March 2021 Grant Recipient: ClimateRaise
We are excited to announce our March grant recipient, ClimateRaise! This group of women entrepreneurs and investors finds and promotes great women-led clim
ate startups. Inspiration for ClimateRaise came when investors told them that they “couldn’t find any women entrepreneurs” and the ClimateRaise co-founders immediately came back with an initial list of 80 women. That idea turned into the ClimateRaise newsletter where they provide an ongoing list of vetted women-led companies open to investment opportunities. Now they work to curate their list of women entrepreneurs, promote them, and also to provide introductions that can bring these startups to life.
One of our 1000 Gretas members had this to say about ClimateRaise, “We love this! It’s an important mission. Keep at it, we believe in the importance of having diversity equity & inclusion involved at the highest levels in the climate change movement so that we have a variety of voices and visions. Otherwise we are doomed to make the same mistakes as the past. Change has to happen holistically in all aspects of life.”
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Other climate content to check out... ✉️ Open invite alert! Sign up for a zoom session on Apr 15, 2021 to play The Climate Action Simulation, a highly interactive, role-playing game that uses the En-ROADS model, built by Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan's Sustainability Initiative, to explore climate solutions.
🍔 Would you try a burger made of kelp? Brooklyn based, women-led, AKUA is making kelp jerky in addition to this vegan kelp burger that uses regenerative aquaculture. They were named one of Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas for Food in 2020. We learned about AKUA from ClimateRaise! You can learn more and order some kelp jerky here. 📚 What if the government took serious, federal action to combat climate change? Imagine if we could bypass the red tape, and if the US government became the largest purchaser of clean energy. If we’ve piqued your interest, check out this Wired article, Climate Change Needs an Operation Warp Speed.
Member Announcements Sending out a big thank you & welcome to our newest 1000 Gretas members. Excited to have your support! Voting News! We'll be sending more info about our April voting in the coming weeks. We are working on a special opportunity to join virtual innovator pitches. Looking for more ways to get involved with sustainable projects? We have a special invite to share with our community from our partners at the Impact MBA program at Colorado State University. Here are the details:
The Impact MBA at Colorado State University enrolls an international cohort of students who are passionate about using their business skills to address global challenges. Students either pursue social entrepreneurship or corporate sustainability and all students enroll in core business classes designed to prepare them with the scientific foundation and business acumen to influence change. We are always looking for mentors for our entrepreneurial students. We are also on the lookout for host organizations with sustainability initiatives that could use the assistance of an MBA student for our summer corporate sustainability fellowships. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to Shelby Sack, Program Manager: Shelby.email@example.com.
Not yet a 1000 Gretas member? If you want to join us in our mission to support climate change solutions check out our membership page to learn more. We'd love to have you. If you have joined us, please help us spread the word to your family, friends, or anyone you know who is interested in taking action.