News & Features

New Voices Goes Camping!

The 2023 Summer Academy ended in July with a camping trip to the San Francisco Presidio. The trip was a first for the program and its participants, most of whom had never been tent camping. For three days and two nights, NVR students developed wilderness skills, learned about the history of the presidio, and had fun outdoors!

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Protecting Communities from Climate-Driven Urban Flooding Meet our '22 - '23 GLF Cohort

The 14 groups in our ’22 – ’23 GLF cohort are building climate resilience one community at a time by installing green infrastructure to capture flood waters, protecting wetlands that provide natural buffers, and preparing their neighborhoods to survive when disasters strike. Read on to learn about these community leaders whose persistence, grit, and commitment are changing the world. 

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Spring 2023 Newsletter

Missed our Spring 2023 Newsletter in the mail? Not to worry–you can now access it online! Read about the Willow Oil project and its implications for a just transition, what’s new with New Voices, a distinguished board member’s seven years of service and more!

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CEQA by the Numbers: Myths & Facts

Published in conjunction with The Housing Workshop, this report provides empirical evidence to demonstrate that lawsuits under CEQA affect only a small fraction of projects in the state, and most are unrelated to housing.

Read the full report here.

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What the West Coast Can Learn From East Palestine

Recent reports suggest the disaster in East Palestine is not an isolated incident, but part of a larger pattern of unregulated rail cars causing preventable disasters. The Rose Foundation works with organizations across the western region that are calling for more transparency, regulations, and protections within the rail industry to better safeguard communities and the environment from spills. Continue reading to learn from our partners about the risk of train derailments, the challenges to overcome them and ways that everyday citizens can help.

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Grantee Spotlight: Building Financial Literacy California Reinvestment Coalition

In 2021, California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) received a two-year grant from the Rose Foundation’s Consumer Products Fund to support their “Economic Health Promotoras” program. One year into their funding, CRC has provided us with an interim report of what they have learned and achieved over the past year. Click here to learn more.

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Building Grassroots Momentum in 2023

We kicked off 2023 distributing $90,000 from the California Environmental Grassroots Fund across 17 organizations. Take a break from national news and tune in to local wins that reflect the ever-strengthening environmental justice movement.

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Designing Resilience Hubs

Last December, two New Voices Fellows helped design and host a Resilience Hub workshop at Lion Creek Crossings–a community based affordable housing complex in East Oakland. Over 30 people attended the 3-hour long event. Click here to learn more about this successful youth-led workshop.

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Fall ’22 Print Newsletter

Our fall print newsletter is now online! From Rose grantees responding to the PFAS crisis, to this year’s 7 NVR fellows and their environmental justice projects, you won’t want to miss this season’s stories.

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2022 Film Recommendations

Out of the 39 films on this year’s menu, you may be wondering where to start. Well, let me help you.

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