Every Friday The Foundry Home Goods donates 5% of our total sales to a different community-nominated small-and-mighty cause. This Friday's Foundry Giving Friday recipient? The All We Can Save Project!
Building on a bestselling anthology (co-edited by the host of one of Lillian's fave podcasts: How to Save A Planet), The All We Can Save Project is a "feminist climate renaissance", dedicated to nurturing a welcoming, connected, and leaderful climate community, rooted in the work and wisdom of women, to grow a life-giving future. BAM!
They say it best:
The science is clear: to have any hope of a livable future, we must rapidly, radically reshape society this decade.¹ We know the problems. We have the solutions. And yet, far too many leaders, across sectors, continue to focus on short-term profit and prestige. Society at large remains stuck in lukewarm concern and insufficient action, and too many people who care are still standing on the sidelines. The status quo is not working.
To date, conventional climate leadership has centered the voices and ideas of White* men, an imbalance that falls short in both fairness and efficacy.² A preference for facts without feelings, “solutions” without justice, and competition rather than collaboration continues to hold us back from building the biggest, strongest team possible.
The good news: Many of today’s most compelling climate leaders, across generations, are women—especially Black, Indigenous, and other women of color. Despite burdens, systemic barriers, and burnout, women are already leading boldly and effectively and throwing open doors to welcome people into climate work. A powerful, transformational climate-feminist ecosystem is emerging.
But it's not emerging nearly fast enough—in part because of persistent inequity in climate funding and racism and patriarchy impeding good work. It’s time to wholeheartedly support those who are lighting the way to a just and livable future and to grow feminist climate leadership across all genders and in every corner.
* The All We Can Save Project capitalizes all races, following the lead of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and others
If you don't need anything from us, please consider donating directly to support the The All We Can Save Project here (scroll down).
If you DO find yourself in need of a letter to send to your senator telling them not to be a chicken when it comes to climate funding (or you could just call) or a calming mist to settle yourself down after you get all fired up about how dire this feels, know that your purchase goes to support good change happening on the community level.
Thanks to Lillian for the nomination!
If YOU have a worthy cause to nominate for our Foundry Giving Friday initiative, pop on over to our Nomination Page and drop us a line. We're all in this together.