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Nature’s Inspiration Venue Brought to Life
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Nature’s Inspiration Venue Brought to Life

By Ron Erskine, Board President All of us at Committee for Green Foothills are extremely excited about this year’s Nature’s Inspiration celebration on September 24; and with good reason. Number one, of course, is that we will be honoring Joan Baez, a truly remarkable and influential woman. But we are also pleased to be hosting...

Guest Post: CALA made me a more strategic community organizer
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Guest Post: CALA made me a more strategic community organizer

We are now accepting applications for our Community Advocates Leadership Academy class of 2017-2018. Apply today. Deb Kramer has been interested in the environment since she was a child. Having lived in California her whole life, with fires, floods, and droughts, the environment was “always on her mind.” She says she “always felt a connection...

Guest Post: CALA taught me to speak up for my community
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Guest Post: CALA taught me to speak up for my community

Uriel Hernandez always felt a bit cynical about influencing local government in his hometown of East Palo Alto. As he explained it, “The political and development processes always seemed so murky to me. Then I found the Community Advocates Leadership Academy in 2016.” Growing up, Uriel noticed how different the cities surrounding East Palo Alto...

Guest Post: Community Advocates Leadership Academy Reaffirmed My Passion
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Guest Post: Community Advocates Leadership Academy Reaffirmed My Passion

This post was written by Morgan Aitken-Young, Community Advocates Leadership Academy Class of 2016. Morgan recently sat down with graduates of the program to capture how it impacted their advocacy.  Committee for Green Foothills is currently accepting applications for our 2017-2018 class. Apply today. Violet Saena can’t recall a moment when she realized environmental protection...

Why I Joined
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Why I Joined

I’m Chuck Cantrell, a new donor and new board member of Committee for Green Foothills. As a father, I’m committed to protecting local nature for my children and future grandchildren. I’m thrilled to be able to do my part in supporting this vital work as a donor and now as a board member. I hope...

Guest Post: Community Advocates Leadership Academy Helped Us Win Our Campaign
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Guest Post: Community Advocates Leadership Academy Helped Us Win Our Campaign

This post was written by Morgan Aitken-Young, Community Advocates Leadership Academy Class of 2016. Committee for Green Foothills is currently accepting applications for our 2017-2018 class. Apply today. My family has a long history of civic leadership. My grandfather, Don Aitken, was one of the founding members of Committee for Green Foothills. In 2015, I...

Dave Pine on defeating Billboards
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Dave Pine on defeating Billboards

I’m a member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. I want to thank Committee for Green Foothills for bringing our community together to stop billboards from popping up along highways on San Mateo County land. P.S.S.: Thanks to the Committee for Green Foothills board, all gifts made before May 1 will be doubled...

Sandie Silva on Saving Gilroy Farmland
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Sandie Silva on Saving Gilroy Farmland

I’m a local farmer and a big fan of Committee for Green Foothills. I wanted to share a great story with you about Measure H, Gilroy’s first urban growth boundary measure. My group, Gilroy Growing Smarter, partnered with Committee for Green Foothills last year to protect the farmland we all love. P.S.: Thanks to Committee...

It’s the People: Past, Present, and Future
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It’s the People: Past, Present, and Future

By Ron Erskine, Board President My first year serving as board president at Committee for Green Foothills is nearly done. During that time, each encounter I have had with board members and staff has left me impressed. When I think of the stature and legacy of the people who have preceded me in this role,...

Local Sierra Club Chapter Honors our own Lennie Roberts
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Local Sierra Club Chapter Honors our own Lennie Roberts

By Mike Ferreira, Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter Chair The Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter honored Committee for Green Foothills Legislative Advocate Lennie Roberts at its Guardians of Nature event on October 1 for her long and impressive record—a record that we hope will extend much longer—of protecting the peninsula environment in all of its...

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