Author: Megan Fluke

Nature’s Inspiration: Megan Medeiros Speech
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Nature’s Inspiration: Megan Medeiros Speech

Welcome to our 15th annual Nature’s Inspiration! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Megan Medeiros. I’m proud to say this is my 6th time welcoming you to this wonderful event as your Executive Director. It’s energizing to see so many people gathered in one place who care about protecting our region’s natural...

Outdoor Afro is recruiting for 2019. Is this for you?
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Outdoor Afro is recruiting for 2019. Is this for you?

This year Committee for Green Foothills celebrates Rue Mapp as one of our Nature’s Inspiration honorees. She is the founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, a national nonprofit organization. With more than 60 leaders in 28 states, Outdoor Afro supports African American leadership in the open space movement and addresses the need for greater diversity...

A Letter From Our Executive Director
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A Letter From Our Executive Director

As I approach my 5-year anniversary as Executive Director of Committee for Green Foothills, I’ve been reflecting on what I want my legacy to be. It’s a good time to be asking this, too: we’ve just launched our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan process. Since 2013, we’ve won dozens of campaigns for open space and natural resources....

The Power of People
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The Power of People

Minutes before the first election results were released on June 5, 2018, Brian Schmidt of Greenbelt Alliance reminded me, “We did everything we could.” He was right. For months, we had poured all our spare time, energy, and resources into the campaign to defeat Measure B and pass Measure C. And with a 20% margin,...

Prop 68 wins, Measure B is defeated!
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Prop 68 wins, Measure B is defeated!

It’s a good day to be an environmentalist in the Bay Area.  Proving that people power can beat a well-financed opponent, we defeated the developer-backed Measure B and passed Measure C in San Jose. Measure B would have approved a gated development of luxury homes on 200 acres of open space in the Evergreen hillsides,...

A New Horizon
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A New Horizon

As I mentioned in a blog on May 15, we have entered into a new period for Committee for Green Foothills. We are changing how we do our work. Taking a more proactive approach on critical advocacy issues is part of that change. To move definitively in this new direction, we restructured our organization. In 2017, we...

Our No on B, Yes on C Op-Ed in the San Jose Inside
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Our No on B, Yes on C Op-Ed in the San Jose Inside

As the June election draws near, Committee for Green Foothills is determined to get the word out to voters about the severe drawbacks of Measure B in San Jose and the benefits of Measure C.  Our Legislative Advocacy Director, Alice Kaufman, wrote an op-ed with Sergio Jimenez and Mike Flaugher recently published in the San Jose...

TBT: Wallace Stegner Imagines a Greener Future
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TBT: Wallace Stegner Imagines a Greener Future

In 1964, in the shade of the foothills he hoped to protect, Wallace Stegner addressed the State Highway Commission and urged that agency not to build the Willow Road Freeway.  It was 7 years before he would write his Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Angle of Repose, and if Stegner’s words sounded far more eloquent than...

A Letter from our Executive Director
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A Letter from our Executive Director

It’s springtime and energy is high at Committee for Green Foothills. In the spirit of renewal and growth, we have rolled up our sleeves and are charging ahead. Most anything feels possible. With the release of our 2017 Annual Report, I’m reminded of how powerful Committee for Green Foothills is. From the permanent protection of...

Executive Director Megan Medeiros in the News on Measures B & C
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Executive Director Megan Medeiros in the News on Measures B & C

Our Executive Director Megan Medeiros spoke at a press conference earlier this week as part of the “YES on C, NO on B” campaign. The event was covered by local news organizations, including SF Gate. The Gate‘s article, Mayor, Veterans, Environmental Leaders Come Together To Denounce ‘Senior Housing’ Proposal (5/9/18), explained our position that Measure...

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