Happy Summer Solstice! As with every turning of the season, this is often a reflective period—one where we take stock of the seeds we planted that have begun to sprout, before shifting into a season of carefully tending that growth.
And there's a lot to take stock of here at WEA!
Last month, WEA Co-Director Kahea Pacheco attended the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. There, she underscored the importance of the WEA model—partnering with women leaders at the helm of proven grassroots climate solutions. Be sure to watch her panels on how corporations can engage in solutions for the earth; creating impact through the power of people; and addressing eco-anxiety and climate doomism.
We also grew our team! We're thrilled to have Daniela Perez join us to lead and grow our work across North America and the Pacific. Daniela is a transborder Mexican-American with a wealth of knowledge in sustainability education and food sovereignty.
And we launched our 2022 #PlantingSeedGrants Campaign, setting out to reach a $200,000 MATCH goal to support WEA Leaders launching and sustaining urgently needed grassroots climate solutions. If you haven't already, we hope you'll join us. As Kahea said at Davos, "[There are] at least 12,000 frontline WEA Leaders out there building our collective resilience through their solutions. But they need more support and they need it faster."
And while spring is coming to a close, that doesn't mean things are slowing down here at WEA. Below, check out all that's growing in the Alliance—then head outside and enjoy this longest day of the year.
With full hearts,
Amira, Melinda, and Kahea
In WEA's latest WEAvings Newsletter, you'll find:
- Information on our new #PlantingSeedGrants initiative
- Registration information for an online event with WEA leaders Michelle Vaocolo and Webri Veliana
- Updates from Alliance leaders
- An interview with Daniela Perez, our new North America/Pacific Program Director
- And more!
Check WEAvings out here and be sure to sign up to get all our latest updates.