Giving InSight

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
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March 30, 2015 by Kathy Sessions
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 environmental health hazards more visible, as a step towards making conditions healthier.
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February 27, 2015 by Mariella Puerto
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 ambitious climate goals.
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President's Budget Request 2016
February 17, 2015 by Kathy Sessions
Interested in what the federal government spends on environmental health? Read on to explore relevant line items in President Obama's recent 2016 budget request.
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January 23, 2015 by Andrea Levinson
As we reflect on 2014 and look forward to the year ahead, HEFN is truly grateful for its strong leaders. In this blog post, Andrea Levinson of HEFN discusses HEFN’s leadership transitions and thanks its Steering Committee for their stellar leadership in its mission to maximize philanthropy’s impact on environmental health and environmental justice.
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December 8, 2014 by Shorey Myers
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 be a disaster for public health and the environment. In this blog post, Shorey Myers of the Jenifer Altman Foundation summarizes the major concerns about these trade deals and what can be done about them.
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Andrea Bretting joined the Claneil Foundation in 2008, bringing with her many years of experience with local, national and international nonprofits. She began her career in Philadelphia as a community social worker. 

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