1. Climate change affects us all… but some more than others: the importance of addressing climate impacts through an intersectional lens

    January 23, 2019

    By Helen Gutierrez. Coming from a tropical country, climate change was always a very real and immediate concern for me; but, I was always intimidated by the magnitude of it – where to even begin? Yet, my main concern was never so much with the causes or technicalities of climate change (much to my father’s chagrin, Read more


  2. Igniting the Fire to Fight the Power

    December 20, 2018

    By Kayla Hunter. I graduated from one of the top historically black colleges in the nation, also an all-women’s college called Spelman College. At this institution, young women of color are trained, mentored and conditioned to be servant leaders that aspire to change the world in any way they can. Studying the social determinants of health Read more


  3. Doubts are a Reminder to Engage More, not Educate More

    December 20, 2018

    By Tiffany Taulton. As environmentalists, fully persuaded that climate change is real, it can be hard to accept that others doubt this fact or the need to act quickly to stop it. In our minds, the evidence is so overwhelming that the only logical explanation for doubt must be willful ignorance. This apparent denial can Read more


  4. Geography Matters: Place-based Environmental Justice Advocacy

    July 30, 2018

    By Tianna Bruno. As a scholar studying in the field of Geography, I’ve heard time and time again in my graduate student seminars that “Geography matters.”  I mostly took this as the field’s plea to justify its presence in the academy.  Many have written on Geography’s battle for relevance and distinction in academic institutions (Massey Read more


  5. Diversity and Environmental Grantmakers: A Summer Love Story

    March 19, 2018

    By Frances Roberts-Gregory. This summer, I challenged myself to think differently, behave differently and (ultimately) love a bit differently. With such a lofty goal in tow, I decided to try the nonprofit world in hopes of understanding how business professionals devise practical solutions to address environmental injustice and empower grassroots communities. Luckily, I found myself Read more


  6. From Boutique to the Street: Bringing Climate Solutions Narratives to the Ground

    March 5, 2018

    By Carolina Prado. Riding through the desert heat with my younger sister, I ask her whether she thinks we as a society can solve climate change. “Hell no” she answers, “there is too much to do.” My sister’s response corresponded well with all the articles I had been reading and the people I had been Read more


  7. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Solar Industry

    February 19, 2018

    By Kemet Azubuike. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) measures are increasingly being implemented across the environmental sector. These programs help bring fairness in the distribution of resources and allow the influence of marginalized groups in the decision making of organizations.  Currently, in the heightened political environment where environmental issues and matters of race are at Read more


  8. From “Environmental Philanthropy?”… to… “This is the Career for Me.”

    February 12, 2018

    By Ashley N. Bell. Prior to becoming a 2017 Environmental Fellow, the concept of “environmental philanthropy” was foreign to me. In fact, my first thoughts upon receiving an email from a friend regarding this opportunity was “Environmental philanthropy? What is that?” I would like to believe that I am an academic. When there are topics Read more


  9. Building Trust and Creating Change at the Local Level

    February 5, 2018

    By Victoria Ruddle. Over the past year, much discussion has been directed towards the relationships that the general public has with our institutions: academia, government, industry, etc. For environmentalists, the relationship between scientists and the public has increasingly become a cause for concern. The debate over climate change immediately springs to mind, but on both Read more


  10. Building Equity in Environmental Movements

    January 29, 2018

    By Lauren Beriont. As an EFP Fellow this year, I had the opportunity to work with the Pisces Foundation in San Francisco, CA. This fellowship built on my past experiences working alongside community foundations, coordinated funding models in the county I live in, and my academic focus on philanthropy and justice. This blog is written Read more