Sierra Club Borderlands Program Coordinator Dan Millis explains why the existing and proposed US-Mexico border wall is so bad for wildlife and people, and what we can do to oppose it.
Ocean Conservancy CEO Janis Searles Jones, a lawyer, advocate and marine conservation expert, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as a Leadership Liaison. Janis leads Ocean Conservancy’s work on tackling the pervasive and growing problem of marine debris, risky oil and gas development in places like the Arctic, climate change and ocean acidification, sustainable fisheries, and more.
Student Conservation Association (SCA) President and CEO Jaime Matyas, a longtime advocate for connecting young people with nature and conservation, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as a Leadership Liaison.
There’s no denying 2016 was a thorny year for women and the environment. But in the days following the election, we’ve seen a renewed interest in collective action across our network and in the larger society. In our 2016 Annual Report, you’ll learn how Rachel’s Network fills a vital role in the movement for a better world.
350.org Executive Director May Boeve, dubbed “the new face of the climate movement” by the Guardian, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as a Leadership Liaison. 350.org is leveraging people power to dismantle the influence and infrastructure of the fossil fuel industry, and to develop people-centric solutions to the climate crisis.
Universal Access Project Executive Director Seema Jalan, a leading advocate for global women’s reproductive rights, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as a Leadership Liaison. The Universal Access Project, a project of the United Nations Foundation, convenes a unique and innovative community of donors and NGOs to strengthen US support for access to family planning and reproductive health care globally.
Across the country, in spite of being more than half the population, women consistently hover around 20 percent of elected office at all levels. Sierra Club’s Gender, Equity & Environment Program Director A. Tianna Scozzaro decided to run for office last year and encourages other women environmentalists to run too.
What does it take to be resilient in challenging times? That’s the question we posed on our trip to South Florida for our Annual Meeting in March. The region has a fraught past when it comes to environmental protection, but advocates and conservationists are making progress, and Rachel’s Network was there to learn about and celebrate their efforts.
To harness the incredible energy of climate activists since the election, a coalition of environmental and women’s groups will offer a free training to pro-environment women who want to run for office on April 30, the day after the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC.
Using 2006-2015 data from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Environmental Scorecard, Rachel’s Network found that women federal legislators vote for environmental protections more often than their male counterparts in both the House and Senate.