In 2018, our co-funding program granted more than ever before, funding projects addressing pesticide overuse, climate change, sustainable agriculture, and borderlands conservation. This work earned us two awards: the Leadership Award from Philanthropy Women and Environmental Funder of the Year from Inside Philanthropy. Read our 2018 Annual Report to learn more.
Gina Barquilla, environment and natural resources officer for Del Carmen, Philippines, is using unique tools and collaboration to protect 100,000 acres abundant in coral reefs, seagrass beds, and more than 12,000 acres of mangrove forest.
Despite the fact that women of color have higher levels of concern about environmental issues like climate change, they are woefully underrepresented in leadership positions in the environmental community. That’s why, today, we are launching the Rachel’s Network Catalyst Award, to provide women leaders of color support and recognition for their commitment to a healthy planet.
Rachel’s Network learned about the challenges facing our National Parks, while taking in the beauty of the Sierras in the autumn, at our 2018 Fall Retreat in Yosemite National Park.
Rachel’s Network has partnered with republicEn, the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), and DEPLOY/US to help fund a unique collaboration in support of republicEN’s 2018 and 2019 EnCourage Tour. Since 2017, the tour has partnered with local conservative and climate organizations and political leaders around the country, to conduct climate-solutions town halls, panel discussions, and educational tours.
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Executive Director Kathleen Rest, a leading expert on public and environmental health, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as a Leadership Liaison.
Funding from Rachel’s Network is enabling As You Sow to engage shareholders in advocating for better corporate policies and more sustainable agriculture practices that minimize synthetic pesticide use.
Rachel’s Network, along with dozens of health schools and environmental and health advocacy groups, wrote to acting EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler on Monday expressing great concern that the EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection Director Ruth Etzel was placed on administrative leave.
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.