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100,000 Reasons To Celebrate

If you’ve been paying attention to Next Generation and our initiatives over the past week, you’re not alone.

Our Too Small to Fail team passed a major milestone this week with the news that we've garnered over 100,000 likes on Facebook. To celebrate, we're running a giveaway on the Facebook page and soliciting fan photos with a contest on Twitter and Instagram. And of course we're still providing high-quality, science-based information on early childhood development to parents and caregivers on — such as this week’s blog on healthy eating. Regardless of the platform you use to follow Too Small To Fail, you should pay close attention to it. We'll have some truly exciting news in just a couple of days.

Speaking of attention … Last week Kate Gordon, Vice President and Director of our Energy and Climate Program, turned heads when she called out the pollsters at Gallup with her blog “Ask a stupid question …” She’s standing by her criticism, but this week she’s much more pleased by the question Gallup asked -- and the answer, given by 50 percent of Americans. To wit: “protection of the environment should be given priority even at the risk of curbing economic growth.” Of course, we at Next Generation believe having a healthy environment and a healthy economy are far from mutually exclusive. To that point, next week Kate will be speaking in Sacramento, along with Next Generation Co-Founder Tom Steyer, on the economics of drilling – or not drilling – in California’s Monterey Shale. Details are in Kate’s post.

I’m proud to say that this work we’re doing together for the Next Generation is really taking off. I hope you’re all as excited as I am about what’s next.

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