Climate Change / Energy

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
Lower 48 states shale plays
Still not sure what the big deal is about fracking? HEFN Program Manager Ramtin Arablouei has 7 reasons why your foundation should be paying attention to this controversial method for extracting natural gas.
A blog post on summarizing the key findings on NGO and philanthropic activity surrounding fracking from HEFN's Fracking Survey 2012.
Heeten Kalan
Heeten Kalan, Senior Program Officer at the New World Foundation and HEFN Steering Committee member, authored this week's blog post. In it, he reflects on the philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi, and the potential for philanthropy to...
HEFN's resolutions to make everyone's lives more clean and green in 2013.
Dodge Foundation Sandy
Margaret Waldock of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in New Jersey reflects on life after Sandy and shares how the Dodge Foundation and other philanthropists are helping New Jersey rebuild smarter and stronger.
Vanessa Daniel
Vanessa Daniel of the Groundswell Fund and Phil Johnson of the Heinz Endowments reflect HEFN’s 2012 Annual Meeting on how philanthropy can overpower polluter influence to win healthier conditions for people and the environment.
HEFN's Program Manager Ramtin Arablouei shares his perspective on and hopes for diversity in philanthropy.
An interview with our colleagues at the Environmental Grantmakers Association. Rachel Leon and Franny Canfield share insights from EGA's latest grants tracking report, Tracking the Field, and what it tells us about environmental health philanthropy.
Making the case for why friendly disagreement among funders can often lead to successful collaboration.
HEFN member Amy Solomon of the Bullitt Foundation talks about how they integrated environmental health considerations into construction of their new building, the Bullitt Center, soon to be the world's largest commercial "living building."

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Jake is a Program Associate within the Energy program at The 11th Hour Project, where he works to reduce the public health and ecological impacts of antiquated energy systems in the US. He holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master of Social Work degree from Boston...

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