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WEA Joins Thousands of Climate Allies in the March to End Fossil Fuels

by Fiona McLeod, WEA’s Communications and Development Manager   This month, WEA joined 75,000 other climate advocates for the March to End Fossil Fuels in New York City, as part of Climate Week NYC. Surrounded by the echoing sounds of spirited chanting, we marched with our colleagues, friends, and partners in the Feminist Bloc to…

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Announcing WEA’s 2023 U.S. Regenerative Agriculture & Health Accelerator Cohort

BERKELEY, CA – Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA), a global organization dedicated to empowering women’s leadership to safeguard the environment and their communities, is thrilled to announce the 2023 Cohort of the annual U.S. Grassroots Accelerator for Women Environmental Leaders.  Every year, through a blended learning curriculum of virtual and in-person programming, WEA’s U.S. Grassroots Accelerator…

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8 Ways to Live More Sustainably

by Erika Nakagawa, Programs & Operations Intern If you’re reading this, you’re probably already interested in finding ways to support women and the earth. Although lifestyle changes can be daunting, becoming an advocate for the earth and joining our movement is not as difficult as you might think. Sustainability does not have to be about…

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The Mother of Mangroves: Inspiration in the Face of Deforestation

As we approach July 26th, the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, we are thrilled to highlight Lia Putrinda Anggawa Mukti, co-founder of the Bhakti Alam Sendang Biru Foundation in East Java, Malang, Indonesia. Lia’s work has helped to bring more attention to mangrove forests and coastal ecosystems in Southeast Asia, with the hope of restoring these habitats for the well-being of nearby wildlife and her community.››

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Summer Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: Summer vibes, spring gathering, #PlantingSeedGrants, and more!

Dear Friends, Yesterday, communities in the Northern Hemisphere celebrated Summer Solstice. It was a vibrant reminder that 2023 is halfway over, and that we’re beginning the slow journey back to Winter. Wait. 2023 is halfway over? Already? 2023 has been a whirlwind! From traveling to visit partners in new regions (Brazil! Mexico! More below…), to joining with WEA…

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Women’s Earth Alliance Partners with L’Oréal Paris to Promote Women’s Environmental Entrepreneurship

Berkeley, CA (June 14, 2023) – Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA), a global organization dedicated to empowering women’s leadership to safeguard the environment and their communities, is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with L’Oréal Paris to support women’s grassroots and social entrepreneurship development. Through this partnership, L’Oréal Paris will invest €10 million in women-led…

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Ensuring that Life Can Grow: Reflecting on Our Time in Mexico

by Fiona McLeod, WEA’s Communications and Development Manager Our team recently had the opportunity to travel to Mexico to meet with new and old partners, build community, and explore opportunities to expand our programmatic offerings in North America. After connecting and visioning with incredible women-led organizations throughout the country, we are thrilled to announce that…

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You’re invited on 5/10! Women-led Climate Solutions for a Thriving Future: A look at East Africa

Join Women’s Earth Alliance for a World WEAver Online Event Women-led Climate Solutions for a Thriving Future in East Africa WEDNESDAY, MAY 10TH 9:30 AM PT  /  12:30 PM ET  /  7:30 PM EAT  /  10 PM IST Women’s Earth Alliance in partnership with Kenyan NGO WWANC (Women in Water and Natural Resource Conservation), invites…

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“I am one but I’m not alone” — Reflecting on our time in Brazil

Piauí is a region of breathtaking natural beauty, home to the Delta do Parnaíba with its lush mangroves and diverse ecosystems. However, this stunning and fragile environment is under threat from climate change. The women of Piauí are uniquely positioned to be the guardians of their communities and the environment. By supporting these women, we can create lasting change for their communities, the Tropics, and the world.

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Love as Liberation: Poetry for Reproductive and Climate Justice

The Women’s Foundation California (WFC) recently published Intersection: a collaborative zine that uplifts the voices of community poets and activists and creates a collective space to organize, heal, and envision our reproductive justice future. This first edition included a poem written by Daniela Perez, WEA’s Director of North America/Pacific programs. Her poem, Consider the Opposite, explores the radical edge of healing from intimate partner violence and reminds us that reproductive justice is climate justice.

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