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Tree Planting

Tree Planting Climate change affects everyone, so WEA women are taking little steps to make a big difference. Planting trees helps to reduce air temperature by blocking sunlight, and when water evaporates from leaves surface, the air is cooled. The American Forestry Association estimates that 100 million new trees would absorb 18 million tons of…

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Sustainable Farming

Sustainable Farming Sustainable farming is the production of plant and animal products through farming methods, that takes into consideration environmental health, animal welfare and protection of communities. Most variations of sustainable farming typically include forms of indigenous knowledge or traditional farming techniques— crop rotation, traditional pest management through plant varieties, and planting native crops. Sustainable…

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Solar Cook Kits

Solar Cook Kits Solar cook kits combine two of WEA’s areas of focus: Water and Energy. The cook kits do more than act as an environmentally-conscious stove, they can be used to pasteurize water, making it safe to drink. Once the water reaches a temperature of 100 degrees Celcius, disease-causing germs are killed off. Surprisingly…

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Seed Saving

Seed Saving Traditional farmers and agriculturalists have practiced seed saving for generations. Seed saving promotes the continuation for healthy, traditional and native crops. With much of the global food system operating through multi-national corporations, rural agriculturalists, especially women farmers, receive unequal access to farmland, seeds, and inputs. Additionally, the introduction of chemical based inputs—such as…

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Sanitation and Hygiene

Sanitation and Hygiene WEA works to implement various sanitation and hygiene practices ranging from sanitary pads and soap to information on hand-washing and hygiene. Teaching women to make sanitary pads combats the constant struggle girls’ face when they are forced to stay home from school during menstruation. Soap making is an invaluable skill to have…

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