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We were made for this.

To our Community and Beyond, All of us at Women’s Earth Alliance are thinking of you, your families, communities, and organizations during this time. From our home headquarters to yours, we are cheering for you—as you juggle work, home-schooling, financial stressors, staying connected to loved ones, community organizing, and remaining healthy. And for those of…

Say hello to our Spring Interns: Hi Kiya!

Name: Kiya Leake Role at WEA: Programs + Operations Intern Hometown: Los Angeles Fun Fact: Being on an amateur baking show is on my bucket list. I might have to move to Britain. Why did you want to intern with WEA? I wanted to be able to be surrounded by a diverse group of women…

What is advocacy?

ADVOCACY is at the core of what Women’s Earth Alliance does – but what exactly does that mean?   To us, advocacy is storytelling with a purpose. It is solidarity with those who face injustice, and using our collective power to uplift and amplify their voices.   How does WEA practice advocacy? Providing technical legal…

Say hello to our Spring Interns: Hi Coco!

Name: Coco McCarthy Role at WEA: Programs and Operations Intern Hometown: Cupertino, CA Fun Fact: Coco is my real name, for some reason. I think it’s zesty. Why did you want to intern with WEA? I am currently a rhetoric major at UC Berkeley. While I am content in my realm of study, I would…

What is ecofeminism?

When talking about the intersection of gender + the environment, you’ll often hear the term “ECOFEMINISM.” But what exactly does it mean? We love the brilliant slides @empoderclima has created that breaks down the definition. Understanding language is such a critical tool when discussing these issues. Are there any other terms we could help define…

Say hello to our spring interns: Hi Samantha!

Name: Samantha Clevenger Role at WEA: Programs + Operations Intern Hometown: Pleasanton Fun Fact: I can’t ride a bike! Why did you want to intern with WEA? I currently go to Saint Mary’s College of California and am interested in possibly working for a  nonprofit in the future. I am also passionate about the environment…

What does grassroots mean?

  WEA works with “grassroots” leaders. But what exactly do we mean by “grassroots,” and why is it such an important part of what we do? WEA supports grassroots efforts by: 🌱 Empowering women’s cooperatives 🌱 Supporting local, community-based water conservation efforts 🌱 Activating awareness-building campaigns around seed-saving Are there any terms you see floating…

Say hello to our fall interns: Hi Jade!

Each semester WEA has the privilege of working with a cohort of brilliant and passionate young environmental leaders who lend support, share perspectives, and bring energy to the office. This is no exception! Meet Jade, a junior at UC Berkeley and WEA’s new Programs + Operations intern. Jade brings so much dedication, skill, and kindness…

Fall Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: 2019 US Grassroots Accelerator Launch!

Read the latest WEAvings Newsletter Today As we innovate, take risks, and reach for our dreams this fall season, we have been asking ourselves—What if we can’t fail? What if nurturing grassroots solutions that protect our precious earth is the very thing that will turn the tides?   We are seeing the ripple effect of…

Say hello to our fall interns: Hi, Glenna!

To say we are incredibly fortunate and honored to be able to work with young women leaders like Glenna Herbert is an understatement. Glenna has been supporting the development our donor stewardship program, our research, our organizational outreach, and has been providing event support with care, dedication and attention to detail. Read on to get…