Category: News

Backbone Support for Cross-Sector Collaboratives (Newsletter)

In this newsletter: California Outdoor Engagement Coalition San Francisco Children and Nature Network Plan for Environmental Literacy in CA Collective Impact Convening, April 3-5 in Austin, TX Resources and Opportunities San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Strategic Plan Planet Vision Latino Outdoors ED Opening Whether working to protect the environment, enhance community health and sustainability, improve educational…

By mbiggar March 1, 2018 0

Making Partnerships for Social Change Work: Common Ground and Funded Support (Newsletter)

Breaking news on a host of problems including gun violence, climate-related disasters, sexual harassment, systemic racism and political propaganda nearly every day is overwhelming and can leave us feeling hopeless. It challenges our ability to cultivate a sense of gratitude during this time of Thanksgiving. We need to look beyond the news and headlines to find reasons for gratitude and hope.…

By mbiggar November 14, 2017 0

Facilitating Change in Personal Transportation Behavior (Newsletter)

Connected to Place Summer 2017 Newsletter Content Behavioral Science Research (conference presentation) Education and Outreach, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Social Support, SPUR Social Norms, BayCLIC Electric Vehicles, Cool the Earth Connected to Place Blog In this newsletter, I’m focusing on my transportation behavior-related research and work along with promising new initiatives under way in the Bay Area. Getting…

By mbiggar August 15, 2017 0

Strategic Partnerships and Environmental Education (Newsletter)

Connected to Place Spring 2017 Newsletter Content California’s Environmental Literacy Steering Committee ChangeScale, a Bay Area environmental education collaborative Recent Publications and Writings Many organizations are working together across communities in California and the Bay Area to connect our children to nature and help them develop environmental literacy. Young people armed with deep knowledge of…

By mbiggar May 18, 2017 0

Network Leadership and Place-Based Living (Newsletter)

Fall is here! I enjoyed opportunities this summer to guide planning processes, facilitate meetings and interviews, and write actionable reports and plans. As I reflect on the inspirational work of my clients, the role of network leadership and an emphasis on place-based living seem evermore important in making positive social and environmental change. Network Leadership…

By mbiggar October 5, 2016 0

Behavior Change Research, Strategic Planning and Environmental Literacy (Newsletter)

I hope you are enjoying the long days of summer and finding time to connect with your local environment, community and the people in your lives. I’m pleased to be supporting clients through a variety of projects that all strive, in different ways, to improve the well-being of individuals, communities and the environment. Behavior Change Research In June,…

By mbiggar July 12, 2016 0

Children and Nature Initiative + Transportation Research (Newsletter)

Welcome to my inaugural newsletter! These past few months, I’ve been getting to better know leaders, organizations and collaboratives working on sustainability and conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are many and they are doing such critical, inspiring work. I facilitate and support strategic collaboration among such organizations, helping to advance social change…

By mbiggar May 10, 2016 0