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The application for the 2017 Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy is now open! Apply Now! Applications are due Friday April 21.
Do you care deeply about environmental conservation, social justice and youth leadership? Do you have at least three years experience in fundraising, communications and data management, and are seeking a career-track opportunity in development? Join the Rose Foundation’s close-knit team and help us tell our story to institutional funders, individual donors, and community members. Competitive salary, great benefits, and bike and transit-friendly office in downtown Oakland.
Announcing the 2017 GTI Grantees We have selected 5 outstanding organizations for a unique training opportunity
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.
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.
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!
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.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Urban Releaf hosted a tree planting at Brook Elementary School in East Oakland. Over 200 volunteers planted trees and helped improve air quality at a school next to the I-880 freeway. Several Rose Foundation staff, New Voices partners and Rose Foundation grantees pitched in to help. As the trees grow, they will block pollution and noise from the freeway from drifting into the schoolyard.
Our grantee Green Action helped shed the light on radioactive soil at the site of new proposed homes, office, and a park in Hunters Point, San Francisco. The company responsible for testing soil before homes can be built admitted to faking hundreds of soil samples at the former Navy shipyard.
The New Voices Are Rising Summer Climate Justice Youth Leadership Academy started off with a bang. After our very first day, our students stuck around to speak up at Oakland City Council against dirty coal exports in their communities. That night, City Council banned coal exports from the Port of Oakland in a huge win for the No Coal in Oakland Campaign!
Helping Underbanked Consumers Avoid Excessive Debit Card and Overdraft Fees: A Cy Pres Success Story
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.
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.