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My Summer Interning with Committee for Green Foothills
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My Summer Interning with Committee for Green Foothills

Our Burlingame Shoreline Park petition signature gathering got a big boost this month with the help of Verona Teo, Mia Jerphagnon, and Jackson Boro. These three summer interns have been instrumental in our community outreach efforts to send a strong message to Governor Newsom, the Burlingame City Council, and the State Lands Commission that a...

The Original Pack Rat
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The Original Pack Rat

By Nancy Reyering, Committee for Green Foothills Board Member. Originally published May 2015. My husband and I lived in Woodside for 30 years before we understood that the little igloo of sticks at our property line was a woodrat nest. Discovering this and learning more about the behavior, skill, and value of this charming but...

Rue Mapp Remembers
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Rue Mapp Remembers

Rue Mapp is the founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires African American connections and leadership in nature. To find out more about Outdoor Afro, the nonprofit network that she created, follow this link.  Rue will be honored at our annual celebration, Nature’s Inspiration, along with Steve...

Steve Abbors Speaks
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Steve Abbors Speaks

Serving as the General Manager of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for almost a decade, Steve Abbors helped the agency create a 40-year plan and pass a $300 million bond to fund it; he recently spoke to us about favorite experiences and local hikes.  Along with Rue Mapp, CEO of Outdoor Afro, he will be...

30 Ideas for a Nature-Minded New Year’s Resolution
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30 Ideas for a Nature-Minded New Year’s Resolution

By Bryan Beck, Board Member New Year’s Eve has always been one of my favorite holidays. Not just because of the champagne, but I appreciate having time to reflect on the past year and think about the year to come. Though I don’t always hold to them, I’ve found that a good New Year’s Resolution...

Vinod Khosla Continues Effort to Destroy California’s Coastal Program
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Vinod Khosla Continues Effort to Destroy California’s Coastal Program

By Mark Massara On Thursday, June 15, a three justice panel of the California Court of Appeals became the sixth California court to hear lawyers for Vinod Khosla complain that having to apply for a permit amounts to government “takings” of private property along California’s coast. Based on the Court’s questions and skepticism expressed during...

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...

Deb Kramer: Becoming a More Efficient Community Organizer
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Deb Kramer: Becoming a More Efficient Community Organizer

Deb joined the Leadership Academy to improve her understanding of the political process and how city staff and agencies interact with nonprofits. She feels the Leadership Academy is influencing her daily work to create an urban open space park in Coyote Meadows. For Deb, the most powerful part of the program was creating her own mission and vision statement to keep her focused on why she does what she does and how she goes about doing it.

Uriel Hernandez: Speaking Up for My Community
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Uriel Hernandez: Speaking Up for My Community

Thanks to the Leadership Academy, Uriel is more committed than ever to staying engaged and speaking up for the changes he wants to see. He knows it’s up to him as a community member to show up and keep the pressure on government so they know people care. Uriel is already starting to be recognized for his leadership on environmental issues. In March 2017 he received Bay Nature’s Local Hero award for Youth Engagement.

Violet Saena: Reaffirmed Passion
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Violet Saena: Reaffirmed Passion

Within the Leadership Academy, Violet found the support and network to help those who most need it. She says it reaffirmed her passion to work on climate change and build community resilience. Recently, she founded her own non-profit, which cultivates environmental awareness and builds stronger alliances between communities in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven.

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