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.
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.
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.
Rachel’s Network has joined a broad coalition of Environmental and Conservation Groups to support the passage of a clean Dream Act in Congress.
Green 2.0 Executive Director Whitney Tome, a leading voice in the effort for greater inclusion and diversity in the environmental field, has joined Rachel’s Network as an Advisor. Through Green 2.0, Whitney has published the most comprehensive report on diversity in the environmental movement and works with partners to increase their data transparency, accountability, and action.