HEFN’s 2012 Annual Meeting
HEFN’s 2012 Annual Meeting, "A New Power Grid: Winning Strategies to Protect Health and the Environment," was held in Chicago, Illinois on November 13 and 14, 2012. “A New Power Grid” focused on philanthropy’s role in shifting power from polluter influence into the collective defense of public health, the environment, and communities.
On the heels of a major US election, participants and speakers considered how — and whose — power is shaping environmental health and justice outcomes, whether in politics, markets, science, or communities. In peer discussion, funders shared lessons from current investments and strategized about how to build more cumulative impact in support of environmental health and environmental justice.
Funders interested in health, the environment, and social equity participated in this event.