Climate Change / Energy

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
Some would say that the climate change and health connection is having its “moment.” It could not have arrived too soon. Environmental funders have, to a large extent, provided the primary philanthropic support for fighting climate change. That may be...
Vivian Huang, Campaign and Organizing Director at Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Farhad Ebrahimi explains why the Chorus Foundation is investing long-term grant support in three communities, to speed their just transition to a regenerative economy that works for people, places, and planet.
Photo of Divest Invest Press Event: from left to right, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, May Boeve, Ellen Dorsey & Leonardo DiCaprio
Just over a year ago, the Divest Invest movement announced that entities managing assets of more than $52 billion had agreed to divest from fossil fuels. Fast forward one year and the movement has taken off. The assets under management (AUM) of individuals...
Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Prize Winner
This blog highlights recent awards recognizing innovative environmental health and justice contributions and champions.
Centers for Disease Control graphic on climate change impacts on human health
Foundations are finding compelling motives and innovative areas for making grants linking climate and health. This post introduces a new report highlighting issues and examples of grantmaking addressing climate change in order to achieve critical goals like...
Image: Andre J Jacskon/Detroit Free Press via Associated Press
Rapidly escalating fossil fuel development is posing new threats to the Great Lakes region. Left unchecked, a surge in oil and gas development in the bi-national Great Lakes could reverse recent gains made in the basin, as well as threaten public safety and...
Graphic illustration of North Dakota wells if they were above ground
It’s much easier to understand and tackle problems we can see. Often a very real health threat from some environmental condition is not getting the attention it deserves because it’s hard to see. But people are finding many creative ways to make...
Mariella Puerto Image
New data shows Boston hospitals have cut their energy use by six percent over the last three years, despite continued facility growth. These reductions have not only saved the hospitals $12 million—they have helped put Boston on track to achieving its...
You may have heard post-election predictions that trade agreements are one of the only topics on which the President and the Republicans think they can find common ground. In fact, the proposed trade deals are about a lot more than “trade,” and they would...
David Fukuzawa, Cecilia Estolano and Miya Yoshitani at HEFN 2014 Annual Meeting
“We have faith in a different vision of 2029, because we have witnessed our own power to change the future.” These encouraging words from Michele Prichard of the Liberty Hill Foundation opened and framed HEFN’s 2014 annual meeting, Fifteen Forward:...

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Vanessa Daniel is Executive Director of the Groundswell Fund.  She currently serves as co-chair of the Health & Environmental Funders Network steering committee.

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