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

 Upcoming WECAN International Network-Wide Organizing Call  

Wednesday August 17th, 2016 

11:00 am PST / 18:00 UTC Please check your own time zone to coordinate with us! 

How to Participate: This conference call will be hosted on Zoom, a free program similar to Skype. To join, please use the instructions below to dial in by phone, or download the free Zoom application and join via internet. If you can join by internet, that is preferable.

 

  • Join via your computer, tablet or smart phone internet connection:

 1. Click here to download the free Zoom program

 2. Click here to join the call on August 17

 

  • Or join by phone: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 415 415 2016

Click here for international dial-in numbers

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2016 EDUCATION & ADVOCACY TRAINING SCHEDULE:

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
 

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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.