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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.

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...

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,...

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