A dangerous silence is descending on America about our changing and fragile environment. The news media is in financial trouble and young reporters don’t always have the experience to report on complex environmental issues. Beth Daley, director of strategic development at InsideClimate News, shares efforts underway to support local climate and environment reporting.
We are proud to have seen the difference our network of women made in 2017, from supporting a coalition campaigning against the damaging US-Mexico border wall and launching our When Women Lead report lauding the environmental records of women in Congress, to elevating women environmental leaders through our Ashoka Fellowship, and more.
Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) Founder, President, and CEO Maite Arce, a leader at the intersection of Latino advocacy and conservation, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as an advisor. Maite guides HAF in its mission to build bridges that connect Latino communities with the opportunities and partners they need for a better life.
On April 11th a group of Rachel’s Network members had the opportunity to hear remarks from John Podesta of the Center for American Progress on “Women’s rights issues are climate change issues.” The evidence is clear: voluntary family planning empowers women, improves health and resilience, and ultimately reduces the human footprint on the planet.
River Network President Nicole Silk, a longtime conservationist, lawyer, water advocate, and river champion has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as a Leadership Liaison.
Rachel’s Network members met in Washington, DC in March for our annual meeting to take clear-eyed look the current political environment, reflect on what works in our philanthropy, and think long-term about the sustainable world we want to bring about.
To better document the health impacts of corporate manipulation of data, Rachel’s Network members have pledged $50,000 over two years to help University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Chemical Industry Documents Archive add over 40,000 documents on glyphosate.
Rachel’s Network members serve on the boards of many different environmental and conservation organizations. We help members like Kimberley reach their potential as funders, board members, and advocates through a board placement program, events, connections to experts, and discussion forums.
Women join Rachel’s Network for all kinds of reasons: for ideas, for support, for access to leading environmental thinkers. Member Elena Marszalek joined the Network in 2015 seeking peers and mentors to help her along her journey as Director of Del Mar Global Trust. We asked Elena about her experience with the Network.
Rachel’s Network has joined a broad coalition of Environmental and Conservation Groups to support the passage of a clean Dream Act in Congress.