APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021 U.S. GRASSROOTS ACCELERATOR ARE NOW OPEN!
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
LACK OF WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP
Women’s leadership in the U.S. and around the world is one of the greatest leverage points for increasing our collective climate resilience.
Women’s bodies and health are threatened, their work is under-resourced, and their leadership is stymied. For example, in 2017, only 0.2% of philanthropic funds were channeled to women-led environmental solutions.
DAMAGED POWER STRUCTURES
Deep structural inequities rob these leaders of their full potential to profoundly shape our communities, our values, and the future on this planet.
WHY AN ACCELERATOR?
Accelerators are designed for timely action and high impact, convening powerful groups of women leaders who are out front - fiercely protecting our water, food, air, forests, land, sacred sites, indigenous lifeways, and future generations.
By investing in women leaders to scale solutions for change, we are creating the conditions for an inclusive, safe, and thriving world.
Participants receive the up-leveling they need to improve on and scale their existing environmental and climate initiatives that meet the urgent needs of their regions as well as impact global sustainability goals.
U.S. Accelerator participants are having impacts like:
1,000 solutions to the climate crisis innovated by communities and students through hackathons and provided for free to the world
500 farmers planting native seed throughout Virginia as part of rebuilding food security and culture for native peoples by preserving and proliferating native seed systems
60,000 people participating in a national campaign to transform the industrial energy complex to a thriving energy economy that is based on clean and renewable energy and benefits all, especially frontline and impacted communities