those Displaced by Climate

2021-06-17T13:33:12-07:00June 17th, 2021|News|

Current approaches for planning relocation for potentially millions of people affected by climate change and related risks are “woefully inadequate” and risk worsening societal inequities, experts wrote in a policy perspective on June 17 in Science. Policymakers and scientists need to rethink how they work together to develop, communicate and carry out relocation plans.

From Phys.org

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-tools-effectively-relocation-displaced-climate.html

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