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Demanding Environmental Justice and Celebrating Impact Oct 2018 E-News

Twenty-five years after California recognized 1,2,3, Trichoropropane as a carcinogen, the state has finally established maximum contamination levels in drinking water, leaving many residents wondering what to do next about their drinking water which has 123 TCP over these limits.

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Join Us! 25th Birthday Bash and Film Fest

Join the Rose Foundation in celebrating 25 years of fostering stewardship, building community, and demanding justice! October 11, 2018 at First Unitarian Church in Oakland. Click the image on the left for more details.

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Sierra Resiliency, Discounted Tickets and More! SEPT E-NEWS

This year, the Rose Foundation and New Voices are Rising will participate in California’s new Community Air Protection process in collaboration with the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, California Air Resources Board, and other stakeholders, community groups, and West Oakland residents.

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Resiliency in the Sierra Nevada: Sierra Nevada Alliance’s 25th Anniversary Conference

How do we empower communities with the tools to survive and thrive through the uncertainties of climate change? This was one of the many questions asked at the Sierra Nevada Alliance‘s 25th Anniversary Conference.

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Reflecting on a Successful Summer Academy

Thanks to your support, we graduated 16 high school students through our 11th annual Summer Climate Justice Youth Leadership Academy this August. Watch the video above and get a glimpse of their educational journey.

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Sending Off Our Summer Academy Graduates August E-News

I’m choking on toxic air… / the fumes are so hazardous – it just ain’t fair… / I’m calling out every generation before mine… / Our mothers, fathers, grandparents and so on who be telling us ‘it’s fine’…” Last week, New Voices Are Rising student Michelle read her poetry about inheriting toxic pollution to an audience of friends, family, program partners, and other community members at New Voices’ annual Climate Justice Youth Summit.

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Meet the Rose Foundation Community: Mike Herz

Mike Herz (retired) founded San Francisco Baykeeper in 1989, an organization dedicated using clean water laws and science to safeguard Bay Area communities and habitats. Since Mike first reached out to the Rose Foundation with a request to manage settlement funds in 1994, Baykeeper has continued to direct settlement funds to the Rose Foundation for distribution to local environmental groups. In addition to supporting our work as a loyal donor, Mike remains an important part of the Rose Foundation community.

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Championing Online Privacy JULY E-NEWS

The early Internet promised the world a wealth of content to watch, read, and listen to. Few would say the Internet hasn’t delivered on this promise, but users everywhere feel unsettled at the potential for web companies to watch, listen to, and observe them. “The online medium opens many new avenues for communication, but also has been structured as a form of ongoing surveillance and manipulation,” says Jeff Chester, the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Democracy, a grantee of the Rose Foundation’s Consumer Privacy Rights Fund. Working closely with other civil society organizations, the Center for Digital Democracy is forging solutions for protecting privacy online and expanding the public’s awareness of the use of their data.

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Program Officer Laura Fernandez Gains Inspiration from GreenLatinos

Rose Foundation Program Officer Laura Fernandez attended the annual GreenLatinos summit to learn about how environmental leaders in Latino communities are taking action for healthier and more just communities. Here is Laura’s account on her experience at the recent GreenLatinos Summit.

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