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Who We Are

  Core Team
Riane Eisler

Osprey Orielle Lake
Osprey is the Founder and President of The Women's Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC) and works nationally and internationally to promote resilient communities and foster a post-carbon energy future, while also addressing societal transformation. She is the Founder and Co-Director of the Women's Earth & Climate Action Network and is Co-Chair of International Advocacy with the Global Alliance for the Rights Of Nature. Osprey is an advisor to the International Eco-Cities Framework and Standards Initiative and has developed the Resilient Community Training Program in California, teaching women skills in water conservation, energy efficiency in the home, and rights of nature advocacy to protect their communities. She has served on the board of the Praxis Peace Institute and on the Steering Committee for The UN Women’s Major Group for the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Awards include the National Women’s History Project Honoree, Taking The Lead To Save Our Planet, and the Woman Of The Year Outstanding Achievement Award from the California Federation Of Business And Professional Women. Her work has received recognition on CNN Headline News; the Campagna Rassegna Dell’acqua (Review Of The Water) Festival In Salerno, Italy; and the 10th International Film, Video & New Media Festival at the Detroit Museum Of New Art. She is the author of the award-winning book, Uprisings For The Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature.

   
   
Riane Eisler

Rosemary Olive
Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie is a Cameroonian Geologist and Gender Ambassador with the Gender and Water Alliance (GWA) of the Netherlands. She is the Founder/CEO and President of the Society for Women Empowerment Education and Training (SWEET) Africa Foundation and the Executive Director of Cameroon Vision Trust. For over 20 years she has been actively working in the field of sustainable development and environmental management at grassroots levels in Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Liberia and beyond.

WECC is working in partnership with Rosemary in her Directorship of the Women’s Environmental Climate Action Network (WECAN) in West Africa and in establishing the First Ladies Action on Climate Change (FLACC), Africa.

   
   
  Wyolah Garden
Wyolah has been the Program Coordinator for WECC since its inception. She was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the East Coast Director of the International Rescue Committee and spent her childhood attending events in the city's many international embassies, gaining a lifelong respect for cultural diversity. She was a leader in the Steelworkers Union in the 1970’s in Los Angeles and negotiated with management for improvements to the status and working conditions of the increasing number of women being hired by steel companies under new federal laws. Wyolah was a policy and procedure management consultant for a decade, has directed a nonprofit art service organization since 1986 and has been a General Partner in the accounting firm of Kreger and Garden since 1994. Wyolah is fiercely dedicated to the preservation of the earth.
   
   
  Board of Directors

Shannon Biggs Alana Conner
Alana Conner has been a self-employed architectural designer for over a decade. During that time, she learned the struggles and barriers to green building and environmental conscious design. She realized that a different holistic re-education to how we relate to our home and work environments is a necessary component to changing our unsustainable tendencies. Alana works to reconnect neighbors and communities to their shared spaces and healthy environments.
   
   
  Wyolah Garden
Wyolah has been the Program Coordinator for WECC since its inception. She was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the East Coast Director of the International Rescue Committee and spent her childhood attending events in the city's many international embassies, gaining a lifelong respect for cultural diversity. She was a leader in the Steelworkers Union in the 1970’s in Los Angeles and negotiated with management for improvements to the status and working conditions of the increasing number of women being hired by steel companies under new federal laws. Wyolah was a policy and procedure management consultant for a decade, has directed a nonprofit art service organization since 1986 and has been a General Partner in the accounting firm of Kreger and Garden since 1994. Wyolah is fiercely dedicated to the preservation of the earth.
   
  Osprey Orielle Lake serves on the WECC Board.
 

Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
WECAN

 
 
 
 

Rights of Nature

WECC serves as an
International Advocate
for rights of nature

Global Alliance for
the Rights of Nature

WECC was a
contributing author
to the Rio+20
Global Exchange Report
on Right of Nature

Cormac Cullinan and
Osprey Orielle Lake
interviewed by UN Radio
about Rights of Nature

Rights of Nature and
the International
Women's Earth and
Climate Initiative

 
 

Interview on
Go Green Radio
with WECC Founder
and President,
Osprey Orielle Lake
discussing WECC and her award winning book,
Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture
with Nature

 
 
 

"Women are living on the frontlines of climate
change, and are ready
to be active partners in dealing with climate
change. If the international community is serious about addressing climate change,
it must recognize women
as a fundamental part
of the climate solution."
 -Wangari Maathai

 
 
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