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Tribal Attorney Tara Houska Wins Inaugural Rachel’s Network Catalyst Award

Tribal Attorney Tara Houska Wins Inaugural Rachel’s Network Catalyst Award

Rachel’s Network announced that it has awarded tribal attorney Tara Houska with its inaugural Catalyst Award. Tara (Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe) is former campaigns director of Honor the Earth, former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders, and founder of Giniw collective, a grassroots, frontlines effort led by indigenous women to protect Anishinaabe territory from the destruction of Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands project.

Rachel’s Network Reserve Fund Goes Fossil Free  

Rachel’s Network Reserve Fund Goes Fossil Free  

Acknowledging the urgency of addressing climate change, the Rachel’s Network Finance Committee approved a plan to move the organization’s reserve fund to a 100% fossil free portfolio focused on environmental solutions. 

Investing in the Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change

Investing in the Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change

You might not read about these startups on mainstream tech websites, and none of them are based in Silicon Valley. But they’re all advancing the fields of clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and other carbon reduction goals, Paris accord or not.

Investing in Safer Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals

Investing in Safer Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals

We aren’t effective health and environment donors if we aren’t also supporting the innovation and commercialization of truly safer alternatives to toxic chemicals. To address this situation, Rachel’s Network Member Alison Carlson and her Forsythia Foundation studied how to invest in scaling green chemistry solutions—also known as “benign by design” solutions or safer alternatives. Thus, Safer Made was born.

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