News & Features
This month, we’re featuring Suzie Convery, our new Development Director. Suzie joined us in May, bringing with her decades of development and marketing experience. Already, her leadership and innovation have catalyzed some exciting changes within our organization. Continue reading to learn more about Suzie’s career, thoughts on development work, and what she is most looking forward to at Rose.
Missed the Spring Print Newsletter? Check out the online version here and get updates on Rose grantees fighting the plastic pandemic; New Voices air quality wins; the 2022 Grassroots Film Fest; and so much more!
Don’t miss this May’s E-news! Learn about open positions, meet our newest GRF board member, watch NVR vaccine Tik Toks, and so much more!
“Every living creature’s existence is dependent on having a place that keeps them alive.”
Learn more about how Marily Woodhouse is fighting to protect the places that keep her community alive — local forests and watersheds in the foothills of Mount Lassen.
Congratulations to Marily Woodhouse! Since launching Battle Creek Alliance nearly 15 years ago, Marily has been a staunch defender of our forests and watersheds. Learn more about Marily’s work as an outstanding environmental advocate!
Earth Day is just around the corner! This year’s Earth Day theme, Restore Our Earth, reflects how urgent it is for us to take bold climate and environmental action. Find out how our grantees are celebrating this month, get inspired, and get active! Let’s restore our Earth and protect our communities together!
Check out our December E-News! Celebrate our shared impact, hear from Rose staff about what they are looking forward to in the new year, and show support for the grassroots through a year-end donation!
This year’s Fall Newsletter has just arrived, bringing you inspiring stories and exciting developments from our Rose community!
We hope that like us, you find motivation through these stories showcasing how grassroots leaders are finding ways to protect our precious waters from drought and pollution, and are left feeling ready to tackle the issues impacting your communities and environment.
Check out November’s edition of the E-news to learn about the Rose grantees working in post-fire recovery! Plus, learn about the win for East Oakland air quality and welcome Jodene and Nancy to our team!
New Voices Are Rising
In June, New Voices kicked off the 2022 Summer Climate Justice Academy. While the program has returned to host several in-person events, the majority of lessons occur online. Continue reading to learn about the creative at-home activities our New Voices team has developed to deepen students’ engagement and further their understanding of environmental justice.
Many of our New Voices Are Rising youth come from vaccine hesitant communities. The program received funding from the US EPA to increase outreach and conversations around COVID-19. For the past few weeks of the fellowship program, NVR youth have developed TikToks that creatively dispel vaccination myths using evidence based research, and of course, humor.
On Tuesday, our NVR Fellows joined a public hearing to testify against the proposed PG&E rate hike. This public process gave community members space to scrutinize PG&E’s plan and to consider alternatives. All of our seven fellows made a statement at the hearing. Learn more about PG&E’s history of putting profit before people as well as what our students had to say about it.
Through environmental mitigation payments, the Rose Foundation awarded $607,495 to organizations dedicated to the protection of watersheds and wildlife, water advocacy, and supporting community-centered stewardship and environmental justice. Follow the link to learn more about our restitutions grantmaking in 2021.
CEQA: California’s Living Environmental Law CEQA’s Role in Housing, Environmental Justice, & Climate Change
One of our fiscally sponsored projects, The CEQA Project, has produced a new report detailing its work protecting the state’s natural environment while supporting California’s economic prosperity.
2020: Over $2.5 Mill in Environmental & Consumer Rights Grants Restitutions Report: July - December 2020
In the second half of 2020, and in the midst of a world health crisis, the Rose Foundation…
Grassroots Fund grantee Common Vision sent their chief puppet Jamari to investigate why trees are important to our communities health at New Voices Are Rising’s tree planting event. Watch the video to find out what Jamari learned!
Watch this video to get to know our New Voices Are Rising 2020-21 Fellows: David – Food Justice Fellow, Michelle – AB617 Fellow, Natalia – Climate Resilience Fellow, and Parker – East Oakland Air Quality Fellow!
Check out this interview between our New Voices Are Rising youth and the Producer and subject of the film This Land, Faith E. Briggs!