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About joshuawait

Josh returned to the non-profit sector to work as the IT & Communications Specialist at CGBD. Before coming to CGBD, Josh spent eight years in the IT industry as the Chief Technical Officer of a consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Josh previously worked in the philanthropy sector while at the Bonner Foundation in Princeton, NJ. He has worked with youth and homeless children in various roles. Josh possesses a BA in English from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Report from Urgent Action Fund Latin America

From Urgent Action Fund Latin America and also available in Spanish a new report http://bit.ly/1JFsNUS ties together many issues–the higher number of women victims among murders of environmental defenders, the trend that some are calling “the criminalization of protest,” and in some countries a closing civil space for NGOs and activists.

January 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Report from Urgent Action Fund Latin America

New Report from New Economy Funders Network (NEFN)

Pivot Point’s finished research on behalf of the New Economy Funders Network (NEFN). You can read the report to understand the breadth of interests in the funding community http://bit.ly/1RO0CW5

January 27th, 2016|News|Comments Off on New Report from New Economy Funders Network (NEFN)

The Verde Paper, Latino Perspectives on Conservation Leadership

“The Verde Paper, Latino Perspectives on Conservation Leadership” was produced by La Madre Tierra and Resource Media. Funded by the Hewlett Foundation, this is an important contribution to the future of conservation. http://bit.ly/205nLYR

January 27th, 2016|International Connections|Comments Off on The Verde Paper, Latino Perspectives on Conservation Leadership

Is the Post Fossil Fuel Era Now Inevitable?

In a Huffington Post article, Michael Northrop asks the question, “Is the Post Fossil Fuel Era Now Inevitable?” To read more, follow this link http://huff.to/1Zh86A0

January 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is the Post Fossil Fuel Era Now Inevitable?

The Coal Atlas

Heinrich Böll Foundation and Friends of the Earth International present The Coal Atlas: Facts and figures show the environmental and social impact of coal production. The Heinrich Böll Foundation and Friends of the Earth International published November 20, 2015 the first English edition of the Coal Atlas 2015.

The Coal Atlas contains the latest facts and figures on the use of coal and its environmental and social consequences. With more than 60 detailed infographics, the atlas illustrates the coal industry’s impact on nature, health, labour, human rights and politics. Moreover, it sheds light on the beneficiaries of […]

November 20th, 2015|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on The Coal Atlas

Investing Strategically in Social-Impact Networks: A Guidebook for Foundations

The Kresge Foundation has announced a new resource, “Investing Strategically in Social-Impact Networks: A Guidebook for Foundations,” produced by the Innovation Network for Communities (INC) and Island Press. You can find this resource on the Kresge Foundation website: http://connectingtochangetheworld.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Investing-Strategically-in-Social-Impact-Networks.pdf

November 16th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Investing Strategically in Social-Impact Networks: A Guidebook for Foundations

Getting An Accurate Count of the Vaquita

The San Diego Tribune reports that the Ocean Starr set sail for Gulf of California to get an accurate count of the vaquita. It is estimated that less than 100 of these porpoise may be left.  Read more: http://bit.ly/1FbgvRZ

September 21st, 2015|Gulf of California, Marine Conservation|Comments Off on Getting An Accurate Count of the Vaquita

The Factory of Life

Why is soil biodiversity so important? The European Commission answered this question with the publication The Factory of Life. It provides key facts, a detailed narrative, and solutions related to the health of our soils.

Did you know that just 1% of bacterial and fungal species have been identified compared with 80% of plants? This publication provides interesting insights and useful facts for understanding the role of soil in biodiversity. Read more.

July 27th, 2015|Conservation Science, News|Comments Off on The Factory of Life

It’s Time for Environment 2.0

Rick Smith, Executive Director of the Broadbent Institute, and Bruce Lourie, President of the Ivey Foundation, co-wrote an article about the new terrain of the environmental movement. They state that  the environmental movement needs to take this moment to recalibrate its focus and overhaul its expectations. They said, “The environmental debate needs a reboot: Let’s call it ‘Environment 2.0’.” Read more of their thought provoking ideas here: http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2015/06/05/its-time-for-environment-2-0/#.VXsDIWDP5U5 Rick Smith and Bruce Laurie co-authored two best-selling books on the health effects of pollution. Bruce Laurie is a CGBD board member.

 

 

June 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on It’s Time for Environment 2.0

Building Momentum at the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa

Preparation for a pre-congress event, “Building Momentum” at the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, September 5-6 2015, has begun. Organizers are seeking to bring together representatives from community forest groups, forest and farm producers, and indigenous people. The hope is to bring a sufficient number of these representative groups to Durban to share experiences, build networks, and develop a common roadmap for action. Organizers believe that with generous contributions from partners, they can attain a critical mass to raise the profile of community-based forestry practitioners, forest-and-farm producer organizations, indigenous peoples, women and youth and […]

May 15th, 2015|International Connections, News|Comments Off on Building Momentum at the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa