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Who CAREs? Earth Day 2021 Event: Meet Rebecca Jim

Founder of LEAD (Local Environmental Action Demanded), Rebecca Jim has been a powerful advocate and spokesperson for Oklahoma’s Tar Creek Superfund site since the river “turned bad” in 1980, and became the official Tar Creekkeeper in 2016. . Tar Creek is considered to be one of the most toxic environments in the world and includes…

Who CAREs? Earth Day 2021 Event: Meet Dominique Thomas

Dominique Thomas is a grassroots organizer, researcher, Afrofuturist Black feminist nerd based in Harlem, New York. In 2020 she launched The Climate League, a training program for BIPOC to learn organizing and campaigning skills, with a focus on racial justice in the climate movement. Also serving as Training Manager at the Climate Advocacy Lab, she…

Who CAREs? Earth Day 2021 Event: Meet Crystal Cavalier-Keck and Desireé Shelley Flores

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is a proposed 303-mile pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia  that is intended to carry fracked gas from the Appalachian Basin , and the proposed he Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Southgate Extension would continue an additional 70 miles from Chatham, Virginia into central North Carolina so that the gas can…

We’re ready for action

This International Women’s Day, please join us in taking action alongside grassroots women leaders who are caring for our communities–saving indigenous seeds, selling clean cookstoves, launching sustainable farms, providing safe water, protecting land rights, and more-in some of the most environmentally threatened regions on earth. Gather (virtually) with us at one of our special International Women’s Day…

What Happened in Texas?

“I keep reminding folks that if we had started working on this plan a year ago, paying particular attention to adaptation measures, we could have avoided some of the devastation people endured from the storm.” Dolores Belmares, Climate Justice Organizer, Public Citizen (Texas office) Lots of people have been wondering what happened in Texas. To…

Celebrating Black women leaders in the environmental movement

For generations, Black women have built a movement around community and climate resilience. In the face of racial injustice, gender inequity, economic disparities and disproportionate environmental impacts, Black women have forged a path which recognizes that justice in any form requires justice in all forms, and a thriving earth requires thriving communities. In the 1970’s…

WEA Women speak out on unity, hope and what’s next

Things feel different today than they did at the start of this month. While the events of early January prove there is still tremendous work to be done to heal our fractured communities and threatened environment-from both the immediate hardships we face as well as the legacies of injustice and environmental destruction-we are breathing a bit…

U.S. set to rejoin the Paris Agreement

With this months’ shift in leadership came some long-awaited shifts in policy as well. Within the first few hours of taking office, President Joe Biden recommitted the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement, permanently stalled the Keystone XL pipeline, and ordered federal agencies to start reviewing and reinstating more than 100 environmental regulations that had…

Black Lives Matter

Dear Community, We hope you are taking care of yourselves and each other right now. If there is someone you’ve been meaning to check in with, please do it. The brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other Black people are simply horrendous. Once again, this moment reveals what is always…

Summer Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: We know this…

Read the latest WEAvings Newsletter Today Dear Friends, In a sea of unknowns, we know this: The women leaders of our global alliance are made for this moment. We are in Aceh, Indonesia, St. Louis, Missouri, and Assam, India launching food distribution programs, caring for our elders, providing clean water, creating mutual aid, and ensuring…