In this TED Talk, writer and environmentalist Katharine Wilkinson argues that if we really want to address climate change, we need to make gender equity a reality.
The new program advocates for gender equity so that communities impacted by climate disruption can become healthier, stronger, and better prepared to adapt. We thank the Sierra Club for their financial support of Women at the Center.
Author Paul Hawken set out to find the 100 best climate change solutions. What he found surprised a lot of people–but not us.
Across the world, climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of natural disasters. The environmental, economic and social impacts of these environmental disasters are felt the worst by those living within impoverished and hazardous areas.
We’re not all at equal risk when it comes to these effects. It is well established by global experts in disaster management that the vulnerability of people during and after disasters actually varies based on class, ethnicity, gender, disability, and age.
“We need to put women at the center because when we invest in women, everyone wins.”
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, leveling entire villages and bringing destruction and devastation. Less than three weeks later, another 7.3-magnitude quake shook the country. The aftershocks brought landslides and new dangers, impeding survivors’ efforts to find loved ones, seek shelter, and rebuild. “A lot was lost in the dreadful event—more than 8,600 people… Read more »
Today, 150 world leaders will sign the Paris Climate Agreement in New York City. This will be the largest single signing of an international agreement in world history. Climate activist, eco hip hop artist, and Earth Guardian youth director Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh, aka Kid Warrior, will be attending the signing of the agreement and speaking in… Read more »
Women hold the key. In fact, women are one of the planet’s best resources when it comes to combating climate change and finding solutions. It’s no wonder Water 1st is laser-focused on this same intersection when it comes to clean water solutions.
In the elephant migration corridor near Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, a nurse named Happiness Chacha travels hut to hut to talk with villagers about family planning. Her work is a result of the Endangered Ecosystems Northern Tanzania, a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development that aims to make both people and wildlife more resilient… Read more »