Meet The Leaders of the 2022 U.S. Women’s Earth Alliance Grassroots Accelerator
Shenée L. Simon
Founding, designing, and creating programming for women and girls that prioritizes gender equity, safety, peace, and security.
Seeking global climate justice and community equity through renewable energy and access.
Promoting economic, environmental and political transformation in the coastal communities of Puerto Rico and eradicating neocolonial policies of the Global North.
Pushing back against facilities practice open burning of toxic chemicals to protect the health and wellbeing of surrounding communities.
Advising entrepreneurs, community groups, and governmental agencies on equitable clean energy technologies and policies.
Using art, research, and oral traditions to create healing spaces for the public that express creativity, passion, and environmentalist themes.
Envisioning environmental action through art and music and uplifting the voices and perspective of the QTBIPOC in the Bay Area.
Empowering advocates against the Mountain Valley Pipeline and building people power to protect communities and achieve climate justice.
Elevating Cultural Community Arts for Educational Reform as fundamental to youth development and our collective liberation
Bridging cultural and scientific knowledge on natural and working lands to increase its resilience, increase and maintain soil health, and support public policy.
Rocío Torres Moguel
Protecting the Mexican and US waters of the Colorado River by connecting people and communities with the natural resources that nourish and sustain them.
Casey Camp Horinek
Reinforcing the native right to safe water, air, and land through grassroots advocacy, traditional education, and through the mentorship of aspiring filmmakers, actors, and actresses in her community.
Darshan Elena Campos
Sharing Indigenous Black Caribbean histories and ecologies through community gardening and reforestation that promote healing & resilience on the front-lines of the climate crisis.
Supporting the intersection of youth education and elder wisdom in hopes of advancing ocean stewardship and indigenous culture preservation.
Breaking down barriers for BIPOC and low income communities by providing them with tools they need in the face of natural disaster.
Protecting water access and indigenous food sovereignty through seedkeeping and community mobilization.
Representing youth voices and creating community projects through art, climate education, and political action.
Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud
Using law, science-based advocacy, and education to protect wetlands, water quality, water infrastructure, and support equitable flood resiliency.
Fostering a community of ocean lovers working to protect and restore ocean health through advocacy and education.
Teaming up with schools, businesses, harbors, organizations, and individuals to restore and enhance the Santa Monica Bay watershed, reduce waste, and steward our waters.
Conducting outreach to urban BIPOC youth and their communities to share knowledge, create space, and generate solutions in the movement to combat climate change.
Creating music that reinforces human relationships to each other and to nature and that casts vision for equitable climate change solutions.
Irene R. Ruiz
Community organizing in Idaho to create and implement local campaigns on environmental justice issues that affect Latinx, immigrant, and farm working communities.
Morning Star Gali
Protecting sacred sites for indigenous communities and uplifting the voices of California’s indigenous peoples.
Designing programming that mentors the next generation of girls and women to steward the local oyster reefs and waterways throughout New York City.
Creating multi-sensory learning environments that build community, increase connection to the natural world, and expand critical thought.
Juliette Anne Jackson
Making legal advocacy and litigation services more accessible for indigenous communities impacted by climate change.