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…

From The Fields : “Forget not the earth delights to feel your bare feet”

By Navina Khanna “and forget not the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.” —Kahlil Gibran. Our hotel is luscious: the Shahpura House, owned and operated by the local maharaja and maharani. Jaipur is full of historical buildings, fantastical palaces and forts, mostly painted pink. The…

From The Fields : Intrigued and well-fed in Punjab

By Rucha Chitnis We wake up in Ludhiana. View Larger Map It’s day 3 of WEA’s India Women and Agriculture Initiative. We are 14 women, transplants from different parts of the world, who have a deep sense of reverence for land, food cultures and the sanctity of our food systems. We find ourselves transported to…

From The Fields : WEA and Satya-Jyoti Celebrate 350!

By Corinne Almquist We rose before dawn this morning to greet one of the most exciting days of the year: the 350 International Day of Climate Action. Sunrise found us huddled on the station platform in Chandigarh, awaiting our train to Delhi. Hours later, our journey continued by bus into Rajasthan, with the landscape transitioning…

From The Fields : 350 in Rajasthan, India

Today the Women and Agriculture Delegation participated in a worldwide event calling for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis. More than 5,200 events in 181 countries took place today. Learn more about 350, a neighbor of WEA’s in the David Brower Center, by clicking here.

From The Fields : Paapad, a Temple and Bees

By Angela Sevin Today was a full, full day! Full of information, appreciations, problems, solutions, puzzles, questions, hopes and dreams. From a ‘mom and pop’ paapad production business (started on $30 and now employing 10 women) to a woman who may well be India’s first modern woman farmer/beekeeper (driving a tractor despite taboos in 1973!),…

From The Fields : Touch down

By Temra Costa Even before the plane touches down, you can smell Delhi. It’s hard to describe – ammonia, cars, 17 million people breathing, half as many rickshaws, cumin – it’s the smell of thousands of years in the making, where modern meets ancient. And since the government has determined that “air” is a human…

From The Fields : A preview

Today the WEA team and the Delegates are arriving and settling into their hotel in Delhi. They are about 12 hours ahead of California time and so they are hopefully sleeping right now. While we wait to hear from them directly here is a preview of what they’ll be doing and where they’re going in…

Your invitation to join us From The Fields

This Sunday, a group of 13 women delegates will travel to Delhi, India to learn, connect, share and strategize with Indian women who are leading the way in sustainable agriculture development. Among this group there are economists, biologists, academics, authors, permaculturalists, and urban farmers. Together, we will launch the first key phase of WEA’s Women…

Coming Up from the Roots: another full house!

Last night more than 75 people gathered for the second of three events in WEA’s Fall Speaker Series Coming Up from the Roots. It was dry and warm inside during the Bay Area’s first storm of the season. And the room was full of environmental leaders, fellow tenants of the David Brower Center, social justice…

WEAving Words

“If we can make small-holder farming more productive and more profitable, we can have a massive impact on hunger, and nutrition, and poverty.” —Bill Gates 2009 World Food Prize Symposium The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Learn about WEA’s newest initiative– the Women and Agriculture Initiative, which will work to equip Indian women farmers with…