Author: Andrea Fraume-Valencia

Learning By Doing: How One Concerned Citizen Deepened His Impact
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Learning By Doing: How One Concerned Citizen Deepened His Impact

Bryan Beck is an accomplished computer engineer who has always been passionate about helping the environment. His first foray into local environmental advocacy also happened to be his introduction to Green Foothills: when the Cargill company was fighting to build 12,000 homes on salt ponds along the bayshore in Bryan’s hometown of Redwood City. Bryan...

Green Foothills Leadership Program: New Name, Alumni, and Recruitment Cycle!
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Green Foothills Leadership Program: New Name, Alumni, and Recruitment Cycle!

We are proud to announce that the program previously known as the Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA) has a new name. Drumroll… Green Foothills Leadership Program! We chose this more straightforward name after careful consideration by the Leadership Program Advisory Committee and Green Foothills staff, along with input from program alumni. The 2022 cohort is...

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Welcome 2022 Leadership Program Cohort

On January 8, we kicked off our 9th annual Leadership Program cohort, a group of 22 community members who want to learn how to become more effective agents of change. Participants meet monthly to learn how to prepare and plan an environmental advocacy campaign for a local cause. Upon completing the program in August, the...

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We Are So Proud of Our Leadership Academy 2021 Cohort!

From climate resiliency teams in North Fair Oaks to the protection of Juristac, the 2021 Leadership Academy cohort shined in their efforts to create environmental protection campaign plans through a racial equity lens. As part of the training program, participants formed 5 separate workgroups around these current issues: Establishing Climate Resiliency Block Action Teams in...

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Time to Apply for the 2022 Leadership Academy Program

Green Foothills is looking for creative, passionate, and curious changemakers who want to be more effective advocates for the natural environment. The Leadership Academy has been going strong since 2013, with over 200 alumni having gone through the program and stepping into positions of leadership where they use their advocacy skills to champion the protection...

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Now Recruiting for the 2022 Leadership Academy Cohort

Since 2013, Green Foothills’ Leadership Academy has trained local changemakers on how to practice more effective environmental advocacy and take the next steps to build their leadership. The program is characterized by a smaller cohort size, a deep dive into environmental campaign planning, a racial equity foundation, project based-learning, and alumni impact. With the class...

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Alexii Sigona: Partnerships for Indigenous Sovereignty

Through the Leadership Academy, Alexii learned how to connect with local governments and persuade electeds in service of his tribe. He believes that tribal governments could be more influential than they currently are and wants to see them take their power back as legitimate and equal peers to local governments. He envisions a future where indigenous communities lead decision-making that affects the health of their homelands.

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