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Embedding Indigenous Knowledge in the Conservation and Restoration of Landscapes
January 11, 2023 | World Economic Forum
Indigenous peoples’ and local community lands cover a third of the earth’s territories. The fact that 91% of them are in good or fair ecological condition today is a testament to the effectiveness of long-term Indigenous stewardship in managing complex natural environments. Embedding traditional ecological knowledge and empowering Indigenous peoples as co-investment leaders in nature-based solutions brings value to both corporate action on nature and the long-term health of nature. This report puts forward a set of principles and practices to inform how investors should think and what investors should do to engage Indigenous peoples and their knowledge in conservation and restoration of landscapes.
4 climate topics we should be talking about
November 9, 2022 | World Economic Forum
COP27 takes place in Egypt this month, focusing on mitigation, adaptation, finance and collaboration. These climate topics deserve need more attention.
7 leaders share what's needed now for climate action ahead of COP27
October 28, 2022 | World Economic Forum
Ahead of the COP27, leaders in government, business, and civil society weigh in on the commitments they’d like to see move forward and share the strategies that are often overlooked.
Meet The Leader: COP27: 7 leaders on what’s needed now for climate action on Apple Podcasts
October 28, 2022 | Apple Podcasts
Show Meet The Leader, Ep COP27: 7 leaders on what’s needed now for climate action - Oct 28, 2022
What Do Feminist and Women’s Rights Organizations Want From Partnerships With INGOs?: Perspectives from Feminist & Women’s Rights Organizations in Africa
October 16, 2022 | Reliefweb
An OECD report presents evidence that women's rights activism and movements are key drivers of legal and policy change to address gender ...
Media Engagement Workshop for Sustainable Grassroots Movements by Women's Earth Alliance Indonesia
September 20, 2022 | Green Network
Women's Earth Alliance (WEA) Indonesia held a workshop called Temu Pemimpin/TEPI (Leaders Meet) on Friday, September 9. The theme was "Engaging Media in Sustainable Actions".
NGO trains women to drive climate change solutions in Kaduna
September 14, 2022 | News Agency of Nigeria
An NGO, Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE) says it is building capacities of women in social entrepreneurship and renewable energy to drive climate change solutions in Kaduna State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that WEA provides leadership, strategy, and technical training for women leaders to scale their climate and environmental initiatives....
6 leaders on how women can thrive despite the gender gap
July 13, 2022 | World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum’s 2022 Global Gender Gap Report finds that progress towards closing the gender gap has stalled in most countries. There's still much work to be done when it comes to including women in more decision-making roles...
Dialight Foundation to Sponsor Women’s Earth Alliance Grassroots Accelerator Program
June 15, 2022 | Dialight
Dialight (LSE: DIA), the global leader in hazardous and industrial LED lighting innovation, today announced its continued support of the Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) climate resilience efforts with a $25,000 donation from the Dialight Foundation to support the 2022 Grassroots Accelerator program...
An eco-friendly personal care routine is easier than you think
June 9, 2022 | Warwick Online
Consider these five simple changes you can make that help the planet without you sacrificing the quality or comfort you want in your personal care routine...
5 St. Louis Area Sustainable Fashion Brands
April 20, 2022 | Ladue News
Boost your buying power this Earth Day by shopping local with these fashion and beauty companies that make sustainability their brand...
Funding for women-led conservation remains tiny, but that’s changing fast
April 20, 2022 | Mongabay
Of all the philanthropic funding to tackle climate change, 90% goes to organizations led by white people, and 80% to organizations led by men; only 0.2% of all foundation funding focuses explicitly on women and the environment...
Playtex Debuts Industry-Leading Tampon with Plastic Tip and Cardboard Plunger
April 19, 2022 | PR Newswire
Playtex is offering a new tampon for women seeking to make an eco-friendlier choice without sacrificing comfort and performance...
Empowering Women, Protecting the Earth
Winter, 2022 | Colgate Magazine
From her days at Colgate as musical director of the Swinging ’Gates all-female a cappella group to her role as co-founder and co- executive director of the nonprofit Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA), Amira Diamond ’95 relishes lifting up women’s voices in harmony...
Scaling Up Forest Protection and Restoration
March 15, 2022 | World Economic Forum
At COP26, world leaders promised to end deforestation by 2030. To reach this goal, deforestation efforts need to scale-up and overcome the barriers it faces. To be successful, credible, inclusive and high-quality solutions are needed...
16 brands giving back during Women's History Month 2022
March 8, 2022 | NBC News
Since the 1980s, March has been nationally recognized and celebrated as Women’s History Month, and it’s an incredible opportunity to shine light on women-focused causes, organizations and charities to support this month and beyond...
Cambria Estate Winery Announces Partnership with Women’s Earth Alliance
March 2, 2022 | Advisor Wine Industry Network
Cambria Estate Winery, the Santa Maria Valley winery founded in 1986 and known for its single vineyard Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, today announced its partnership with Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA)...
Why Indigenous land rights are key for saving the planet
February 17, 2022 | Gal-Dem
Biodiversity conservation has a dark colonial history, but now is the time to get things right. Despite accounting for only 5% of the world’s population, Indigenous communities protect over 80% of the world’s biodiversity...
5 principles for partnering with communities on forest restoration
February 14, 2022 | World Economic Forum
The leadership of Indigenous peoples and local communities is central to the success of any forest conservation and restoration efforts. They have rich traditional ecological knowledge...
Happy Lunar New Year! Celebrate the Year of the Tiger With These 10 Products From Sustainable, AAPI-owned Brands
February 1, 2022 | Culture Media
Here are 10 sustainable Asian-owned brands committed to keeping our planet clean (and our tigers in good health)...
Transferring Traditional Knowledge by Supporting Women to Build Heirloom Seed Businesses in Karnataka, India
January 31, 2022 | One Earth
The introduction of chemical agriculture has decimated India’s long history of biodiverse and ecologically sensitive agricultural and forestry practices...
Solsisters: Representing a new era of sustainability within the NFT world.
December 10, 2021 | Irish Tech News
The growing awareness of the climate crisis has led people all over the globe to embrace more sustainably-based values...
Why having a clean and healthy environment is a human right
November 30, 2021 | World Economic Forum
The WHO forecasts that climate change is expected to cause around 250,000 deaths per year...
Ten women-led, not-for-profit organizations that could use your support.
November 19, 2021 | Women of Influence
With so many important causes vying for our attention and...
Resistance and Resurgence: Extractive Industry and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit Peoples
September 24, 2021 | Lush Cosmetics
What happens to the land, happens to our bodies. In recent months, both the U.S. and Canada have...
'A Choice Point for Humanity': Women Demand Visionary Shift at UN Climate Talks
September 23, 2021 | Common Dreams
"This is the time to unite together to build the healthy and just future we know is possible for each other and the Earth."
What Can I Do? The path from climate despair to action, by Jane Fonda
September 7, 2021 | Penguin Random House
A call to action from Jane Fonda, one of the most inspiring activists of our time, urging us to wake up to the looming disaster...
'COOL': The First Book Documenting the Work of Global Female Climate Leaders
September 7, 2021 | GirlTalkHQ
It is clear that women, and especially young women of color, are leading the way on the global discussions...
New Educational Program: Teen Environmental Activism and Self Care
August 18, 2021 | Sierra Club
Now more than ever, teens have become increasingly aware of the threat posed to the future of our...
7 ways to promote supply chain diversity
July 30, 2021 | New Hope Network
Fostering inclusive environments is better for everyone. It increases employee engagement and reduces...
Preserving the Environment is the Duty of All of Us, O Earthlings
July 4, 2021 | Food News Indonesia
As living beings who live on earth, it is the duty of every human being to preserve this planet...
Four Women Environmental Activists Open WEA Collaboration Festival
July 2, 2021 | Magdalene
Nadine Chandrawinata, Florence Armein, Mama Aleta Baun, and Tiza Mafira are four female environmental...
Women and Land - How growing up on the land led to a career in environmental justice
May 5, 2021 | Environmental Voices Rising
Join me and Kahea Pacheco - a mixed heritage Native Hawaiian woman in a...
WILD ELEMENTS Foundation Launches With Unprecedented Approach to Investing in Women Conservation Leaders
April 27, 2021 | Cision PR Newswire
LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, WILD ELEMENTS is launching its mission in action, the WILD...
Dialight Celebrates 50 Years of LED Innovation & Sustainability by Partnering with Women’s Earth Alliance
April 22, 2021 | LEDs Magazine
Farmingdale, NJ (April 22, 2021)—As part of its Earth Day celebration, Dialight (LSE: DIA), the global...
Organization Spotlight: Women’s Earth Alliance
April 2, 2021 | Feminist Book Club
Each month, Feminist Book Club supports a different non-profit organization with 5% of all revenue...
27 Inspiring Women Reshaping the Food System
March 11, 2021 | Food Tank
Women make up at least 43 percent of the agricultural workforce in developing countries, according...
Raising the Bar with Alli and Adrian: Why Investing in Female Leadership Makes the World a Better Place | with Amira Diamond and Melinda Kramer.
January 27, 2021 | Raising the Bar Podcast
Mother Nature takes on a whole new meaning with this week’s inspiring guests, Amira Diamond and...
Natracare x Women’s Earth Alliance: La sostenibilidad debe ser inclusiva
November 9, 2020 | natracare
Sustainability needs to become inclusive. That's why we’re proud to partner with Women’s Earth Alliance, focused on achieving just that. Lee más
Jane Fonda: Why women are at the forefront of climate solutions
September 8, 2020 | Ideas.TED
For thousands of years, a patriarchal paradigm has ruled. It’s the paradigm that has led to the climate crisis, an...
Sierra Club, Women’s Earth Alliance Launch Second Annual Climate Accelerator Program
May 6, 2020 | Sierra Club
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, the Sierra Club’s Gender Equity and Environment Program and Women’s...
Pipelines, man camps and murdered Indigenous women in Canada
May 5, 2020 | Al Jazeera
Alberta, Canada – April Wiberg, 38, will always hate the smell of baby oil. More than 20 years after a traumatising...
Women Fighting the Climate Crisis
Spring 2020 | Earth Island Journal
Magaly Santos and I both unlatch our charm necklaces and gently set them in a circle of other keepsakes offered...
Chosen, 22 Women Women's Earth Alliance Indonesia
August 2, 2019 | Mongabay
One by one the female environmental fighters explained their activities and missions in front of a trainer who interviewed...
How Partnerships Catalyze and Sustain Grassroots Women’s Leadership
July 9, 2019 | Deliver For Good
Studies reveal that women’s networks enhance the capabilities of individual women leaders...
Why Women? Why Now? Gender and Our Environmental Crisis
April 17, 2019 | Ms. Magazine
Fires are raging. Sea levels are rising. While the scale of the climate crisis has grown, so has the band...
March 28, 2019 | Sierra Club
Having heroes can be risky given how often they turn out to have feet of clay, but since this is Women's History...
Environmental Groups Announce Alliance to Bring Women to Forefront on Climate Solutions
March 21, 2019 | Sierra Club
Washington, DC-- Today, the Sierra Club Gender Equity Program and Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA)...
Community Development: Strategies That Serve
March 11, 2019 | Blue Avocado
After working for decades in international development, we’ve learned a lot that applies to nonprofits of all kinds...
Women, Politics and the Environment
March 10, 2019 | Women Deliver
It is internationally recognized that women’s empowerment is an essential precursor to economic growth, environmental...
Non-Profit Spotlight: Women's Earth Alliance
March 6, 2019 | Stasher
International Women's Day is this week and we're celebrating all month like it's our birthday...
Land and Body: Indigenous Groups Fight Environmental Violence
June 7, 2016 | TeleSUR
Indigenous land and rights defenders launched a week-long campaign Monday to take a stand against...
Weathering the Storms Together: Grassroots Women’s Response to Climate Change
September 28, 2015 | Earth Island Journal
In an event hall in the small village of Sirsi, on the edge of the Western Ghats in the Indian state of...
Media Coverage of our Alliance
Park pilgrimages: Unearthing new ways of being in nature
APRIL, 2023 | Children & Nature Network
I knew very little about Bushra and her Yemeni roots, and what inspired her to be the voice for her community at the Cross-Cultural Family Center (CCFC) in San Francisco, where she serves as a fierce yet compassionate teacher and community builder. But I knew that fate had brought us together for a reason. Our first meeting prior to this phone conversation had been a video chat with a group of other community leaders from the Tenderloin Community Benefit District (TLCBD), and Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC). Our collective dream? To transport residents of the Tenderloin district to a wonderland in nature where they could celebrate Eid ul-Fitr — a festival that marks the end of the fasting and prayer period of Ramadan — without the worry of being attacked or surrounded by violence and racial slurs.
Five innovative projects ushering in the renewable energy transition
APRIL 21, 2023 | One Earth
To solve climate change, investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment must triple, and fossil fuel subsidies must be phased out by 2025.
The good news is that the clean power transition is already underway worldwide. Innovative technologies harness the sun’s power rather than using oil and gas. New home-building and cooking methods also improve the efficiency of how energy is used, helping further drive down emissions.
Calling for bold and inclusive Water Action for rivers and rights at the UN Water Conference
APRIL 04, 2023 | The Nature Conservancy
At last month’s UN Water Conference on March 22-24, International Rivers joined Indigenous leaders, civil society partners, and high-level public and private sector stakeholders to discuss key water-related issues and produce ambitious inclusive, and intersectional commitments and approaches that serve all.
Dr. Tiara Moore redefines belonging in marine science
MARCH 30, 2023 | The Nature Conservancy
For Dr. Tiara Moore the ocean offers an indescribable clarity. Despite pounds of pressure surrounding her body, she is safe in the gentle rocking and drifting. She describes a world beneath the surface, filled with ancestors’ whispers, “Take your freedom from the deep. You are safe & you belong here.” To Dr. Moore, this comforting presence originates from countless souls who escaped the tragedy of Middle Passage—the pathway used on the Triangular Slave Trade—by freeing themselves in deep dark waters. Their last act was full of self-determination. The spirits in the waters call her and other Black people back to a symbiotic relationship with water, which for so long was a site of terror.
The clean water we all deserve
MARCH 29, 2023 | Wisconsin Examiner
Recently, the United Nations held a global water conference in New York to raise awareness and inspire action to solve the world’s water and sanitation crisis. Billions around the world lack access to clean water, but today, these problems also feel very close to home.
St. Louis was once Mound City. Its Native American residents still feel erased
MARCH 05, 2023 | St. Louis Public Radio
During a span of 71 years, most of the mounds in St. Louis left by Indigenous people from centuries earlier — some of which contained the remains of ancestors — were destroyed to make way for urban development. The ones that remain are left beneath bridges and inside parking garages.
Protecting people from farm pesticides in Stanislaus County | Opinion
MARCH 01, 2023 | The Modesto Bee
More than 6 million pounds of agricultural pesticides were applied throughout Stanislaus County in 2021. Over 20%, or at least 1.3 million pounds, was Telone, a fumigant pesticide considered cancerogenic. Toxic pesticides are applied to Stanislaus fields and orchards near 123 schools. Students who attend these schools, or live near where pesticides are applied, face higher health risks.
Asian American Pacific Islanders in the Environmental Movement
February 19, 2023 | Sierra Club
The term Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) flattens a group of people who hail from a whole hemisphere of our planet—a hemisphere with myriad histories, languages, foods, cultures, religions, and more—into a single four-letter acronym. It’s a monochrome wash over communities who each have unique connections to land, water, wildlife, and being American. I began speaking with colleagues with diverse identities in the AAPI constellations—women, queer folks, younger and older folks—to investigate whether I could find a through line in our collective experiences. And I discovered that, though our stories were different, they also rhymed. This piece is not so much a representative cross section of AAPI stories, but rather a set of rhymes woven together to evoke the tapestry that is our identities and environmental connections.
I SEE U, Episode 75: An Injustice To Remain Silent
FEBRUARY 17, 2023 | Houston Public Media
Environmental justice advocate, Roishetta Ozane, reveals the social challenges in addressing the impacts of climate change, as devastating storms and a booming industrial buildout continue to engulf Southwest Louisiana—while leaving susceptible communities of color to fend for themselves.
The scientific case against gas stoves
FEBRUARY 17, 2023 | National Geographic
Chef Amanda Cohen always thought she’d use flames to cook. But when she opened her restaurant, Dirt Candy, in a teeny space in Manhattan, there wasn’t a gas line available—so she installed a fleet of induction cooktops instead.
3 Indigenous Leaders Offer Solutions to Climate Change in the Arctic
FEBRUARY 16, 2023 | Bioneers
Indigenous Peoples in the north have been feeling the disastrous effects of climate change for far longer than the rest of the planet’s population. According to NASA record sets, the Arctic is warming up to four times faster than the rest of the planet, disturbing terrestrial and marine ecosystems, destroying villages, and disrupting healthy ways of life.
Reality Check: Gas Stoves Are a Health and Climate Problem
FEBRUARY 15, 2023 | RMI
Affirming a 1992 summary study on childhood respiratory illnesses, a 2013 peer-reviewed summary report in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that children living in a home with a gas stove have a 42 percent increased risk of experiencing asthma symptoms.
Frontline 360° Is Helping Grassroots Groups Land Federal Dollars — and Building a Movement
FEBRUARY 14, 2023 | Inside Philanthropy
It takes money to make money, as the saying goes. The same is true of raising money. Successful fundraising requires resources that are in short supply for many small, community-based nonprofits. That means many groups could miss out on new federal funding that is targeted to front-line, historically marginalized communities.
Extreme rainfall exacerbates pollution threat from Oklahoma Superfund site
JANUARY 30, 2023 | Yale Climate Connections
Extreme rainfall exacerbates pollution threat from Oklahoma Superfund site. Decades-old abandoned lead and zinc mines in Ottawa County pose lingering health risks to nearby residents — particularly as the threat of flooding increases.
Mackenzie Feldman ’14: Planting the Seeds Toward Greener Campuses
January 12, 2023 | Punahou
Growing up in Hawai‘i, Mackenzie Feldman ’14 was interested in sustainability but never imagined it as a career – then the unexpected happened; She founded a national movement to ban cancer-causing herbicides from school campuses; landed the backing of Re:wild, a global nonprofit protecting and restoring the wild; and is pursuing a graduate degree in sustainable agriculture.
Gen Z Climate Activists to Watch, per Tom’s of Maine’s New Program
January 4, 2023 | Yahoo!Life
Five young entrepreneurs were selected for their ongoing work in creating equity in the outdoors, be it elevating Black women in sustainability, initiating climate change hackathons for forest conservation or establishing green spaces on historically Black college and university (HBCU) campuses.
Confronting Violence Against Black Women and Girls w/ Treva B. Lindsey; Plus, our Resistance in Residence Artist Coco Peila
December 22, 2022 | Law & Disorder
We talk with Treva B. Lindsey about violence against Black women and girls, and the reverberation of this violence on every facet of our social and community fabrics.
Changing A River’s Course
December 6, 2022 | The Assembly NC
A new movement wants to establish that the Haw River has its own independent, inalienable rights. It’s a long shot, but organizers hope it can change the framing of environmental protection.
Dr. Tiara Moore, Black in Marine Science, talks "Why We Science" event
December 5, 2022 | 4WWL
Black in Marine Science (BIMS) will host the Why We Science event at Cafe Istanbul on December 5th featuring Grammy Award-winning Hot 8 Brass Band.
For many Hawaiians, lava flows are a time to honor, reflect
December 2, 2022 | ABC News
Glowing lava from the world’s largest volcano is a sight to behold, but for many Native Hawaiians, Mauna Loa’s eruption is a time to pray, make offerings and honor both the natural and spiritual worlds
November is for celebrating Indigenous people's resilience and resistance
November 22, 2022 | San Francisco Examiner
For Native Americans, November is the month to celebrate resilience and resistance...
Louisiana Communities Show the Many Contours of Climate Migration
November 21, 2022 | YES! Magazine
Organizers are tackling climate displacement from all angles—advocating for climate-displaced people, providing them with resources, and making their communities more climate-resilient.
'Water protectors' support call for Marine firing range pause for lens aquifer assessment
November 21, 2022 | KUAM News
Holding signs that read "Birds Not Bullets" and "Save What is Sacred," several island residents deemed " water protectors" filled the Guam Congress building to testify in support of a resolution proposed by Sen. Clynt Ridgell.
Celebrating Marie Tharp
November 21, 2022 | Google
Today’s Doodle celebrates the life of Marie Tharp, an American geologist and oceanographic cartographer who helped prove the theories of continental drift. She co-published the first world map of the ocean floors. On this day in 1998, the Library of Congress named Tharp one of the greatest cartographers of the 20th century.
'Not just a flood, but a toxic flood': Lead mining waste sits in the same floodwaters as Northeast Oklahoma homes and businesses
November 18, 2022 | KOSU
Standing in the water as it winds between a disc golf course and a nursing home, Rebecca Jim and her companions are soaking up the natural beauty of autumn in Miami, Okla.
Five gender equality advocates chosen as ambassadors of the World Trade Congress on Gender
November 17, 2022 | World Trade Organization
Civil society representatives from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines have been appointed as ambassadors of the first-ever World Trade Congress on Gender, a research conference to be held on 5-7 December 2022 under the theme “Gender Equality for Sustainable Trade and Recovery.” They will share grassroots perspectives on women’s economic empowerment with researchers, experts and WTO members. They will also provide recommendations on how to drive work on trade and gender forward.
Youth Movement: Four Newly Elected Millennials Bring Fresh Ideas About Raleigh's Future
November 16, 2022 | INDY Week
Raleigh’s four newly elected council members bring fresh energy and diverse experiences, but how will they work with the city’s incumbent mayor and three members of council?
Speaking for the Water: Indigenous Women Speak for the Children and Rivers at COP27
November 16, 2022 | Indybay
Indigenous women held a Water Ceremony at the United Nations Climate Summit in Egypt and spoke out against the oil and gas industry, and gold mining, which is destroying their lives and rivers, and the future for their children.
Fossil fuel companies fall short on climate pledges
November 9, 2022 | The Tech
Hearings held by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in September reveal the failures of fossil fuel companies to live up to their pledges on reducing their environmental impact — and why we still have work to do.
4 new faces: Here’s who won the Raleigh City Council races.
November 9, 2022 | Raleigh News & Observer
The Raleigh City Council was guaranteed to have at least three new members after Tuesday’s election.
Solar Stewards' Dana Redden on how companies can bring renewable energy benefits to their community
November 8, 2022 | YouTube
Vic Shao discusses challenges and opportunities in scaling corporate electric fleets.
Environmental justice delayed for Gulf Coast does not have to be environmental justice denied
October 24, 2022 | Louisiana Illustrator
For too long, fossil fuel corporations have overburdened Gulf Coast communities of color through the dramatic escalation of fossil fuel infrastructure.
Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony Sheds Light on Indigenous People’s Day
October 24, 2022 | Peninsula Press
On Monday, Oct. 10, people from all across the United States gathered on Alcatraz Island to celebrate the annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Gathering....
How El Departamento de la Comida Fights Colonialism Through Food
October 21, 2022 | them
El Departamento de la Comida does more than connect Puerto Rican farmers to local mutual aid organizations. It fosters genuinely radical, decolonial queer community.
Local Food Begins to Disappear in Saga Village
October 21, 2022 | MONGABAY
Sebanyak 13 mahasiswa Fakultas Pertanian Universitas Flores (Unflor) dan 23 orang anak muda dari Anak Tanah Saga (ATS) serta ibu-ibu dari Komunitas Adat Saga sejak tanggal 4-8 Oktober 2022 mengikuti Lokakarya Literasi Pangan Masyarakat Adat Saga di Desa Saga, Kecamatan Detusoko, Kabupaten Ende, Provinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Kegiatan diinisiasi komunitas Kampus Tanpa Dinding menggandeng […]
Collaboration aims to help Hispanic farmworkers through craft brew called La Cosecha
October 13, 2022 | Idaho News 6 Boise Twin Falls (KIVI)
Woodland Empire is a brewery that has a mix tape IPA series where they release a new India Pale Ale every other month, this months beer is called La Cosecha and it honors Hispanic Heritage Month.
Protecting a Rosenwald School in Virginia
October 13, 2022 | University of Richmond Newsroom
Stephanie Willett, this year's Community Partner-in-Residence, focuses on African-American history and engagement in Cumberland County.
This Oklahoma Superfund Site Is Evidently More Dangerous Than Scientists Thought
October 12, 2022 | Green Matters
One of the oldest superfund sites in the country, Tar Creek Superfund site in Oklahoma, is evidently more dangerous than scientists thought.
'Our Ongoing Resistance': See Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrated in San Francisco
October 10, 2022 | KQED
Over 200 people gathered in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens on Monday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with an afternoon of performance, community and creative expression.
2022 TIME100 Next: Farwiza Farhan
September 28, 2022 | TIME
"When I began, everyone said, “You can’t do it all. You have got to focus. You can’t do education and forestry and agriculture and education—you’ve got to choose.” But what’s the point of educating a young woman if she goes back to her village and dies because of a lack of sanitation? It’s all interconnected. We need to solve for these problems at the same time—and it’s clear Farwiza Farhan has taken this truth to heart.
Puerto Ricans were already angry about the power grid. Then came Hurricane Fiona.
September 27, 2022 | Grist
“Fiona is a storm, and the privatization of the electric grid is a storm as well.“ More than a week after Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico, damage from the Category 1 storm lingers across the island: About 40 percent of residents are still without power and 212,000 don’t have access to clean running water. According to official reports, 26 hospitals have yet to come back online.
These Colorado programs are helping beginning farmers overcome huge challenges
September 26, 2022 | The Colorado Sun
Land costs, climate change and evolving food systems stand in the way of next-generation farmers getting started in Colorado
30 of the top global leaders working toward climate solutions
September 21, 2022 | Insider
Insider’s inaugural Climate Action 30 highlights 30 global leaders working toward climate solutions. Our list includes activists, influencers, academics, scientists, business executives, entrepreneurs, and public-sector and nonprofit leaders working to address the climate crisis through collectivism, community, and accountability.
Resourcing community solutions for loss and damage in the Pacific Islands
September 13, 2022 | Climate Home News
“Climate-induced loss and damage” may not be the language they use to describe their experiences, but when communities face it, they know what they’re talking about – and how it feels.
Appalachians Protest Manchin’s Mountain Valley Pipeline Plan; Sanders Decries “Disastrous Side Deal”
September 9, 2022 | Democracy Now
Climate activists from as far away as Alaska, Indigenous peoples and Appalachians rallied in Washington, D.C., Thursday against the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
These College Students Want to Abolish Pesticides on Campus Grounds
August 31, 2022 | Modern Farmer
Across the nation, college students are pushing for organic and regenerative groundskeeping - free of pesticides and herbicides.
Appalachian, Indigenous pipeline foes say climate deal ‘left us to burn’
August 24, 2022 | The Washington Post
Appalachian and Indigenous climate advocates are coming to D.C., to protest the Inflation Reduction Act side deal between Manchin and Democratic leadership.
Can California do better to alert neighbors of farm spraying? Absolutely
August 11, 2022 | The Modesto Bee
California should fix flaws in pilot ag spraying alerts, then expand it throughout the entire state. | Opinion
Solar, Storage Industries Express Support for Clean Energy Banking Reforms
August 5, 2022 | Solar Industry
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is urging banking regulators to expand the use of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to include financing support for solar and storage projects of all sizes. SEIA’s advocacy push centers around comments the organization submitted in response to new rules that would improve equitable access to solar energy and […]
Climate Hero: Sumarni Laman
July 29, 2022 | One Earth
A community coordinator for Youth Act Kalimantan, Sumarni Laman empowers Indonesia’s Indigenous youth to take action against the region’s forest fires.
To Combat Climate Anxiety, College Students Are Rooting Out Pesticide Use
July 20, 2022 | U.S. News & World Report
Pesticide use on college campuses also contributes to our global climate crisis. Although not traditionally part of the climate change conversation, the use of chemicals to get rid of insects or unwanted plant life can increase scope 3 emissions (indirect emissions), as they can include petroleum-based ingredients.
General Motors aims to make EV charging accessible to apartment residents
June 28, 2022 | General Motors
As electric vehicle sales in the U.S. continue to grow, one stat that stands out is that EV owners charge their vehicles at home or work 70% to 80% of the time. But for those living in multifamily dwellings, including apartments and condominiums, access to charging stations may be scarce. Smart Cities Dive interviewed General Motors EV Charging Analyst Candace Chu O'Melia to learn more about GM's efforts to build out more equitable EV charging infrastructure.
4 Marine Biologists on Their Hopes for World Oceans Day
June 8, 2022 | Vogue
A recent study found that one third of all marine life could become extinct within 300 years if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase....Given the enormous challenges our oceans face, it’s clear that urgent action is needed. Below, four marine biologists share their hopes for World Oceans Day.
A Slow Violence Comes to an End in LA
May 25, 2022 | Atmos
Nalleli Cobo has been an organizer for most of her life–despite being only 21. The Frontline digs into how her leadership is creating a new future for Los Angeles youth.
Wisconsin Green Muslims, American Climate Leadership Awards 2022 Finalist
May 14, 2022 | ecoAmerica
Wisconsin Green Muslims is among 10 American Climate Leadership Award finalists to be recognized at the American Climate Leadership Summit 2022 (ACLS 2022) on March 28 during the live broadcast.
May 5, 2022 | Tory Burch Foundation
Growing up in Indonesia, Farwiza Farhan always loved the ocean. It’s why she decided to study marine biology. But the more she learned, the more she realized that it wasn’t enough to work in the ocean. She needed to protect it...
What Does Tribal Land Stewardship Look Like?
May 1, 2022 | NPQ
The climate crisis is not only a product of greenhouse gas emissions… but also of an ideological shift that was imposed by colonization and capitalism to justify violation of sacred land-, water-, and airways—domination that taught Americans to speak of “resources” instead of “relatives.”...
Teaching seafaring traditions to younger generation
April 25, 2022 | Marianas Variety
TEACHING seafaring traditions to the younger generation is the aim of 500 Sails Inc. which launched four of its sailing canoes with four master navigators at the helm, for a sea voyage around Saipan on Sunday...
Tar Creek on ‘America’s Most Endangered Rivers’ list again
April 24, 2022 | The Joplin Globe
Tar Creek, an 11-mile stream polluted with heavy metals from historic lead and zinc mining in the region, nabbed a spot on “America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2022” for its second consecutive year...
Activist gets candid about pollution fears: 'Climate anxiety is real, especially for a young Indigenous woman'
April 21, 2022 | yahoo!life
The most recent oil spill in Alaska is weighing heavily on Ruth Miller. In late March, in her home of Alaska, a boat carrying fuel tanks ran aground in Neva Strait and leaked thousands of gallons of oil into the water...
Ancestral Knowledge - Its Importance to Environmental Activism
April 18, 2022 | Environmental Voices Rising
Karen Crespo Trevino, of Quechua, Bolivian ancestry talks about the importance of ancestral knowledge, working with reciprocity and land-caring - and bringing them into environmental activism...
To Protect and Conserve
April 16, 2022 | Inside Indonesia
When it comes to big problems like deforestation and climate change, we tend to like BIG solutions. This essay provides a ground-level view of a conservation initiative focused on the forest community...
A newfound best friend helps this doctor turn anxiety into action
April 8, 2022 | Yale Climate Connections
As an ’80s child whose home life had been fractured by divorce, Ashley McClure found a sense of healing and belonging in nature. Beginning at age 8, the self-proclaimed horse-obsessed girl could be found most afternoons riding her beloved Lucky or Kami in a nearby old-growth forest just outside Seattle’s city limits...
Senator Aims to Revamp Guam's Recycling Efforts
April 5, 2022 | The Guam Daily Post
A newly introduced bill aims to modernize local statutes to catalyze the island-wide implementation of recycling and zero waste programs...
Despite Promising Policies, Advocates Are Still Fighting for Community Power
March 30, 2022 | The Institute for Local Self-Reliance
For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Crystal Huang and Al Weinrub to discuss energy democracy challenges in California, the gap between policy and implementation, and how ILSR’s Community Power Scorecard could better represent and mobilize local organizers...
Pad-Woman Of India! Anju Bisht Honoured By NITI Aayog For Developing Reusable Menstrual Pads
March 29, 2022 | The Logical Indian
Bisht and Amrita SeRVe's focus on providing eco-friendly and low-cost solutions for menstrual hygiene resulted in the development of Saukhyam Reusable Pads from banana fibre and cotton cloth...
50 Climate Leaders You Need to Know
March, 2022 | Fix by Grist Solutions Lab
Meet the people shaping the future of our planet. Each year, the Grist 50 identifies emerging leaders in climate, equity, and sustainability, as nominated by you, our readers...
NGO Mobilizes Women to Drive Climate Change Mitigation Response
March 12, 2022 | Real News Magazine
The NGO Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment, WISE, on Friday mobilized women to drive climate change adaptation, mitigation and response in Kaduna State...
OPINION: It’s time to build Alaska’s prosperous future
March 4, 2022 | Anchorage Daily News
Alaskans are harnessing local ingenuity for economic, ecological and social well-being while providing stable, quality livelihoods...
Marin City Solves For Self
February 25, 2022 | Knee Deep Times
A new garden in Marin City is breaking ground: a climate friendly landscaping redesign to host an array of native and African-heritage drought resistant plants...
Unsafe In Your Own Home? Gas Stoves Harmful To Health And Environment, Studies Find
February 10, 2022 | CBS Denver
Researchers are finding gas stoves can cause a host of health problems, particularly for kids...
Empowering Youth to Take On Climate Change
February 8, 2022 | Bay Area Monitor
When smoke from the Tubbs fire shrouded the Bay Area in the fall of 2017, Lil Milagro Henriquez choked on the poisoned air...
Farwiza Farhan: The powerful women on the front lines of climate action
February 1, 2022 | TED Countdown
TED Fellow and conservationist, Farwiza Farhan, shares her effort to protect the Leseur ecosystem in Indonesia — the last place on Earth where the Sumatran rhino, tiger, elephant and orangutan still roam together in the wild...
A Landmark Environmental Precedent Was Just Set in Virginia
February 2, 2022 | The Nation
Thanks to frontline activists, Virginia became one of the first states to recognize the disproportionate impact of pollution on Black, Indigenous, and low-income communities...
Select few to be chosen for climate project
January 30, 2022 | Pacific Daily News
More than 20 people have shown interest in bringing awareness to climate change with the Micronesia Climate Change Alliance...
Your gas stove is warming the climate — even when it’s turned off
January 29, 2022 | Salon
A new study by Stanford University researchers says methane leaks aren't limited to oil and gas wells and pipelines...
New Study Reveals How Your Gas Stove Could Be Harmful To The Environment
January 28, 2022 | Tasting Table
Anyone who has been tapped into environmental news over the past few years has probably noticed the political back and forth over natural gas...
This Bay Area Doctor Says Climate Action Is Central to Health
January 25, 2022 | KQED
She co-founded Climate Health Now, a group of California health professionals advocating for climate action through a lens of health and equity....
2022 Emerging Scholar: Dr. De’Etra Jenra Young
January 19, 2022 | One Earth
According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), geosciences have the lowest ethnic and racial diversity rates of any STEM discipline...
Five Climate Solution Projects Around the World Powered by Women
January 4, 2022 | One Earth
In Indonesia, climate impacts are already being felt, and women bear the brunt of these effects...
Rebecca Jim and the Legacy of Tar Creek
December 19, 2021 | Sierra Club
Rebecca Jim has dedicated her life to cleaning up Tar Creek and warning others about the area's toxic dangers...
Announcing the Recipients of the Third Annual Catalyst Award
December 2, 2021 | Rachel's Network
Rachel’s Network announced the awardees and finalists of its third annual Catalyst Award...
TAKE ACTION: Youth Camp on Food and Climate for the Holidays
November 24, 2021 | Deceleration
Camp Eco.Logic steps in where Texas school curricula fail students...
Nalleli Cobo: the young activist who led her LA neighborhood against big oil
November 10, 2021 | The Guardian
After forcing the closure of an oil well that was making her family and community sick, Cobo...
Growing number of young Americans feel climate anxiety. Here’s what they need to cope
November 10, 2021 | PBS
In a recent PBS NewsHour survey in partnership with The Generation Lab, nearly two-thirds of...
Indigenous activists are united in a cause and are making themselves heard at COP26
November 9, 2021 | NPR
In a crowded house above a pub in Scotland, Ruth Miller is busy planning...
Environmentalists concerned about a new generation of children playing in toxic stream
October 24, 2021 | Opera News
Environmental activist Rebecca Jim talks about a makeshift dam in Tar Creek...
‘A continuation of colonialism’: indigenous activists say their voices are missing at Cop26
November 3, 2021 | The Guardian
As world leaders inside the Cop26 conference centre in Glasgow boasted about pledges to...
Our view: 'The ground is bleeding.'
October 21, 2021 | The Joplin Globe
Remember the Gold King Mine disaster in Colorado that turned the Las Animas River orange a few years ago?...
Facing existential threat from climate change, Pacific Islanders urge world to listen
October 14, 2021 | Axios
Pacific Islanders, whose nations face an existential threat from climate change, were a major force behind the Paris Agreement...
Here are the themes from meetings across Colorado on the state's new congressional, legislative maps
September 3, 2021 | The Colorado Sun
It is clear that women, and especially young women of color, are leading the way on the global discussions...
Lil Milagro Henriquez-Cornejo on Climate Resilience Rooted in Ancestry
September 1, 2021 | For the Wild
In order to limit global temperature from exceeding a 1.5°C increase, we need to...
New Law Calls For More Environmental Justice in Colorado's Most Vulnerable Communities
September 1, 2021 | 303 Magazine
Making an effort to address environmental racism and mitigate climate change risks for...
Saving Culturally Signficant Seeds
August 2021 | Mother Earth News
Planting a seed is a sacred way for a hungry soul to walk the path back to...
Lia Putrinda, Save Sendangbiru from Paceklik
July 31, 2021 | Pejuang Iklim
Clungub Beach, Sendangbiru, Tambakrejo Village, Sumbermanjing Wetan, Malang Regency is...
In St. Louis, Tosha Phonix is Growing Food Justice
July 1, 2021 | Civil Eats
Tosha Phonix learned to farm in 2011. As a new mom, she wanted...
Treaty People Gathering boosts pressure on disputed oil pipeline
June 8, 2021 | Esperanza Project
BEMIDJI, Minnesota — Massive direct actions to stop Line 3 tar-sands crude-oil pipeline construction here in...
Pacific Islanders have been fighting environmental crises for centuries, if only the world would notice
June 1, 2021 | Grist Magazine: Fix Solutions Lab
Moñeka De Oro grew up hearing stories of her ancestors navigating the Pacific Ocean, hopping from island to island using only the stars, the currents, and the wind to guide them...
The life of a researcher studying springs in the Himalayas
May 14, 2021 | The Third Pole
It is a rocky, uneven path down to the spring where the women of Damthang village in South Sikkim go to...
Hot Mamas Episode 1: Talking with Dr. Amanda Millstein
May 13, 2021 | Hot Mamas Podcast
The very first episode of Hot Mamas features a conversation with Dr. Amanda Millstein, a mother of two...
16 WOMEN Restoring the Earth
April, 2021 | Global Landscapes News
Raising up female leaders defining the future of our planet through their ideas, talents, actions and inspiration...
Championing the Environment with Huda Alkaff and the Wisconsin Green Muslims
April 13, 2021 | Wisconsin Muslim Journal
Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, converges this year with Earth Month, a time designated to inspire protection and...
Magaly Santos Speaks Up for Farmworkers
July 1, 2020 | Sierra Club
As a kid, Magaly Santos never thought much about the strange chemical odor that would sometimes drift through the...
14 Powerful Native Leaders to Celebrate on Indigenous People’s Day
October 14, 2019 | Vice
Alaska State Library, Amy Lou Blood Barney Collection. A record number of cities and states will celebrate...
Letter: Mountain Valley Pipeline would desecrate Native American grounds
September 15, 2019 | The Times News
I am a member of the state-recognized tribe in Alamance County, the Occaneechi band of the Saponi nation...
The Death & Life of Tar Creek | Rebecca Jim, Tar Creekkeeper
July 2019 | Waterkeeper Alliance
Tar Creek springs from the ground in southeast Kansas, and then meanders through gently rolling farmland...
Seeds and Their Keepers are Key to Preserving India’s Food Diversity
July 1, 2019 | Earth Island Journal
Let’s start at the very beginning. Some might say that it all began with the seeds. Seeds have long been a part...
Firewood smoke kills over 93,000 people annually, says NGO
April 30, 2017 | The Guardian - Nigeria
The Women’s Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE) and Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) have...