Author: Megan Fluke

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...

A Toast to You, Just 12 Hours to Make Your Gift!
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A Toast to You, Just 12 Hours to Make Your Gift!

And now, a year-end poem from Executive Director Megan Medeiros: As we ring in 2-0-1-8, I’m looking forward to the year ahead; I can’t wait. If you haven’t made your year-end gift yet, There’s no need to worry, so please don’t you fret. This is just a reminder, there’s still time today. But 12 hours...

Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving #GivingTuesday
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Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving #GivingTuesday

It’s almost #GivingTuesday and we hope you’ll celebrate this global day of giving by watching our video and becoming a sustaining member today. Special thanks to James, Peggy, Rani, David, and all of our sustaining members who make our work possible through their ongoing support. Join them and give nature the gift that keeps on...

Tell the Trump administration to keep National Parks affordable for all
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Tell the Trump administration to keep National Parks affordable for all

Last week, the Trump administration proposed dramatic fee increases at 17 of the country’s most popular national parks, to be charged during peak seasons.  Fees for individual and group entrants would double from current rates.  The public has a 30-day window to comment on this proposed fee increase, which would take effect in 2018. Please...

Welcome CALA class of 2017-2018!
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Welcome CALA class of 2017-2018!

Meet our newest cohort of change-makers, the Community Advocates Leadership Academy class of 2017-2018. CALA’s goal is to stimulate the local climate of civic activism in support of environmental sustainability, public health, and social justice. This year’s program kicked off on September 9, 2017 at Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto, with Santa Clara County...

Thank you from the CALA class of 2017-2018
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Thank you from the CALA class of 2017-2018

THANK YOU! The Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA) class of 2017-2018 appreciates your support so that we might offer scholarships to all participants who requested one. Here’s what this year’s class had to say about your support: “I am very grateful for the opportunity to participate in CALA. I could not have done this without...

Congrats CALA Graduates!
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Congrats CALA Graduates!

The 31 graduates of the Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA) Class of 2017 celebrated their graduation on June 3. Graduates of all ages had taken 10 Saturday classes, one a month, to learn to make a difference in the environmental and social challenges of our time. “We had wonderful guest speakers,” said graduating student Doreen Villemaire....

Letter to the Editor: San Jose will benefit from protecting Coyote Valley
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Letter to the Editor: San Jose will benefit from protecting Coyote Valley

Check out Megan’s Letter to the Editor published in Sunday’s Mercury News: I recently came across a quote from a 1981 article we published in response to a development threat in Coyote Valley that was fought back: “We recommend that the city (of San Jose) work with industrial representatives to study Edenvale and other redevelopment...

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