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Meet the Rose Foundation Community: Laura Fernandez

Each month we’re featuring a member of the Rose Foundation community. We hope that through these interviews, you get to know a little more about the dynamic people that make the Rose Foundation’s work possible. Laura Fernandez joined the Rose Foundation staff in 2016, and is a program officer managing several of the Rose Foundation’s grantmaking programs.

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Meet the Creators of Water Rising and Support New Voices!

Garth Evans and Leila Philip’s collaborative book Water Rising couples poetry and watercolor painting to create dialogue around stewardship of water resources. On Saturday, April 21, join us at an intimate gathering in Oakland to meet the creators of Water Rising, enjoy light fare, and purchase the book. All book sales provide direct support for our New Voices Are Rising youth environmental leadership program.

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Taking Action on Toxics APRIL E-NEWS 2018

If you’ve ever stumbled upon a coin, arrowhead, or other artifact from the distant past, you probably were happy to pocket the found treasure. Unfortunately, future generations may not be as excited to find some of the innumerable hazardous remnants left behind by today’s society. University Legal Assistance of Gonzaga University School of Law (ULA) is trying to better understand a toxic legacy that affects present-day communities along the Spokane River and will likely continue to affect generations to come.

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Videos

Voices of Oakland New Voices Are Rising

Last summer New Voices Are Rising collaborated with five environmental justice programs to give Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy students an in-depth look at what it means to be a leader for environmental health in their community.

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Watch New Voices Fellows Accept 2015 Youth Award New Voices Are Rising

Thank you again to the Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Chapter for recognizing our New Voices Are Rising youth Fellows at the David Brower Dinner. Make sure to check out this video of Pa, Kyree, and Nate accepting the 2015 Youth Award!

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The Climate Justice Youth Leadership Academy Rose Foundation Video

Do you remember the first time you stood up and spoke out? Watch our New Voices Are Rising 2015 Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy participants as they discuss the power of their voices and how they have gotten involved in the fight for climate resiliency in Oakland.

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Taking Action on Toxics APRIL E-NEWS 2018

If you’ve ever stumbled upon a coin, arrowhead, or other artifact from the distant past, you probably were happy to pocket the found treasure. Unfortunately, future generations may not be as excited to find some of the innumerable hazardous remnants left behind by today’s society. University Legal Assistance of Gonzaga University School of Law (ULA) is trying to better understand a toxic legacy that affects present-day communities along the Spokane River and will likely continue to affect generations to come.

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Turning the Tide on Water Pollution MARCH E-NEWS 2018

The Tuolumne River once boasted a plentiful salmon run in the spring and the fall. Now, multiple dams along with irrigation projects that direct water away from the river reduce flow so much that the spring run has ended entirely. Fish collected from the stretch of the river that flows through Stanislaus County display high levels of industrial chemicals, while homeless encampments and illegal dumping often lead to a build-up of hazardous trash along the banks. Rose Foundation grantee the Tuolumne River Trust (TRT) is rebuilding the local community’s relationship to the river and giving them the tools to help restore it. “It’s not just about the infrastructure, it’s about connecting the community near the river to be stewards of the river,” says Edgar Garibay, TRT’s community relations manager.

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En excursión con Grassroots Fund y Cal Wildlands 2017 OTOÑO BOLETÍN INFORMATIVO

“Así es como hacemos que los estudiantes de quinto grado presten atención.” Arrodillándose en las dunas en un mechón de trigo sarraceno nativo, nuestra guía engatusó una hormiga roja gruesa sobre sus dedos, se la metió entre los dientes y rápidamente la mordió a la mitad. Sonriendo, nos ofreció nuestra propia hormiga para probar. “Sabe a limones”, dijo, “pero tienes que morderlas rápido antes de que te muerdan.”

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Reports

Consumer Financial Education Fund Impact Report 2012 – 2016 Rose Foundation Report

Helping Underbanked Consumers Avoid Excessive Debit Card and Overdraft Fees: A Cy Pres Success Story

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CEQA in the 21st Century: Environmental Quality, Economic Prosperity, and Sustainable Development in California Rose Foundation Report

New economic study shows CEQA protects the environment without stunting economic growth.

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Grantee Releases Study of Oil Drilling Activities in Kern County Grantee Report

The Kern Kaweah Chapter of the Sierra Club released a study indicating significant underestimation of NOx emissions associated with oil and gas well drilling activities in Kern County, California. You can read the full report here on our website.

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