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At SLF, we are dedicated to fostering a sustainable future and bridging the information gap in communities worldwide.


Through our First Friday Series, we bring together renowned experts in the field of environmental sciences and education. These leading voices share their groundbreaking research and insights, unveiling the transformative potential of utilizing our planet's resources to combat climate change, preserve our environment, and promote global equity.


Discover the latest advancements, innovative solutions, and actionable strategies that can shape a brighter future for generations to come. Each webinar offers a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge, engage with thought leaders, and be part of a global movement striving for positive change.


Don't miss out on this exceptional platform for learning, inspiration, and collaboration. Mark your calendars for the first Friday of each month and join us in our mission to create a sustainable world where knowledge knows no boundaries. Together, let's build a future where our environment thrives, our climate is protected, and information empowers all.

First Friday Series: August 4th, 2023

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The Samuel Lawrence Foundation is pleased to welcome Blue Planet Alliance Founder Henk Rogers and Stanford University's Professor Mark Z. Jacobson to our monthly First Friday webinar Aug. 4.

Moderating the discussion is Lance Gould, founder and CEO of Brooklyn Story Lab.


According to a UN report, we have less than seven years to change our destructive habits before we cause permanent harm to the planet. Our speakers will show that a sustainable future with renewable energy is entirely within reach.

First Friday Series: June 2nd, 2023


You’re invited to the Samuel Lawrence Foundation’s June 2nd First Friday Series Zoom briefing designed for members of Congress, their staffs, relevant federal agencies, and the media. It features leading indecent experts who have critically analyzed nuclear power’s potential role in fighting climate change.

First Friday Series: April 7th, 2023

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The Samuel Lawrence Foundation, in partnership with Environmental Working Group, proudly presents renowned atmospheric scientist, Professor Brian Toon, in this informative Zoom webinar titled "Nuclear Winter: The Environmental Consequences of a Nuclear Exchange."

The webinar was broadcasted live on April 7th at 11:30 am PST / 2:30 pm EST, and features Professor Toon, providing a scientific assessment of the environmental risks and global impact of a nuclear exchange. The event was be moderated by Dr. Paul Dorfman, Chair of Nuclear Consulting Group and Research Fellow at SPRU University of Sussex, UK. 


First Friday Series: February 3rd, 2023


Dr. Edwin Lyman

First Friday Series: July 7th, 2023

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Our fork is the greatest weapon against climate change. So says Nora LaTorre, CEO of Eat REAL. Nora is a food systems expert and sustainability leader who's on a mission to make our next generation healthier.


We are delighted to welcome her as our First Friday guest on July 7. Joining her is Sonia Hunt, an author and health and wellness expert.

First Friday Series: May 5th, 2023


Watch our webinar featuring two leading experts in their fields: author and journalist Joshua Frank and world-renowned communications expert Dr. Peter Andersen. The webinar, titled "The Hanford Dilemma: The Untold Story of America’s Most Toxic Place,"took take place on May 5th at 11:30 am PST / 2:30 pm EST. ​ 

First Friday Series: March 3rd, 2023


On March 3rd, the Samuel Lawrence Foundation's First Friday series hosted a thought-provoking webinar featuring two of the most influential environmental leaders of our time. In this free and open-to-the-public event, Stanford University Professor Mark Z. Jacobson discusses his groundbreaking book "No Miracles Needed: How Today's Technology Can Save Our Climate and Clean Our Air". Moderated by Ken Cook, President and Cofounder of Environmental Working Group (EWG), the webinar explores the most pressing climate issues facing our planet today.


First Friday Series: January 6th 2023


SLF's First Friday Series as moderated by Dr. Peter Andersen, Professor Emeritus at SDSU’s School of Communication. This meeting features Joseph Mangano MPH MBA,, who speaks on past and current research regarding the impact of nuclear power plants on public health in the United States, with special reference to our local San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. He then delivers a 15 minute presentation and Q + A session afterwards. Joseph Mangano MPH MBA is both an epidemiologist and Executive Director of the Radiation and Public Health Project. His work on the health hazards of nuclear reactors includes 39 peer-reviewed medical journal articles and 3 books, along with nearly 100 op-eds, letters to the editor, and articles in online publications. He directs a unique study of cancer risk using measurements of Strontium-90 in 100,000 baby teeth collected by Washington University during the 1960s.


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