WEAvings Summer Newsletter
WEAvings Summer Newsletter
Women's Earth Alliance
Dear Friends,

Yesterday, communities in the Northern Hemisphere celebrated Summer Solstice. It was a vibrant reminder that 2023 is halfway over, and that we're beginning the slow journey back to Winter.

Wait. 2023 is halfway over? Already?

2023 has been a whirlwind! From traveling to visit partners in new regions (Brazil! Mexico! More below...), to joining with WEA supporters at our Spring Gathering in the Bay Area, it’s clear that the seeds we’ve planted are taking root.

This year hasn’t come without its challenges. Global greenhouse gas emissions are at an all time high, forest fires rage in Canada, and the Arctic Ocean could be ice-free by 2030.

Yet, as we look to the horizon of what's ahead this year, we’re reassured: where there are challenges, there are women climate leaders working day by day, region by region to design a path forward.

That’s why we launched our Spring Campaign, #PlantingSeedGrants, to ensure  leaders have the critical infusion of support to design solutions our world desperately needs. WEA Leaders are protecting and restoring Kenya’s last tropical rainforest, transitioning farms to regenerative agriculture, protecting soil health to ensure optimum carbon drawdown, and more. We invite you to step alongside WEA Leaders and plant seeds with us!

This is why partnerships like the one WEA launched with L’Oréal Paris on World Environment Day are more important than ever. The company is taking their longstanding commitment to women’s empowerment and sustainability one powerful step forward by investing in WEA’s women-led environmental and climate projects around the world.

So as we honor the Summer Solstice, we thank you for being a part of the WEA community. Together, we are creating a world where women's voices are heard, where grassroots climate solutions thrive, and where the Earth flourishes.

Keep blooming,

Amira, Melinda, and Kahea
WEA Co-Directors

Take Action with WEA
One Week Left to Double Your Impact by #PlantingSeedGrants!
It’s not too late: if you haven’t already, you still have ONE WEEK to join WEA’s #PlantingSeedGrants campaign. Our matching gift challenge is still on, which means your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling your impact!

We’re 87% of the way there (thanks to all who’ve helped us get here), and need help to raise the final $38,000! Every dollar turns into grants to directly support 9,000+ grassroots, women-led climate projects this year.

Will you join us with a gift today and #PlantSeedGrants for a just and thriving world?

Yes! I’ll support women’s climate leadership today!
Updates from the Alliance

Empowering Women’s Leadership, Preserving Nature: WEA Launches Women and Tropics Accelerator in Brazil

The Atlantic coastline of Piauí, Brazil is a place of breathtaking natural beauty, home to the Delta do Parnaíba with its sacred mangroves and diverse ecosystems. But this fragile ecosystem is under the threat of climate change, including rising sea levels and the loss of one of the countries’ largest mangrove carbon sinks. WEA and local women-led NGO Filha do Sol are launching the Women and Tropics Accelerator, which will catalyze the leadership of grassroots women across the delta to protect and restore these precious mangroves.


Breaking Ground: WEA Launches Regenerative Agriculture and Health Accelerator in Mexico

While in Mexico, many women we met shared about the devastating effects gender-based violence, health disparities, and climate change have had in their communities. But — we also witnessed life-giving solutions growing under the leadership of these intergenerational networks of women leaders. To scale this vital work, we are launching a Regenerative Agriculture and Health Accelerator in Mexico to support grassroots women's leadership.


Amplifying Women-led Climate Solutions for a 
Thriving Future in East Africa

Thanks to everyone who joined us for “Women-led Climate Solutions for a Thriving Future: A look at East Africa. We heard from Rose Wamalwa, WEA East Africa Program Director and founder of WWANC (Women in Water and Natural Resource Conservation), and Dr. Annesha Chowdhury, WEA’s Global Programs Manager, who highlighted community-based climate solutions making an impact across East Africa.

ICYMI, here's a link to the recording which includes actions YOU can take in your own community.

Accelerating Women’s Leadership and Climate Action in 
Uganda and Tanzania

2023 Women & Climate Grassroots Accelerators in Uganda
In May 2023, WEA launched Women & Climate Grassroots Accelerators in Uganda and Tanzania in partnership with Ugandan women-led NGOs UWWI and BUWEA. These trainings empowered women's climate leadership and equipped leaders with skills and tools to protect ecosystems and uplift communities.

Purpose-Driven Partnerships

Launching a New Partnership with L’Oréal Paris

On World Environment Day 2023, WEA launched a global partnership with L’Oréal Paris! As WEA Co-Director, Melinda Kramer shared in a recent press release, “This multi-year partnership will enable WEA to accelerate our long standing work to equip women leaders around the world with the skills, tools, funding, and alliances they need to address the climate crisis. With L'Oréal Paris's partnership, we can bridge the critical resource gap that many grassroots environmental leaders face, and amplify the power of women's climate leadership to protect our Earth and ensure healthy, thriving communities now and into the future.”

WEA’s business partnerships help make our work possible. If you’re a purpose-driven company interested in partnership, reach out to WEA to learn about our Business Partner program. We are also a 1% for the Planet nonprofit member.
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