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Announcing the 2017 GTI Grantees
Grassroots environmental groups often over flow with passion, but struggle to get access to tech support, HR and other skills. The GTI helps grassroots organizations gain access to skills that help organizations expand to act as greater agents of change. Brown Girl Surf, Farms to Grow, Growing Together, Conservation Action Fund for Education, and SPAWNERS have all been selected to take part in the Grassroots Training Institute GTI.

Greenaction Calls for Justice:
Stung by whistleblower allegations of falsified soil samples measuring radiation at the closed Hunters Point Shipyard, the Navy hired a new firm to recheck the data. But the new firm, CH2M Hill, was at the center of a similar controversy over faked asbestos samples 10 years ago. Community members have the right to demand accurate and responsible monitoring of significant environmental problems, and the pressure is now on the Navy, the City of San Francisco, and the master developer, Lennar, to either verify the data or retest. Congratulations to Rose Foundation grantee, Greenaction, for providing technical assistance to the community and keeping the pubic spotlight shining on this unfolding environmental health threat.

No Coal in Oakland
This Tuesday, March 7, our New Voices are Rising intern, Javier Meija-Cuenca (second from left), gave a speech at the No Coal in Oakland rally. He joined demonstrators flocking to Downtown Oakland to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and Phil Tagami's lawsuit against the Oakland City Council's 2016 ban on shipping and storing coal in the city. Tagami hopes to overturn Oakland's ban on coal transports that prevented his company, Oakland Bulk Oversized Terminal, from building a terminal to ship Utah coal to Asia.

Yes New Voices
The Yes Conference (Youth for environment and Sustainability) brought together middle and high school students from around the Bay Area to discuss solutions to the climate change crisis. Our New Voices team gave a presentation about the PLAN Bay Area, the regional plan for transportation and land use. They practiced and researched their topic well to give a presentation that kept the audience engaged. The presentation highlighted the importance of public transit and raised concerns about the plan’s approach to affordable housing.

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News and Features

Announcing the 2017 GTI Grantees
Grassroots environmental groups often over flow with passion, but struggle to get access to tech support, HR and other skills. The GTI helps grassroots organizations gain access to skills that help organizations expand to act as greater agents of change. Brown Girl Surf, Farms to Grow, Growing Together, Conservation Action Fund for Education, and SPAWNERS have all been selected to take part in the Grassroots Training Institute GTI.

Greenaction Calls for Justice:
Stung by whistleblower allegations of falsified soil samples measuring radiation at the closed Hunters Point Shipyard, the Navy hired a new firm to recheck the data. But the new firm, CH2M Hill, was at the center of a similar controversy over faked asbestos samples 10 years ago. Community members have the right to demand accurate and responsible monitoring of significant environmental problems, and the pressure is now on the Navy, the City of San Francisco, and the master developer, Lennar, to either verify the data or retest. Congratulations to Rose Foundation grantee, Greenaction, for providing technical assistance to the community and keeping the pubic spotlight shining on this unfolding environmental health threat.

No Coal in Oakland
This Tuesday, March 7, our New Voices are Rising intern, Javier Meija-Cuenca (second from left), gave a speech at the No Coal in Oakland rally. He joined demonstrators flocking to Downtown Oakland to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and Phil Tagami's lawsuit against the Oakland City Council's 2016 ban on shipping and storing coal in the city. Tagami hopes to overturn Oakland's ban on coal transports that prevented his company, Oakland Bulk Oversized Terminal, from building a terminal to ship Utah coal to Asia.

Yes New Voices
The Yes Conference (Youth for environment and Sustainability) brought together middle and high school students from around the Bay Area to discuss solutions to the climate change crisis. Our New Voices team gave a presentation about the PLAN Bay Area, the regional plan for transportation and land use. They practiced and researched their topic well to give a presentation that kept the audience engaged. The presentation highlighted the importance of public transit and raised concerns about the plan’s approach to affordable housing.

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