SCIENCE PROGRAMS

The Samuel Lawrence Foundation acts as a “community engagement bridge,” connecting local and international environmental and science-based groups to move forward with bold vision and actions to address some of the most pressing needs facing our nation and the world. Whether advocating for safer storage configurations of nuclear waste, climate change research, or promoting environmental justice, we encourage collaboration and innovation.

SAN ONOFRE & BEYOND

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support San Onofre + Beyond:

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Mission: Advocating for safest
storage of radioactive waste

DIRECT PROGRAM | LAUNCHED IN 2019

The Samuel Lawrence Foundation participates in multi-sectored collaboration to consider alternatives to ensure safe nuclear waste storage. We focus locally on the closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, while we lend our support to partnering groups like Mothers for Peace working on Diablo and beyond.

SLF aims to synthesize the research and expertise of global nuclear scientists and industry experts with political campaigns.

By operating at the intersection of nuclear science, community engagement, and politics, SLF cultivates a positive climate for local, regional, and national collaboration on nuclear energy issues. See our Nuclear Safety section.

SOCIAL JUSTICE IN UNIONTOWN, ALABAMA

support Uniontown:

Mission: To provide culturally relevant services for victims of domestic violence and environmental injustices

FISCAL SPONSOREE | PARTNERED IN 2017

SLF has worked with Uniontown community leaders to resolve serious environmental problems facing the community. With research and support from air pollution scientists and legal experts, the residents of Uniontown are better able to fight for justice and their community vision.

For 2023, projects in Uniontown include food justice, continued monitoring of contamination from a landfill and, in cooperation with Cornell University, working to clean up a historic cemetery.

GUT MICROBIOME RESEARCH

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Research: To construct a microbial map for planet Earth

SPOTLIGHT IN 2017

The Samuel Lawrence Foundation supports the work of Dr. Christine Tara Peterson, PhD for her groundbreaking work in gut health at UCSD.

Her publications are integral in the
advancement of gut microbiome research and immunology as she continues to find solutions for health ailments. Most recently she made strides in identifying novel therapeutic approaches to intestinal permeability diseases such as leaky gut.

Currently she partners with the San Diego Botanical Garden as part of a research collaboration with their Medicinal Plants Consortium and Global Plants Collection.    

Spotlight Work: Prebiotic Potential of Medicinal Herbs Used as Nootropics and in Neurodegenerative Disease (March 2019)

TOP to TOP

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support Top to Top:

Mission: To inspire youth to save our planet

FISCAL SPONSOREE | PARTNERED IN 2016

TOP to TOP seeks to inspire all children for a better future. The Swiss family, along with volunteers, share and spread the joy of sports and environmental action. Through various means of travel, the family delivers critical messages of climate change and continues to build a strong network of global ambassadors to protect our climate.

 

They have educated over 100,000 students on the benefits of recycling, reducing waste, and limiting carbon footprint. Their global climate expeditions across the 7-seas and 7-summits are truly groundbreaking.

Visit ToptoTop.org to check in on their latest expeditions!