October 2013

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
October 28, 2013 by Samantha Harvey
I’ve often heard colleagues describe philanthropy as “more of an art than a science.” My first career was in the arts – modern dance – and when making a dance, two minutes of material can take two weeks to generate. Collaboration is key; the end product is a mixture of visions and vocabularies. And often a finished piece is very different, but much better than what was originally imagined.
October 21, 2013 by Jennifer Chheang
The California Endowment's Jennifer Chheang talks about their work to help communities along the I-710 Corridor in California have their vision for healthier conditions incorporated into a major freeway expansion project.
HEFN Director Kathy Sessions recaps environmental health and justice-related highlights from the Environmental Grantmakers Association's 2013 Fall Retreat in New Orleans.
October 7, 2013 by Jennie Curtis
After over 10 years of working on mercury pollution, the Garfield Foundation celebrates the Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international treaty that will create substantial reductions in global mercury pollution. Jennie Curtis, Executive Director of the Garfield Foundation, summarizes what's in the treaty and what next steps there are for philanthropy to ensure successful implementation.
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