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…

Report Back: Climate Justice in Copenhagen Conference Call

Thanks to everyone who joined us for an excellent conference call discussion this morning, on Climate Change in Copenhagen. The Conference Call Series of WEA’s Women and Land Initiative highlights the work of Indigenous environmental justice leaders each month, and this month we were honored to speak with Tom Goldtooth and Jihan Gearon of the…

Climate change’s affect on poor women

A new report out by the United Nations Population Fund has warned that women in developing countries will be the most vulnerable to climate change. “[Women] do most of the agricultural work, and are therefore affected by weather-related natural disasters impacting on food, energy and water, the report said.” Read an article about it from…

Upcoming WEA event: Climate Justice in Copenhagen

Women’s Earth Alliance presents the next call in the WEAving the Worlds Conference Call Series: Climate Justice in Copenhagen : What’s at Stake for Indigenous Peoples and Communities of Color Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 at 9AM Pacific / 10AM Mountain/ 11PM Central/ 12PM Eastern Next month, the world will be watching the United Nation’s Climate…

Event Series Finale a Huge Success

WOW! Tuesday’s event hosted with CommuniTree and Art in Action was such a special gathering of friends, colleagues, partners, family, and folks who were new to the work of Women’s Earth Alliance. As Joanna Macy noted during her talk, together, we certainly modeled an “adventure in collaboration!” The Brower Center’s first ever Eco-Art and Urban…

What does ‘land’ mean to you?

From World Pulse: Does it evoke images of the dusty streets you walked down as a child or memories of the sacred land you grew up on? Does your mind wander to property rights or the importance of respecting the earth? Maybe you have a broader definition of the word and recall a time you…

Why Women’s Rights Matter to Our Food

Katherine Gustafson wrote a beautiful call to action on change.org. She quoted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “We have seen again and again . . . that women are entrepreneurial, accountable, and practical,” said Clinton. “So women are a wise investment. And since the majority of the world’s farmers are women, it’s critical that our…

From The Fields : From seed to root

By Melinda Kramer and Amira Diamond We have just returned from our India Women and Agriculture Learning Exchange. This rich and informative tour through Northern India brought 14 women practitioners and advocates in agriculture and food systems to the frontlines of India’s sustainable agriculture movement.As we journeyed through the vast and diverse country, we observed…

Join us! Joanna Macy and more on Tues, 11/10/09

We’ve just returned from our 10 day journey through Northern India where we launched our Women and Agriculture Initiative (we blogged about it – take a look)!  Coming soon are pictures, a summary of the lessons we learned, and our next steps.  So stay tuned for that.  In the meantime… Join us this coming Tuesday,…

From The Fields : Spice Girls and Water Harvesting Women: A Gandhian Legacy

By Blue Baldwin   In the remote reaches of the Thar Desert, where the bustle and noise of Rajasthan’s blue hued city of Jodhpur fades and disappears into the sand, far beyond the sandstone mines at the outskirts of the city, Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti, a.k.a. GRAVIS, and otherwise known as Center of People’s Science…

From The Fields : Which gulab jamun was your favorite?

By Deepa Iyres Cecoedecon – sounds mysterious – is it a recently discovered dinosaur, the Latin name of an indigenous seed, an exotic Indian dish with a strange spelling? Actually, it is an amazing organization, but let’s talk about what the buzz is really about. Which gulab jamun was your favorite? Was it the denser,…