WEAvings Newsletter - Spring 2022
WEAvings Newsletter - Spring 2022
Women's Earth Alliance
Dear Friends,

There is a lot happening in the world right now. And while it has been difficult to watch the news lately and not feel the weight of the compounding crises we face, we know that there are also antidotes out there for the overwhelm, the pain, and the anger we may feel.

When we see the tragic attacks being launched against the Ukrainian people, we also bear witness to their unwavering courage and resilience.

When we hear the small-minded and disrespectful questions being asked of the first black woman nominated to the Supreme Court, we can also be fiercely proud of the dignity and wisdom in her answers.

When we read in the latest IPCC climate report that the pervasive impacts of climate change are only increasing around the world, we (re)turn to the grassroots where solutions are growing like seeds, tended by WEA women, and ready to blossom.

Last week was an important one for WEA, as we shared our work at both the World Economic Forum and the UN Women’s 66th Commission on the Status of Women. Our Co-Director, Kahea Pacheco was also invited to speak at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos in May. And we announced the call for nominations for the 2022 WEA U.S. Grassroots Accelerator and the job opportunity for WEA's North America/Pacific programming.

For every challenge we face, the answer—the antidote—is us. All of us together, stepping courageously forward, taking action, standing firm in our truth and power, growing seeds of change and spreading them around the world.

Thank you for being with us—for your voice, your partnership, and your support.


Melinda, Kahea, and Amira
WEA Co-Directors

P.S. If you missed our events at the World Economic Forum and the UN CSW66, you can watch them here:
WEA with the World Economic Forum for Scaling Up Forest Protection and Restoration
Video of WEA and Vital Voices' NGO/CSW Virtual Forum parallel session: Climate and Gender Action for a Thriving Fut
Take Action with WEA
Applications are OPEN for the 2022 Women’s Earth Alliance U.S. Grassroots Accelerator
This action-oriented accelerator will convene women leaders from across the U.S. and U.S. Territories who are protecting our water, food, air, forests, lands, and indigenous lifeways. This program is designed for seasoned leaders who have projects well underway that they’re looking to expand or deepen in impact. 
If you or a leader you know are ready to scale your initiative for environmental and climate justice, apply or nominate a leader today. Applications close on May 20th.
Celebrate #EarthMonth with Clean-Energy Solutions

Join us for PowHer Up: Women-led Clean Energy Solutions to Power our World on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 11:00AM PT / 2:00PM ET. WEA Leaders Brady Seals of Rocky Mountain Institute and Olanike Olugboji of WISE Nigeria will discuss the impacts of air pollution in our communities and the innovative solutions arising from the grassroots.
Meet WEA's new Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

WEA is thrilled to welcome ToQuyen Doan as our Director of Philanthropic Partnerships. In this role, ToQuyen will co-design, implement, and steward a robust development strategy that will honor current philanthropic relationships while simultaneously supporting WEA as we embark on a tremendous season of growth.
Donate crypto. Double your impact.

Did you know that all cryptocurrency donations made to WEA through The Giving Block are currently worth DOUBLE? This $20m nonprofit fundraising campaign is a partnership between our friends at The Giving Block and Shift4. The campaign will run through December 31, 2022 or until $10m in crypto donations have been made, whichever is sooner.
Updates from the Alliance
  • WEA is named as a recipient of a Mosaic grant to support what is most essential today: building the infrastructure that our environmental movement needs to thrive. 
  • NOW HIRING: WEA is seeking a North America/Pacific Program Director to join our global team. Read the full job description and apply.
  • WEA Co-Founder/Co-Director Melinda Kramer joins Paola Gianturco and Avery Sangster—co-authors of COOL: Women Leaders Reversing Global Warming—for a special conversation at the World Affairs Council. 100% of author royalties and 20% of ticket sales will support WEA. 
  • Read WEA's 2021 Impact Report to learn about the transformation that was made possible in the world because of your support.
  • In this article from Colgate magazineWEA Co-Founder/Co-Director Amira Diamond shares her life's work of lifting up women’s voices in harmony.
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