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

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Osprey Orielle Lake

Founder & Co-Director, WECAN / Founder & President

Women's Earth and Climate Caucus (USA)


Osprey is the Founder and Co-Director of the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative. She is Founder and President of The Women's Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC) and works nationally and internationally to promote resilient communities and foster a post-carbon energy future, while also addressing societal transformation. She is Co-Chair of International Advocacy with the Global Alliance for the Rights Of Nature and is an advisor to the International Eco-Cities Framework and Standards Initiative. Osprey has developed the Resilient Community Training Program in California, teaching women skills in water conservation, energy efficiency in the home, and rights of nature advocacy to protect their communities. She has served on the board of the Praxis Peace Institute and on the Steering Committee for The UN Women’s Major Group for the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Awards include the National Women’s History Project HonoreeTaking The Lead To Save Our Planet, and the Woman Of The Year Outstanding Achievement Award from the California Federation Of Business And Professional Women. Her work has received recognition on CNN Headline News; the Campagna Rassegna Dell’acqua (Review Of The Water) Festival In Salerno, Italy; and the 10th International Film, Video & New Media Festival at the Detroit Museum Of New Art. She is the author of the award-winning book, Uprisings For The Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature.