Rooftop solar is not the only option for American households looking to go solar. Community solar allows households to enroll in a centralized, shared solar farm in their area and see savings on their electric bill. Solstice Founder and CEO Steph Speirs explains why community solar is vital to reaching the four out of five Americans without access to rooftop solar.
Rachel’s Network President Fern Shepard sent these public comments today to oppose the the Trump Administration’s proposed rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act, one of our country’s most important environmental laws.
As the House Appropriations Committee greenlights $5 billion for the US-Mexico border wall in their 2019 spending bill, Rachel’s Network has partnered with the Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) to defend low-income border landowners and residents in court.
Rachel’s Network Partners with Plate to Politics to Support Women’s Empowerment in Rural Communities
Rachel’s Network has partnered with the Women, Food and Agriculture Network’s (WFAN) Plate to Politics program to help rural women access the leadership training and networks to advance their political careers. The grant will fund two training sessions in the fall and spring for over 50 women passionate about healthy food and farming to ramp up their leadership in their communities and give them tools to run for public office.
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.