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Nature’s Inspiration: Success!
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Nature’s Inspiration: Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 18th annual Nature’s Inspiration on October 3rd. Your participation truly made it an unforgettable evening! Nature’s Inspiration is a celebration of our community and provides much needed funds that support Green Foothills’ annual operating budget. This year’s event was our most successful yet, so far raising commitments of...

Please Oppose Expansion of Massive East Palo Alto Development
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Please Oppose Expansion of Massive East Palo Alto Development

On Tuesday, September 28, the East Palo Alto City Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint study session to consider whether to more than triple the size of the Ravenswood Specific Plan, an already-enormous office proposal along the Bay shoreline. Doing this will harm the wetlands, and cause terrible traffic jams, gentrification and displacement....

From Retirement to Reach Codes
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From Retirement to Reach Codes

After a long career at the Environmental Protection Agency, Kathleen Goforth had a 35-year backlog of personal projects to do.  Yet, she decided to add one more to her list: she applied to Green Foothills’ Leadership Academy. “I was just starting to consider retiring and thought it would kick-start my thinking about what I might...

Helping to Address Crucial Environmental Issues in San Benito County
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Helping to Address Crucial Environmental Issues in San Benito County

Over the years, Green Foothills has worked on a number of issues in counties adjacent to San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties that have cross-border effects. Our recent work in San Benito County has garnered us an invitation and funding to continue partnering with local organizations and the Amah Mutsun Tribe in fighting to protect...

Time to Apply for the 2022 Leadership Academy Program
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Time to Apply for the 2022 Leadership Academy Program

Green Foothills is looking for creative, passionate, and curious changemakers who want to be more effective advocates for the natural environment. The Leadership Academy has been going strong since 2013, with over 200 alumni having gone through the program and stepping into positions of leadership where they use their advocacy skills to champion the protection...

Announcing the Winners of Our 2021 Photo Contest
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Announcing the Winners of Our 2021 Photo Contest

We are excited to announce the winners of this year’s Green Foothills Photo Contest. This year’s theme was “Picture Yourself Outdoors,” and we requested photos that showed people interacting with nature. Thank you for sending in so many inspiring photographs. Congratulations to Andrew Pierce, Jeff Regan, and Kyrod Myatt – this year’s winners! A number...

Now Recruiting for the 2022 Leadership Academy Cohort
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Now Recruiting for the 2022 Leadership Academy Cohort

Since 2013, Green Foothills’ Leadership Academy has trained local changemakers on how to practice more effective environmental advocacy and take the next steps to build their leadership. The program is characterized by a smaller cohort size, a deep dive into environmental campaign planning, a racial equity foundation, project based-learning, and alumni impact. With the class...

People Who Give Us Hope: Cherise Orange
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People Who Give Us Hope: Cherise Orange

By David Simon What do marketing for Green Foothills, studying international affairs, and training people to do COVID investigations have in common? Don’t worry, we’re not giving up local conservation to work on intercontinental contagion. These, actually, are all past and current activities of Cherise Orange, who currently volunteers as the chair of our Marketing...

Juan, Jenny and Leslie: Introductions and Transition
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Juan, Jenny and Leslie: Introductions and Transition

Earlier this year, you might have caught an image of nine Green Foothills employees smiling in a Zoom conference. That image has recently undergone a change as we welcome two new employees to our growing team. In addition, another member of the team is transitioning to a part-time role in anticipation of an exciting career...

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