Osprey Orielle Lake is the founder and executive director of the Women’s Earth and Climate ActionNetwork (WECAN). She works internationally with grassroots, BIPOC and Indigenous leaders, policymakers, and diverse coalitions to build climate justice, resilient communities, and a just transition to a decentralized, democratized clean-energy future. She sits on the executive committee for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and on the steering committee for the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Osprey’s writing about climate justice, relationships with nature, women in leadership, and other topics has been featured in The Guardian, Earth Island Journal, The Ecologist, Ms. Magazine and other publications. She is the author of the award-winning book Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature, and her new book, The Story Is in Our Bones: How Worldviews and Climate Justice Can Remake a World in Crisis. Learn more at https://ospreyoriellelake.earth


Osprey shares:


When systems are crumbling, as they are now, we must decide what we want to create instead.

We’re in a process of composting systems of oppression and co-creating with the web of life the world that we want to live in.

Why it’s crucial to listen to women and Indigenous and black and brown communities if we want to lift all communities and support the web of life.

Why “we need community as we tend to the world.”

How to be aware of your ancestral connection to land.

How to engage in solution-building so you feel less overwhelmed.