Funder Briefing - Beyond Drilling: Strategies To Address The Oil And Gas Industry's Expanding Footprint

11/16/2015 - 9:00am

Sponsored by the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity (CGBD), the Climate and Energy Funders Group (CEFG), the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), and the Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN)

Baltimore, Maryland

As oil and gas development grows, so does its footprint. States across the country, even those where fracking is not happening, are facing the impacts of shale development in the form of pipelines, oil trains, refineries or compressor stations, and import/export terminals.


Funder Meeting -- Drilling Deeper: Fracking Impacts, Funder Strategies, and Site Visit

04/02/2012 - 1:19am

Please join us in Pittsburgh for a special funder meeting focused on the practice of hydrofracking. This meeting, jointly sponsored by HEFN, the Environmental Grantmakers Association and the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders, is aimed at funders concerned about the public health, ecological, and community impacts related to natural gas extraction.

Highlights of EGA Retreat Plenary: Challenging Old Assumptions, Finding New Allies

This plenary kicked off EGA’s Fall 2011 Retreat at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Unlike traditional plenaries, this session consisted of five individual stories and conversations about bringing environmental change through unlikely alliances and harnessing the “power of the collective.”

Foundation Roundtable at the UN

04/20/2011 - 1:00pm

The Roundtable, opened by Pablo Farias of the Ford Foundation, centered on the two challenges of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) – What outcome do we want from Rio+20?, and How do we arrive at the outcome?

The three-pronged objective of the Conference was to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and, address new and emerging challenges.

A Primer for the Post-Carbon World

Originally posted on

"When is comes to controversial issues, population is in a class by itself. Activist working to reduce global population growth are attacked by the Left for supposedly ignoring human-rights issues or glossing over Western over-consumption. They are attacked by the Right for supposedly favoring widespread abortion and promiscuity. Others think the problem will be solved by technology.

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