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Supporting Women Environmental Leaders
At Rachel’s Network, we know that elevating women of color results in a healthier, safer, and more just world, and we are committed to investing in them. That’s why we created the Catalyst Award.
New Report Examines Burnout in the Environmental Sector
What can we do to support the leaders of the environmental movement who are so vital to its success? That’s a question posed in a new report on climate burnout from Climate Critical, founded by Rachel’s Network Catalyst Award Finalist Tamara Toles O’Laughlin. In the report, Tamara brought together diverse staff from 108 environmental organizations to share their experiences and recommendations.
2022 Annual Report
Rachel’s Network believes that philanthropy should support not just organizations, but the well-being of leaders who run those organizations. Our funder members support this work not just through the Catalyst Award, but also their individual funding. Read our 2022 annual report and learn about the projects we supported this year.
Heather McTeer Toney: The Long Struggle for Justice
Climate activist and Rachel’s Network Catalyst Awardee Heather McTeer Toney insists that those most affected by climate change are best suited to lead the movement. In her forthcoming book “Before the Streetlights Come On,” and in this excerpt from the book, she talks about how environmental action and racial justice must be deeply intertwined to build a better future.