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Harmon / Baran Studio Architecture

United States Save this picture!© Scott Hargis+ 13 Share 2014 ArchDaily CopyHouses•Berkeley, United States Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/536090/harmon-baran-studio-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/536090/harmon-baran-studio-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBaran Studio ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBerkeleyHousesUnited StatesPublished on August 12, 2014Cite: "Harmon /Continue reading
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Phlunte’ Riddle’s State Senate Campaign Receives John W. Mack’s Endorsement

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Make a comment Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government Phlunte’ Riddle’s State Senate Campaign Receives John W. Mack’s Endorsement Civil Rights Leader Lends His Support to Riddle Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 12:40 pm John W. Mack, longtime civil rights leader, has endorsed Phlunte’ Riddle for the State Senate, District 25, the Riddle campaign announced today.Phlunte’ Riddle has broken barriers as a police officer, educator, and small businesswoman,” said Mack. “I am proud to support her bid for the State Senate because we need more people with her background and experience shaping policy and advocating for fairness in employment, education, and public safety.”Mack is the past president of the Los Angeles Urban League* and former Los Angeles Police Commissioner. For more than 50 years, he has led efforts for equal opportunities in education, economic development, and law enforcement for African Americans and other minorities in Los Angeles and other states.“John Mack is a legend and I am humbled to have his support,” Riddle said. “He has led the fight for equal access to economic opportunities, stronger schools, and safer neighborhoods. This work is far from done and I’m going to focus on these critical issues in the State Senate.”Riddle resides in Pasadena with her husband of 36 years and is the mother of three adult sons. Riddle spent nearly 29 years rising through the ranks of the Pasadena Police Department, breaking barriers as the first woman to be permanently assigned as a gang/street narcotics officer and the first African American female sergeant and lieutenant. She retired as a lieutenant, where she was the Public Information Officer & Adjutant to the Chief of Police.Riddle is an adjunct professor at Golden West College and owns a consulting company, where she trains executives and helps solve communications challenges in organizations.The 25th State Senate District encompasses the communities of Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, Bradbury, Claremont, Duarte, Glendora, La Cañada-Flintridge, La Verne, Monrovia, San Dimas, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Upland, Altadena, La Crescenta, Montrose, Atwater Village, and Sunland-Tujunga.last_img read more

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[Section 138 NI Act] Chairman/Director Of The Company Cannot Be Prosecuted Without Impleading The Company As Accused: MP HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Section 138 NI Act] Chairman/Director Of The Company Cannot Be Prosecuted Without Impleading The Company As Accused: MP HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Jun 2020 12:39 AMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that a Chairman of the company can not be prosecuted under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act unless the company is impleaded as an accused. A complaint was filed against the chairman of the company namely ‘Well Built Industry India Ltd.” after the cheque he had given under the capacity of chairman of the company got bounced. But…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that a Chairman of the company can not be prosecuted under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act unless the company is impleaded as an accused. A complaint was filed against the chairman of the company namely ‘Well Built Industry India Ltd.” after the cheque he had given under the capacity of chairman of the company got bounced. But the complainant had not impleaded the company as a party in the complaint case. Contending that the complainant also failed to specify his role of on behalf of the company, the accused approached the High Court by filing a petition under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure seeking to quash the proceedings against him. Referring to the provision, Justice Rajendra Kumar Srivastava observed that the Section 141 of the Negotiable Instruments Act deals with the offences committed by the companies and say that if an offence is committed by a company under Section 138 of the Act, every person, at the time, the offence was committed, was in-charge and responsible to the company in the conduct of the business of the company, is liable along with the company to be proceeded against and punished accordingly. Further, it is provided that no person shall liable to be punished if he proved that an offence was not committed under his knowledge or he has exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence, the Court noted. The court also referred to the decisions in S.M.S. Pharmaceuticals Lts. Vs. Neeta Bhalla and Another, reported in (2005) 8 SCC 89, K.K. Ahuja Vs. V.K.Vora reported in 2009 (10) SCC 48 National Small Industries Corpn. Ltd. Vs Harmeed Singh Paintal reported in (2010) 3 SCC 330 and allowed the petition filed by the accused. The court said: In the present case, although, the respondent stated that the petitioner borrowed money from him on account of personal need of his business but looking to the fact that the respondent has accepted his business relation with the petitioner and the disputed cheque was given by the petitioner on behalf of the Company. A demand notice was served only on the petitioner/accused, there was no demand notice against company, therefore, without arraying the company as an accused in complaint case, the petitioner can not be prosecuted for the offence of Section 138 N.I. Act.  Case no.: M.Cr.C No.735/2020 Case name: Bhupendra Suryawanshi VS.Sai TradersCoram: Justice Rajendra Kumar Srivastava Counsel: Advocates Ankit Saxena and Sonali ParocheClick here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Goodbye LA: Hospitality mogul Sam Nazarian buys Miami area mansion

first_imgEmail Address* Sam Nazarian with 8815 Arvida Drive (Getty, REWS Miami – David Hernandez)SBE founder Sam Nazarian closed on a waterfront mansion in Coral Gables for $14 million, with plans to relocate from Los Angeles, The Real Deal has learned.Nazarian, who recently sold his remaining 50-percent stake in SBE Entertainment’s hotel brands, acquired the six-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bathroom estate at 8815 Arvida Drive in Coral Gables, according to sources. Nazarian declined to comment.The 9,694-square-foot Palladian-style home, with a home theater, master suite, covered terraces and cabana, sits on a 1.2-acre lot in the gated Gables Estates community. The property features a four-car garage, summer kitchen and pool, according to the listing.Audrey RossCompass broker Audrey Ross represented the seller. Brett Harris of Douglas Elliman and Jorge Uribe of One Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer. Ross and Uribe declined to comment.Harris said Nazarian had looked at properties for years, from Palm Beach to Coral Gables, and that he plans to relocate from L.A.“Ultimately, the privacy and security of Gables Estates resonated with the family, in addition to being in close proximity to the best schools in Miami,” Harris said.Jorge UribeProperty records show the seller is Steven C. Marks, who has the same name as a prominent personal injury attorney. Marks paid $4.5 million for the property in 2014, and the mansion was completed in 2017. It hit the market three years ago for $15.9 million.Nazarian sold his remaining stake in his company’s hotel brands to the French hospitality company Accor, telling TRD that he was increasing his ownership of SBE’s restaurant and virtual kitchens. The deal valued all the lines of the business at $850 million. In South Florida, that gave Accor full ownership of the Delano South Beach. It then sold the Delano real estate to Greenwich, Connecticut-based Eldridge, for an undisclosed amount.Brett HarrisSince Pharrell paid $30 million for his Gables Estates home in March, a number of closings have followed. Most recently, longtime cruise line executive Howard Frank sold his Gables Estates mansion at 500 Arvida Parkway for $20 million. The head of Columbus Capital Lending also sold his waterfront home at 150 Arvida Parkway for $33 million.Contact Katherine Kallergis Tagscoral gablesgables estatessam nazariansbe Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message*last_img read more

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Sri Lanka: Sultan Iskandar Muda 367 Arrives at Port of Colombo

first_img View post tag: 367 The Naval Ship KRI “ Sultan Iskandar Muda 367” of Republic of Indonesia arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (1st March 2011). On her arrival, she was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy. Sri Lanka: Sultan Iskandar Muda 367 Arrives at Port of Colombo Share this article KRI “Sultan Iskandar Muda 367” will stay in Sri Lanka during 1st to 3rd March and 17th to 19th March 2011. The crew of the ship is scheduled to participate in a series of programmes organized by the Sri Lanka Navy to enhance the relations between the two Navies during her stay.[mappress]Source: navy, March 1, 2011 View post tag: Arrives Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka: Sultan Iskandar Muda 367 Arrives at Port of Colombo View post tag: port View post tag: Naval View post tag: Sultancenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Colombo View post tag: Navy March 1, 2011 KRI “Sultan Iskandar Muda 367”, a Sigma Class vessel belonging to the Republic of Indonesian Navy, is 90.71 meters in length and her displacement is 2103 tons. The ship complement consists of 28 officers and 70 sailors. View post tag: Muda View post tag: Sri Lanka View post tag: Iskandarlast_img read more

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“Tech Village” Project Gets Underway at Cape May County Airport

first_imgCape May County Freeholders Gerald M. Thornton and Will Morey, center, are joined by other dignitaries during a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new project. (Courtesy of Cape May County) Cape May County officials and their economic development partners celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday of Tech Village at Cape May County Airport. The $6.2 million, 20,000-square-foot complex is the first of three proposed buildings that will serve as an innovation hub for tech businesses that will advance the goal of growing year-round jobs to residents within the county. The first building already has two tenants and is half-rented. “This is the start of a reimagining of Cape May County’s economic future,” Cape May County Freeholder Will Morey said. “We need to find new ways to diversify and create jobs that attract top talent, which will enable our young folks to find great opportunities within the county. D-Tech International USA and Cellular Tracking Technologies are the two companies committed to the first building. D-Tech was originally based only in the United Kingdom. The company had a distributor in Wildwood and chose the area for its US headquarters. The company opted to move to Tech Village to accommodate its growth and now partners with a local metalworking business. D-Tech develops self-service products that streamline processes inside libraries and brings library services to patrons online, through an app developed exclusively for libraries.  Cellular Tracking Technologies relocated its business from western Pennsylvania because of space concerns at their current location and signed a long-term lease for space at Tech Village. The company designs, develops and manufactures sensor and telemetry devices in the wildlife and Internet of Things space. Officials say they expect to create nearly 50 new jobs within the next three years. Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton thanked the many partners involved in the project, especially the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for demonstrating its confidence in Cape May County. The EDA awarded the county a $3 million grant to help build Tech Village. “The county and our partners have gained traction and we’ve been successful in catalyzing investment and activity at the airport,” Thornton said. “I am very happy to see the development taking place at the airport, and we believe this is the beginning of great things to come.”last_img read more

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Trick and Treats

first_imgWhen 31 October rolls around, do you have a selection of festively themed treats in your window or are you happy to serve your usual offerings? If the potential profits are anything to go by, bakers opting for the latter approach are missing a trick as well as a treat. For independent outlets, this is one area where you may be able to out-bake the supermarkets.One baker doing exactly that is Angie Townsend of the Tiny Cake Company. She’s come up with her own fast-selling Halloween innovations, including ’cake pops’ which she themes with various spooky decorations.”The cake pops are little cake fondants on sticks like the winter equivalent of lollipops,” she explains. “They’re easy to make. You just use a regular cake sponge with any buttercream you like, refrigerate, use some melted chocolate to attach them to a stick, chill again, and coat them in chocolate or fondant. I then cut out shapes like pumpkins, witches and ghosts to decorate. They’re really popular. Kids can’t resist them.”The key to Angie’s success is the small but perfectly formed motif. She’s created a small fast-turnover item for Halloween that larger outlets would find hard to package for bulk sale, so the individual little cake pops fly out of the door.Creative licenceBut while the cake pops are a perfect example of an innovative Halloween, some bakers are going further still with their creative licence. One such baker is independent Phil Joy of Phil’s Handmade Bread, who plans to make a selection of ghoulish cupcakes this year using a mix of savoury and sweet ingredients. “I’m making sweet cupcakes with courgette, and some bright red ones, which I might dye using beetroot,” says Joy. “It’s unusual, and the kind of thing that puts a smile on people’s faces something you wouldn’t expect.”Manufacturers of premixes and other time-saving buy-ins are well aware of the Halloween potential. This year Dawn Foods has put together a special combination of moist orange cake with orange icing and fondant, especially for Halloween sales. So bakers can use the vibrant colours of the season and make cakes that are Halloween-themed from the icing to the cake underneath.British bakers can often find inspiration from the outlandish creations of our American cousins. Last year, for example, Universal Studios’ café went to town with an entire spread of creations in honour of Harry Potter, such as cauldron cakes. Using popular movies and fiction as a theme can really help to lift a Halloween display.This year, several suppliers have put together recipes and ideas specifically for Halloween, allowing you to make tried-and-tested seasonal treats at minimal cost. CSM, for example, has designed a range of ’spookily simple’ cupcakes for bakers, with attention to profit-oriented detail such as minimal wastage and good shelf-life. The recipes use suitably seasonal sticky ginger cake mix.Or how about pumpkin-shaped bread? Ireks has launched a Pumpkin Bread Mix, rich in colour and flavour, which it is encouraging bakers to mould into pumpkins, produced on a 50/50 mix to flour ratio. “Moulded round and cut in the style of the pumpkin, this gives an added feature to bakers’ shops for the festival,” says Ireks’ Maurice Van Tongeren. Meanwhile, with cheap pumpkins coming into season, Jus-Rol is offering a recipe for a pumpkin tart.So whichever way you choose to celebrate Halloween, take advantage of the wide range of options to create some fast-selling treats for spookily good profits.last_img read more

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Statement to parliament: Heathrow expansion: judgements from the High Court in the judicial review

first_imgThe government welcomes today’s (1 May 2019) judgements from the High Court in the judicial review of the Airports National Policy Statement. Of 26 grounds, all were dismissed with 21 of the 26 not even held to be arguable. The positive outcome confirms my belief that government undertook a robust process in coming to its decision to support a new north-west runway at Heathrow Airport by 2030. This was one of the largest public law challenges of all time and I am pleased that the hard work of the independent Airports Commission and the department has been shown in good light. In designating the Airports National Policy Statement, this government demonstrated its willingness to take difficult decisions, resolving an issue with which successive administrations had grappled for decades.Heathrow expansion is more important than ever as we plan to exit the EU. Connectivity to our only aviation hub airport is vital to productivity, and expansion is critical if global Britain is to attract inward investment and increase trade with new and fast growing overseas markets. It would better connect the UK to the rest of world with an extra 16 million long-haul seats available by 2040. Heathrow expansion is a decision that benefits communities up and down the country – as well as the tens of thousands of local jobs it would create, expansion is expected to increase the number of domestic routes from our hub airport to 14; we have already seen the arrival of direct flights to Newquay, allowing easy access to the UK’s only hub airport from the south-west. In addition to new international and domestic routes, we would expect there to be increased competition on existing routes, giving greater choice to passengers. Heathrow Airport Limited has also made good progress on its logistics hub proposals – these aim to leave a lasting skills legacy across the UK. Today’s decisions by the court are another step towards realising these benefits.This government recognises that airport expansion cannot be at any cost. Expansion at Heathrow would only take place in compliance with air quality legal limits. For those communities impacted by the scheme, a world class package of mitigations would be provided and, despite the third runway, a future Heathrow would be quieter than it was in 2013 as new, quieter, planes come online and robust noise mitigations are rolled out. To get people to and from the expanded airport, Heathrow must ensure more people travel by public transport – supported by theexpected development of western and southern rail links.I want to address climate change where the UK continues to lead internationally. While international aviation emissions currently represent less than 2% of total global emissions, we recognise the challenge that decarbonisation of aviation represents. International aviation emissions are currently excluded from UK carbon budgets – this is consistent with the Paris Agreement, which looks to the International Civil Aviation Organisation to provide leadership. The UK supports this approach and is continuing to lead negotiations on this issue. In coming to our decision to support expansion at Heathrow, the Airports Commission and the department concluded that expansion is possible within the UK’s current climate change obligations and the Committee on Climate Change’s recommended limit for aviation emissions. We are clear that expansion would only take place if it would not materially impact the ability of government to meet its carbon reduction targets now and in the future.The government is currently consulting on its aviation strategy green paper, which creates a plan for sustainable growth that benefits the whole of the UK to 2050 and beyond. In developing the strategy, we will carefully consider the Committee on Climate Change’s forthcoming advice on the implications of the Paris Agreement for the UK’s long-term emissions reduction targets.Next stepsScarce taxpayers’ resources – on all sides – would be better spent elsewhere. If the court grants permission for any appeals, we will seek to have them dealt with as quickly as possible. However, I urge all parties, particularly local authorities and community groups affected by the proposals, to move forward and engage closely with the planning process. As part of this, Heathrow Airport Limited has said it will undertake a consultation on its scheme masterplan in June. This will provide an opportunity for interested parties to give their views on the emerging scheme design. Heathrow would then apply for development consent which would be considered by the PlanningInspectorate, before a recommendation is made to government.Outside of the planning process, the Civil Aviation Authority will continue to work with industry and Heathrow to ensure expansion can be delivered in a timely, financeable and affordable manner that is in the best interests of the consumer.This government has taken the right decision, endorsed by a large majority of MPs, which had been ducked by other governments for decades. The expansion of Heathrow is vital to our international connectivity and shows confidence in the future prosperity of global Britain. The court’s decision confirms that the right process was followed throughout. We could not be more pleased with the outcome which will benefit people and businesses the length and breadth of the UK for decades to come.last_img read more

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Saint Mary’s hosts screening of ‘The Laramie Project’

first_imgOn Wednesday night, students gathered in Vander Vennet Theatre for a screening of “The Laramie Project.” The film is adapted from a play based on interviews of townspeople after Matthew Shepard, a 22-year-old gay man, was kidnapped, beaten and murdered in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998.This years’ Saint Mary’s Margaret Hill Visiting Artist is Barbara Pitts McAdams, who performs in the film and helped create the it and an award-winning play.“We blundered into Laramie because we were all affected by what happened there,” Pitts McAdams said. “We weren’t qualified to do what we were doing.”The film is about Shepard, who was openly gay in Laramie, a secluded town of skeptics. Before Shepard was killed, he attended the University of Wyoming. One of Shepard’s best friends in the movie said Shepard was interested in politics and had a passion for human rights.The town was shocked to learn that Shepard was killed by two young men from Laramie — they expected the perpetrators to be from elsewhere.  The men bound Shepard to a fence and beat him with a pistol. When an officer found him unconscious, she said the only place on his head that wasn’t covered in blood was where he had been crying. He died several days later.Pitts McAdams said all the actors for the play were “dramaturgs,” which are actors who provide extra research or structural support.“They keep their eye on whether or not we’re veering from the story,” she said. “I was one of them.”“We interviewed 200 people for the Laramie project, but we ultimately had about 60 characters,” she added. “We each may have been a dramaturg for our character or someone else’s character.”Pitts McAdams played the landlady of the trailer park where one of the perpetrators lived. She was given information from the woman’s interview such as her occupation and her connection to the perpetrator. Pitts McAdams said playing this character made her confront her own assumptions.“The first time I was handed her interview, I made this assumption in my mind,” she said. “To be crass, I assumed trailer trash. When I listened to her whole interview, she has a double major from the University of Wyoming and she owns the trailer park. I heard trailer park and I made all these blue-collar assumptions about her.”When she met the character she was playing, Pitts McAdams realized there was more to the woman’s life.“I really put her in a box. It made me realize how even those of us who consider ourselves not prejudiced that we still have to check ourselves and our assumptions about people,” she said.Pitts McAdams is currently writing and directing a play that will be put on at Saint Mary’s, titled “If You Knew Me.” She has been interviewing students at Saint Mary’s about their experiences of diversity. Pitts McAdams said she has learned so much since doing “The Laramie Project.”“What didn’t occur to us was that if we put people’s real names in the play, thousands of people will contact them,” she said. “We would probably do it differently now to protect our interview subjects from intrusion, but we just didn’t even know any better.”Unlike “The Laramie Project,” the stories gathered for “If You Knew Me” will be anonymous.Assistant director of the play, senior Makena Henell, had never seen “The Laramie Project” before Wednesday night.“I thought it was really powerful and heartbreaking to see every side of the argument,” Henell said. “You thought people would be sympathetic, but they weren’t.”Henell said the purpose of the Saint Mary’s play will be to bring awareness to diversity and inclusion.“What the show really is is holding a mirror up to Saint Mary’s,” she said. “How is Saint Mary’s inclusive, how is it not inclusive? We’re trying to include diversity in every aspect — race, sexuality, mental illness — by listening to people’s stories and their perspectives.”Pitts McAdams’ process is different than what Henell has worked with in the past.“The big thing we’ve learned working with Barb is that it’s a lot harder working on an original project,” she said. “You’re really building on the experiences of other people. I had a friend tell me you have to remember people aren’t numbers — these people have friends and families and dreams and desires.”Pitts McAdams said she is inspired by working on Saint Mary’s campus.“Wherever we are in the conversation about diversity or inclusivity, I can totally see why anyone would want to go to college here,” she said. “It really is beautiful to experience.”Tags: Barbara Pitts McAdams, Laramie Project, Vander Vennet Theatrelast_img read more

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Women’s Earth Alliance

first_imgThe Women’s Earth Alliance helps women around the world secure their rights and safety and remove barriers to full participation in society by supporting them in addressing the environmental issues impacting their lives. Pictured: A female farmer in India. Photo credit: iStockPhoto/ThinkstockEarthTalk®E – The Environmental MagazineDear EarthTalk: I heard about a group called the Women’s Earth Alliance that works on environmental projects in many parts of the world. What kinds of projects?  — Judy Stack, Barre, VTThe Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) supports community groups around the world that work at the intersection of women’s rights and the environment. A project of the Berkeley, California-based David Brower Center, WEA partners with local women-led community groups engaged in finding solutions to vexing environmental problems. WEA helps women secure their rights and safety and remove barriers to full participation in society by supporting them in addressing the environmental issues impacting their lives. By bringing women’s leadership to these critical environmental issues, WEA helps bring vital voices, perspectives and participation to addressing the greatest and most basic challenges of our time.The idea for WEA emerged from a 2006 meeting in Mexico City where 30 women leaders from 26 countries gathered to address how women can do more to address today’s environmental challenges. WEA offers training and resources around issues of water, land, food and climate change, operating on the guiding principle that “when women thrive, communities, the environment and future generations thrive.”Of utmost importance to WEA is securing women’s access to basic resources (food, land and water) so they can enjoy economic, social and political security. Since women in many societies are responsible for the management of food and water, the group reports, they can “experience both the unequal burden of work to secure and prepare the family’s food and water as well as the vulnerability which results from traditional gender roles at home and gender discrimination in society.” Women also tend to be particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, says WEA: “Women in underserved communities find themselves on the front lines of climate impacts, often witnessing their water sources and traditional land bases shift or disappear because of a dangerous mix of changing temperatures and structural inequalities.”Currently WEA focuses on three geographic areas: India, North America and Africa. Its India Program supports small and emerging women’s groups that are promoting food sovereignty, traditional knowledge and advocating for the rights of women farmers. The group’s trainings, advocacy and movement building have enabled thousands of poor Indian women to become environmental leaders in their communities.In North America, WEA links pro bono legal, policy and business advocates across the continent with Indigenous women leading environmental campaigns. “Through rapid response advocacy, long-term policy working groups, trainings and delegations, WEA’s innovative advocacy partnerships protect sacred sites, promote energy justice, and ensure environmental health on Indigenous lands,” the group reports.And in Africa, WEA partnered with Crabgrass, a California-based human rights group, to create the Global Women’s Water Initiative (GWWI) that provides training to help people implement water related strategies to improve their communities’ health, self reliance and resilience to climate change. With GWWI, WEA and Crabgrass are building a cadre of advanced female trainers skilled in applying holistic solutions with appropriate technology to environmental problems regarding water, sanitation and hygiene.CONTACTS: WEA, www.womensearthalliance.org; Crabgrass, www.crabgrassusa.org.EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: [email protected] Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.last_img read more