WEAvings the Blog

A tapestry of stories, solutions, and transformation.

Black Lives Matter

July 9, 2020 |

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…

July 8, 2020 |

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…

We were made for this.

March 26, 2020 |

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!

February 6, 2020 |

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…

Say hello to our Spring Interns: Hi Coco!

February 6, 2020 |

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…

Say hello to our spring interns: Hi Samantha!

December 11, 2019 |

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…

Say hello to our fall interns: Hi Jade!

December 6, 2019 |

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!

November 5, 2019 |

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!

October 9, 2019 |

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…

Say hello to our summer interns: Hey, Madison!

August 9, 2019 |

To say we are incredibly fortunate and honored to be able to work with young women leaders like Madison is an understatement. Madison is a passionate and multi-gifted force who has jumped right in to support our growth with her dedication, professionalism, and skill in this exciting time for WEA. We are so lucky to…

Say hello to our summer interns: Hi, Carmen!

We love summer for so many reasons. It’s that perfect in-between time of year when seeds planted in the spring blossom, bloom and grow strong, and we still have the warm gatherings of fall to look forward to. One of the most exciting things about this summer as been the launch of the 2019 Indonesia Women’s…

Growing Concern Over Indonesian President’s Investment Remarks

As the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator in Bali moves into its third day of local women environmental leaders collaborating to find solutions to the ecological crises facing their communities, Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo pursues an aggressive, exploitative resource policy approach which threatens indigenous communities, environmental activists, and Indonesia’s famed tropical rainforests.  In a July 14th speech,…

Start ’em Young: A Guide to Climate, Women, and Justice Children’s Books

Spark discovery in youth with these books that are made to inspire! With messages of justice, creativity, innovation, and persistence, these are great reads for children, teaching youth important themes and history from the past, and inspiring them to think on how they can be part of creating a more sustainable, equitable, and caring world…

Say hello to our summer interns: Hi, Lia!

One of the things we witness time and time again is that women hold the seeds for transforming the world. We see it in our work with grassroots partners, as well as in the inspiring, dedicated interns who support our work throughout the year. We’re thrilled to introduce you to Lia Knight-Williams — a passionate…

WEA Women of the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator: Putu Ayu Aniek

Putu Ayu Aniek is a community organizer from Bali, Indonesia. Growing up in Bali, Aniek felt first-hand the growing impact of tourism on her community. Realizing how tourism could easily degrade the culture and people of her community, she has made it her mission to create a more holistic and sustainable avenue for tourism in…

New UN Report Confirms Gender Gap in Food Security

Over 820 million people worldwide currently suffer from food insecurity and hunger. As the High Level Political Forum continues this week to track the world’s progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—of which Zero Hunger is the #2 goal—a report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released earlier this week reveals that…

Say hello to our summer interns: Hey, Amanda!

Ever wonder who’s helping to keep the drumbeat of our social media going? Who’s the magic behind our SEO? Who’s got her finger on the pulse of our analytics and insights? Please help us welcome Amanda Mier to the team this summer! Amanda is our social media maven and comms extraordinaire (though her resume will…

WEA Women of the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator: Rubama

Rubama is a community organizer from Aceh, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. She has worked for fourteen years to engage the women of her community in an effort to protect the natural resources of the region.  After her region was ravaged by a tsunami in 2004, Rubama recognized how the approach to disaster relief resulted in the…

Summer Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: Change is in your hands

  READ THE LATEST WEAVINGS NEWSLETTER TODAY Women hold the seeds of change. This season has been alive with activity, and full of generous, heartfelt action from our community. Through your support and partnership, WEA has launched three grassroots accelerator programs for women leaders in the U.S., Indonesia and Kenya. We’ve raised nearly $100,000 in seed grants through a generous $50k match and…

WEA Women of the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator: Raihal Fajri

Raihal Fajri is an activist from Aceh, Meunasah Manyang, Indonesia. After a tsunami devastated her region in 2004, Raihal witnessed a drastic deterioration in the quality of water coming from her community’s water source, which was located next to a nearby concrete mine. Noticing the way this pollution harmed the women and children of her…