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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.

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Greenaction Calls for Justice:

Stung by whistleblower allegations of falsified soil samples measuring radiation at the closed Hunters Point Shipyard, the Navy hired a new firm to recheck the data. But the new firm, CH2M Hill, was at the center of a similar controversy over faked asbestos samples 10 years ago. Community members have the right to demand accurate and responsible monitoring of significant environmental problems, and the pressure is now on the Navy, the City of San Francisco, and the master developer, Lennar, to either verify the data or retest. Congratulations to Rose Foundation grantee, Greenaction, for providing technical assistance to the community and keeping the pubic spotlight shining on this unfolding environmental health threat.

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No Coal in Oakland Our New Voices are Rising Interns attend the No Coal in Oakland Rally

This Tuesday, March 7, our New Voices are Rising intern, Javier Meija-Cuenca (second from left), gave a speech at the No Coal in Oakland rally. He joined demonstrators flocking to Downtown Oakland to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and Phil Tagami’s lawsuit against the Oakland City Council’s 2016 ban on shipping and storing coal in the city. Tagami hopes to overturn Oakland’s ban on coal transports that prevented his company, Oakland Bulk Oversized Terminal, from building a terminal to ship Utah coal to Asia.

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Yes New Voices Last weekend, our New Voices Team attended the Yes Conference

The Yes Conference (Youth for environment and Sustainability) brought together middle and high school students from around the Bay Area to discuss solutions to the climate change crisis. Our New Voices team gave a presentation about the PLAN Bay Area, the regional plan for transportation and land use. They practiced and researched their topic well to give a presentation that kept the audience engaged. The presentation highlighted the importance of public transit and raised concerns about the plan’s approach to affordable housing.

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Submit Your Nomination for the 2017 Anthony Grassroots Prize Submit Your Nomination for the 2017 Anthony Grassroots Prize

The Anthony Grassroots Prize recognizes an outstanding example of grassroots environmental activism in California over the previous year with a $1,000 cash award. Nominations are due April 1, 2017. The prize will be awarded on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. (Left: 2016 Anthony Prize winner, WildPlaces)

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Staying Strong in 2017 February E-Newsletter

Stay informed about important grant deadlines and get a closer look at the work of our grantees. This month’s e-newsletter features our New Voices Are Rising program, Cal Wildlands grantees and the International Refugee Assistance Project.

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Tips from the 2016 Grassroots Convening 9 Tips from Our Annual Grassroots Convening

The 2016 Grassroots Convening was a success, and here are some tips we would love to give you!

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Grantees Advocating for Clean Air in Pittsburg, CA Former and current grantees of Rose Foundation came together this summer to continue advocating for Clean Air in Pittsburg, California.

Air quality has become an increasingly important issue around the Bay Area, and communities have expressed their voices. In Pittsburg, CA Rose Foundation staff and grantees are coming together to inform community members on air quality near their home.

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New Voices Interns Update See how this summer's interns were impacted!

The Rose Foundation has caught up with one of its summers interns; Mykela Patton reflects on her time during the program. She tells us what has impacted her the most and what she has gained from her experience.

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Support A New Voice for Oakland Help Us Raise $15K by June 27th

Nate is a New Voices Are Rising Fellow and will soon join a cohort of 15 other students for our Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy. Nate needs your help to raise $15,000 to support youth leaders this summer.

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