On May 23rd, WECC Founder/President and Founder/Co-Director of IWECI, Osprey Orielle Lake, attended the White House Women’s Leadership Summit on Climate and Energy. At this meeting, 100 women leaders selected from the public and private sector were invited to engage in dialogue about President Obama’s climate and energy agenda. Topics included the science of climate change, communication about the climate and energy challenges, policy solutions, and activism in our workplaces, careers, and communities.
WECC take-away: Remarkable women across the U.S. are leaders in organizing and implementing sustainability solutions in their communities. However, as we continue our work in our own communities, it is critical that we unify, coordinate andcollaborate to demand effective policies. As President Obama said in his Earth Day Proclamation, “Nothing is more powerful than a million voices calling for change.” Women need to be those voices!