Green Chemistry / Safer Alternatives

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As 2020 winds down, HEFN wishes a fond farewell to Steering Committee leaders whose terms end this year, and extends deepest gratitude for the myriad contributions they’ve made to the HEFN community.
As the unprecedented challenges of the past year overflow into 2021, HEFN is deeply grateful for the unwavering support of the environmental health and justice community that supported its work in 2020.
Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Prize Winner
This blog highlights recent awards recognizing innovative environmental health and justice contributions and champions.
David Fukuzawa, Cecilia Estolano and Miya Yoshitani at HEFN 2014 Annual Meeting
“We have faith in a different vision of 2029, because we have witnessed our own power to change the future.” These encouraging words from Michele Prichard of the Liberty Hill Foundation opened and framed HEFN’s 2014 annual meeting, Fifteen Forward:...
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Recently Amy Solomon stepped away from her program officer position at the Bullitt Foundation. In this blog post, Amy answers questions she'd been asked – or had asked herself – and she shares her reflections on her twelve years at the Foundation, on...
HEFN has two new issue briefs designed explicitly for funders just getting acquainted with environmental health philanthropy. Read more about what they offer in this blog post.
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HEFN member Ruth Hennig shares her thoughts on why philanthropy struggles to attract and retain funders to environmental health issues, and what it can do to change that in this Giving InSight blog post.
Karen Peabody O'Brien and Pete Myers share news about TiPED, a new screening tool to help chemists design chemicals that are safer for people and the planet.
HEFN member Amy Solomon of the Bullitt Foundation talks about how they integrated environmental health considerations into construction of their new building, the Bullitt Center, soon to be the world's largest commercial "living building."
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