Update: March 11, 2019

Women's Day 2019


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

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

"A balanced world is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world? Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality."

We are proud to be a business created and owned by a woman (thanks Machaelle!), and currently staffed by a majority of women. It's not a requirement, that just happens to be how it's turned out. And as we move forward as a business, we happily welcome balance and equality.

Grateful for the opportunity to serve here, we feel Perelandra is a shining example of what's possible.

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.


To Help You "Balance for Better"

Clearly, we're big on balance around here. Huge fans.

Essence of Perelandra or "EoP" gives the strong balance of the Perelandra garden directly to whatever you want to support and strengthen in your life. When you administer EoP to yourself, your projects or your environment, you provide an exceptional foundation of health and balance to that area.

Your donations make a difference.

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