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Apr
16 - 18

Climate & Energy Funders Group - 2018 Annual Meeting

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Miami Beach, FL

The CEFG 2018 Annual Meeting is taking place in Miami, Florida, a location fraught with the challenges of climate change, yet also a locus for important resilience work. We will take advantage of being in Miami to consider Florida’s potential as a clean energy leader and its extreme vulnerability to climate impacts. We will look beyond Florida to explore global deep decarbonization scenarios to help inform strategic decision-making and bring allied groups closer to consensus on a range of priority climate action strategies. We will delve intoour political context, energy democracy, and current thinking around communication tools and strategies. Lastly, throughout, we will incorporate the idea of 100% clean and how we can launch the necessary transformations to achieve that goal. Please join funder colleagues for this learning and networking opportunity. 

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Jun
27 - 29

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders 15th Annual Forum

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Gainesville, FL

2017 SAFSF Forum

The 15th Annual SAFSF Forum in Gainesville, Florida will draw inspiration from the surrounding region, which has extensive cattle ranching, forestry, and aquaculture; the University of Florida—a land-grant university; and the largest convergence of first-magnitude freshwater springs in the world. Here, and like many places, issues critical to the world’s health and vitality flow together, creating clashes and synergies with the potential to impact our collective futures. The Forum will explore what it means to listen to and learn from the source, highlighting themes relevant to us all: gender, justice, immigration, and equity; agriculture, fisheries, and forestry; international, indigenous, and rural voices; water and climate change; land use and development; and more. Stories and lived experiences from community stakeholders, coupled with contextual data and analysis, will challenge, support, and equip us in our work as catalysts for transformation. Join us in Gainesville — where nature and culture meet.

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Jun
22

The Environmental Movement in the New Federal Landscape

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Teleconference

New policies emerging at the federal level regarding the environment and climate change have the potential to have profound effects domestically and globally. President Trump’s proposal to cut back the EPA’s budget by 31% is the largest cut of any U.S. agency. Further, some reports cite that his planned policies could lead to an increase in emissions equivalent to 60% of American homes by 2025. Some environmental leaders assert that the planet can ill afford this direction nor the discounted attitude of science itself. What is the environmental movement doing? Please join us for a one hour funder's teleconference to hear from two of our region’s most informed leaders: Ken Kimmell, President of Union of Concerned Scientists and Bradley Campbell, President of Conservation Law Foundation. They will cover the status of policy changes and strategies of defense as well as the hopeful signs that clean energy and a clean environment is a populist interest. 

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Feb
29 - 02

Environmental Grantmakers Association 2016 Winter Briefing: Innovations on the Ground

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Eden Roc Miami Beach

With Miami and coastal communities as a frame, we will explore cross-cutting innovation on the ground. This Briefing will highlight collaborations and politics connected to the environment, creating a shared space that will allow funders to strategize, collaborate, and network, together working toward a sustainable future.

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Coastal Algae Blooms Causes and Solutions: What is Philanthropy's Role in Solving the Crisis

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02/2017

Blue-green algae blooms created catastrophes in coastal communities last year. Severity and duration of blue-green algae appears to be increasing. In other coastal areas previously unknown brown algae is blamed for fish kills. Outbreaks of red tide have long plagued Gulf waters and impacting marine life and exposing human to airborne toxics. Some affected people are upset with government for failing to stop pollution, but government officials say not enough is known about causes and resources are scarce. Advocates want stronger laws and more public funds to treat pollution sources. How can Florida’s philanthropic leaders step up to the challenge? Mote Marine Lab’s Dr. Vince Lovko, a harmful algae bloom expert will discuss algae trends and causes. What is known? Will more monitoring and improved technologies help us understand the challenges? Audubon Florida’s Eric Draper, a long-time water quality advocate will talk about efforts to control human-caused nutrient pollution thought to be the cause blue-green algae outbreaks in waters throughout Florida. Will investments in research, education and advocacy help advance solutions. How do we harness public concern in this time of crisis?

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Inheriting a Grant Portfolio

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08/2008

How should a grantmaker proceed when they take over a longstanding program only to learn that it needs to be slimmed down and made more effective? Get tips from a case study on water management from Grantcraft.

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The Patterson Foundation Contributes Half a Million Dollars to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Hurricane Recovery Fund

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10/23/2018

The Patterson Foundation Contributes Half a Million Dollars to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Hurricane Recovery Fund.  The contribution will support medium- and long-term recovery efforts in the regions affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.

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Wells Fargo Pledges $200 Billion Towards Clean Energy

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04/26/2018

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), a diversified, community-based financial services company, announced last week that it has committed $200 billion to sustainable business, with 50 percent focused on clean technology and renewable energy transactions. The institution made this commitment at a keynote delivered by CEO Tim Sloan at the CECP CEO Force for Good Investor Forum in San Francisco.

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