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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 be...
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:...
Climate change is hot. In the news, that is. But visibility isn’t enough. So far the climate movement has struggled to build enough public support and political will for real climate solutions. Health and social justice funders and their grantees have an...
In this blog post, guest authors make the case for a Surgeon General's-type report is needed before approval is given for a controversial natural gas processing plant in Cove Point, Maryland.
Ann Cornell, President of the Cornell Douglas Foundation, shares how the recent chemical spill in West Virginia fits within that state's ongoing fight against mountaintop removal coal mining.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, HEFN staff send out a big thank you to all of our members, colleagues and friends -- and especially to some HEFN heroes for their leadership and service.
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Pittsburgh's air quality ranks as one of the unhealthiest in the country, yet area residents routinely rank improving it as a low priority. Seeking to raise awareness of the issue and empower the community to reduce air pollution, the Heinz Endowments...
This blog post takes a look at how philanthropy can leverage Divest-Invest principles, which encourage divesting assets from fossil fuels and investing in clean energy and sustainable practices and products, in order to support a cleaner, healthier future.
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...

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