Women's Earth & Climate Action Network, International
The Women's Earth & Climate Action Network is a solutions-based, multi-faceted effort established to engage women worldwide to take action as powerful stakeholders in climate change and sustainability solutions. For Our Earth and Future Generations A project of Women's Earth and Climate Caucus and its partner eraGlobal Alliance

U.S Women's Climate Justice Initiative

PURPOSE: to create a collective voice, action base and movement of women from across the United States concerning climate justice and demanding action on climate change.

FOCUS AREAS: Frontline and Indigenous communities, women’s empowerment, health and climate change, fracking, tar sands extraction both in the U.S. and Canada, pipeline infrastructure, transition to a just and clean energy future, violence against women/violence against the earth, price on carbon, divest/invest, sustainable businesses, 100% renewable energy, climate justice, power of women’s votes, localization, consumption patterns, ecological economics, community rights and rights of nature, developing new cultural narratives, local farming, connection to nature, impacts of Global North on Global South, 2015 UN climate negotiations, movement building, and long-term systematic analysis.

MEET THE US WOMEN'S CLIMATE JUSTICE INITIATIVE STEERING COMMITTEE

LEARN ABOUT SOME OF OUR U.S NETWORK PARTNERS

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

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2016 EDUCATION & ADVOCACY TRAINING SCHEDULE:

  • March 16, 2016 - Health and Climate Change: What Is At Stake, What Can Be Done? 

FEATURING: Sylvia Hood Washington (Engineer, community organizer, Advisor to the Environmental Justice Advisory Board of the Illinois EPA and Editor in Chief of the Environmental Justice Journal), Pramilla Malick (Protect Orange County and Stop the Minisink Compressor Station), Cherri Foytlin (Idle No More Gulf Coast and the Mothers Project) and Perry Sheffield (Environmental Pediatrician and Public Health professional) - Click here for full Health & Climate training recap blog

 

  • April 5, 2016 - Direct Action and Non-Violent Civil Disobedience: Tools For Your Advocacy Work 

FEATURING: Marla Marcum (Climate Disobedience Center), Molly Dorozenski (Greenpeace USA), Sharon Lungo (Ruckus Society) - Click here for a a full Direct Action training recap blog

 

  • April 27, 2016 - Rights of Nature: Protecting and Defending the Places We Live (with a focus on keeping fossil fuels in the ground)

FEATURING: Shannon Biggs (Movement Rights) and Osprey Orielle Lake (WECAN International) - click here for full speaker biographies and training description

 

  • May 4, 2016 - Women for 100% Renewable Energy: From Installation to Advocacy 

FEATURING: Wahleah Johns (Black Mesa Water Coalition), Diane Moss (Renewables 100 Policy Institute), Lynn Benander (Co-Op Power) - click here for full speaker biographies and training description.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN EDUCATION & ADVOCACY TRAININGS:
 
All U.S training calls will be held for 120 minutes starting at 10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST (USA time, please check your time zone to coordinate) on Zoom, a free program similar to Skype.

To join a training, connect via phone call or internet using the directions below.
  • Join via your computer, tablet or smart phone internet connection:
  • Or join by phone: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 415 415 2016
 

NETWORK UPDATE & ORGANIZING CALLS FOR U.S & INTERNATIONAL ALLIES:

Check back for upcoming call information as it is announced

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LEARN ABOUT PAST US WOMEN'S CLIMATE JUSTICE INITIATIVE TRAININGS:

BACKGROUND: It is internationally recognized that women are absolutely critical to implementing climate change and sustainability solutions, yet women need more prominent spaces and mechanisms to marshal their united efforts and involvement into a clear and defined movement. WECAN, along with allies across the US, is supporting this movement.

Our work is based on a climate justice perspective.  We must take into account that women are disproportionately impacted by climate change and environmental degradation, and Indigenous women, women of color, women from low-income communities bear a heavier burden from the impacts of climate change.

In the US, studies show that more women believe in the science of climate change then men, and are more likely to act upon it. Women in the US vote more and give more of their philanthropic dollars to environmental issues. Women in North America determine 80 per cent of all consumer purchases. Imagine how that market power could be mobilized to significantly reduce carbon emissions through purchasing choices, including eliminating fossil fuel purchases. Imagine women demanding a change away from endless economic growth models and from current consumption patterns that are destroying our Earth.

For all these reasons and more we invite you to participate with us at this critical time.