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

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
WEA Co-Directors
Take Action with WEA

Last chance to DOUBLE your impact!
Join us in #PlantingSeedGrants for change.

If you haven't yet joined our 2022 #PlantingSeedGrants Campaign to support grassroots women-led climate solutions, there's still time to have 2X the impact. Our Matching Gift Challenge has been extended to Sunday, June 26, and we are just $10,500 shy of our $200k goal. Join us as we help women leaders change the world—every dollar you give is worth TWICE as much!

Heal our waste-filled lands with grassroots solutions this #PlasticFreeJuly.

Join us for Plastic Free July: Healing Plastic Pollution with Grassroots Solutions on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 2:00PM PT / 5:00PM ET. WEA Leaders Michelle Vaocolo (Microniesia Climate Change Alliance) and Webri Veliana (recipient of the prestigious Australia Award) will discuss innovative strategies for reducing our plastic and waste, and building a sustainable circular economy.
Updates from the Alliance

U.S. Accelerator Leader Trains 500 youth through a community garden

WEA Leader Rasheeda Hawke is remediating toxic soil in South L.A. With help from the strategy, connections and seed funding she received through WEA’s 2021 Grassroots Accelerator, Rasheeda has already trained 500 youth scientists, impacting 20,000+ people by planting drought-resistant species that help to create cleaner soil and air. 

Watch this powerful video to see Rasheeda in action.

Food Sovereignty Leader joins WEA to Lead North America/Pacific Program

WEA is thrilled to welcome Daniela Perez as our North America/Pacific Program Director. Daniela will co-design, implement, and steward our programming across the U.S. and its territories, Canada, Mexico and the Pacific, including the U.S. Grassroots Accelerator. Read this intimate interview with Daniela to learn more.

Women + Forests initiative plants 10,000 trees in Kenya for World Environment Day

WEA and WWANC celebrated World’s Environmental Day by planting 10,000 trees in the Kakamega Tropical Rainforest, the last remaining rainforest in Kenya. During the event, 45 women and 30 children took critical steps to restore Kakamega forest to its once-thriving state in early 80s. Learn more about our Kenya Women + Forests initiative here.

Purpose-Driven Partnerships
  • WEA and socially-conscious, zero-waste company Cleancult are creating impact in your home and the world by delivering cleaning products that are good for you and the planet. 15% of all sales from the Spring Cleaning bundle supports WEA. (Bonus! Get 15% off with code: WEA15) 
  • Sustainable fashion brand YES AND's limited-edition capsule collection in support of WEA is still available. Each item in the collection features WEA's slogan: "When women thrive, the Earth thrives." 22% of net sales supports WEA.
  • Thank you to our newest partner WomenUniteNFT for their generous $40,000 gift in support of women-led climate solutions! Remember, you can turn your crypto into climate solutions with a crypto-donation today.
  • WEA is honored to be a nonprofit partner with 1% for the Planet, a community aimed at preventing greenwashing, certifying reputable giving, and providing accountability to business/nonprofit partnerships. If you're a purpose-driven company interested in having a positive impact on people and planet, reach out to WEA and 1% for the Planet
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