March 8, 2020

Women's Day 2020

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Educating women and girls around the world will have a powerful impact for the better on our environment.

We know you have a lot of important things on your mind and your to-do lists right now. We hope you'll have a moment for this.

Sunday, March 8, is International Women's Day. All across the globe organizations, groups and individuals are focused on this year's theme, #EachforEqual:

"An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality."

We're proud to be a business created and owned by a woman (thanks Machaelle!). We're also proud and pleased at how our staff has grown into a more gender-balanced group. Grateful for the opportunity to serve here, we feel Perelandra is a shining, evolving example of what's possible when good people come together for a common goal.


Being a Nature Research Center, we'd like to call your attention to one particular issue. Climate change. Ranked #6 for its impact in the list of the most substantive, existing solutions to climate change is:

Educating Girls and Women

"Education lays a foundation for vibrant lives for girls and women, their families, and their communities. It also is one of the most powerful levers available for avoiding emissions by curbing population growth. Women with more years of education have fewer and healthier children, and actively manage their reproductive health. . . .

Education also shores up resilience and equips girls and women to face the impacts of climate change. They can be more effective stewards of food, soil, trees, and water, even as nature’s cycles change. They have greater capacity to cope with shocks from natural disasters and extreme weather events. . . .

Today, there are economic, cultural, and safety-related barriers that impede 62 million girls around the world from realizing their right to education. Key strategies to change that include: make school affordable; help girls overcome health barriers; reduce the time and distance to get to school; and make schools more girl-friendly."

Solutions #7 & #62 are also about supporting women. See drawdown.org's top 100 here.


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When you can, your donations make a difference.

Want to donate to organizations that give women and girls needed opportunities for education? Here are some we recommend: