Women's Earth Alliance

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Mission Statement

Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) equips women with the skills and tools they need to protect our Earth and strengthen communities from the inside out.

Description

Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) is an international organization that equips women with the skills and tools they need to protect our Earth and strengthen communities from the inside out.
For 12 years, WEA has worked at the dynamic intersection of women’s empowerment and environmental protection. WEA leaders are saving indigenous seeds, selling clean cookstoves, launching sustainable farms, providing safe water, protecting land rights, and cultivating peace.
With local leadership guiding each initiative, WEA designs capacity-building trainings for women in environmentally threatened regions to access skills and tools in appropriate technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Participants gain seed funding, mentorship, and a global alliance. With these resources in hand, leaders launch their own income-generating projects and train others to do the same.

Program Details

WEA's 2019 Programs:
  • The U.S. Grassroots Accelerator for Women Environmental Leaders, in partnership with the Sierra Club, will generate measurable and sustained improvements to our environment, economies, and communities by catalyzing women-led, grassroots solutions. 20-30 leaders will participate from across the United States and U.S. Territories.
  • The Indonesia Women's Earth Alliance Accelerator will grow the much-needed efforts of Indonesian women leaders protecting their communities and ecosystems from environmental/climate threats like palm oil extraction, plastic pollution, and sea level rise. In this moment of environmental crisis, Indonesia is ground zero. It is the world’s largest producer of palm oil, the second largest producer of plastics pollution, and the fifth largest producer of greenhouse gas.
  • The Kenya Women's Earth Alliance Accelerator will fortify the vital work of women leaders protecting their communities and ecosystems from climate threats like drought, coastal biodiversity collapse, and food insecurity. In Kenya, increased volatility and warming of the climate are causing severe drought and floods, agricultural crop failures leading to hunger and malnutrition, and loss of marine species on which communities and ecosystems depend. Despite women being on the frontlines of these crises, they struggle to access the training, leadership, and resources they need to lead.
Primary Issue
Climate Change
Address
2150 Allston Way, Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States
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