In a March op-ed for the Burlington Free Press, Schweitzer Fellow and Vermont Law School student Allison Silverman explored the connections between her Schweitzer service project and environmental health. “My project has allowed me to build on my ongoing conviction to build community and a better environment through energy efficiency,” she wrote. Now, on the eve of Earth Day, we chat with … [Read more...] about On the Eve of Earth Day, Building Stronger Communities Through Energy Efficiency: Five Questions for a Fellow with Allison Silverman
It's a messy, cold, and snowy day across much of the U.S. -- but in the Boston Globe, there's an article by Linda Matchan that will warm you right up. (Your heart, at least.) Headlined "Volunteering spirit catches fire," Matchan's piece finds that "there’s increasing evidence that commitment to community service is becoming much more ordinary to today’s young adults": “Young adults are doing … [Read more...] about Is Volunteering on the Uptick? A Heartening Trend
“The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learned this knows what it means to live. He has penetrated the whole mystery of live: giving thanks for everything.” — Dr. Albert Schweitzer This Thanksgiving, we at ASF are thankful for everything -- from the community-based organizations who partner with Schweitzer Fellows to serve those most in need, to Schweitzer program … [Read more...] about “Giving Thanks for Everything”
We’ve written before about the ways Schweitzer Fellows are meeting the health needs of disenfranchised, underserved veterans -- and last Veterans Day, we discussed a Harvard research team's finding's that: 2,266 U.S. military veterans under the age of 65 died [in 2008] because they lacked health insurance and thus had reduced access to care. That figure is more than 14 times the number of deaths … [Read more...] about On Veteran’s Day, Honoring Those Who Have Served — and Are Now Underserved
In addition to being a Schweitzer Fellow for Life and the creator of the U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Programs, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) President Lachlan Forrow, MD, is Director of Ethics and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Last year, he served as leading CME provider Pri-Med’s online expert on matters of ethics and professional responsibility (click here to read his … [Read more...] about Houston, Here We Come!