Great Old Broads for Wilderness Selected to Receive Climate Action Grant from Aspiration

DURANGO, CO—Great Old Broads for Wilderness (Broads) is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $10,000 grant to continue their nationwide woman-led grassroots advocacy and educational work highlighting the link between public lands and climate change.

Broads is among a group of 10 organizations selected (out of over 500 nominations) by a panel of climate activists to receive the grant from Aspiration, a sustainable banking alternative built to protect people and the planet.

“We are honored and humbled to receive a Climate Action Grant from Aspiration,” says Broads Executive Director Shelley Silbert. “The grant will help advance Broads’ ongoing efforts to fight fossil fuel production on public lands, while protecting and restoring forests, wetlands, grasslands, and other nature-based climate solutions.”

A certified B-Corporation and Member of 1% For The Planet, Aspiration has committed to donating 10% of the fees its customers choose under its Pay What is Fair model. Part of that giving commitment includes the Climate Action Grants, supporting grassroots organizations repairing and rebuilding broken ecosystems, reducing carbon in the atmosphere, and mobilizing for climate justice.

The grant will go towards a number of Broads’ initiatives, including its Climate Education, Stewardship, and Advocacy (CESA) program. This unique curriculum is designed to show the interconnectedness of America’s public lands and wilderness to climate, as well as how the public can become involved and engaged in the fight against climate change at the grassroots level.

“Broads will continue to rally with frontline communities and allies for policies that mitigate climate impacts, and never give up hope for a livable planet for future generations,” says Silbert.

About Great Old Broads for Wilderness:

Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. Since its creation in 1989, Broads has grown to more than 8,000 members and supporters in nearly 40 Broadbands (chapters) in 15 states across the country. For more information, go to https://www.greatoldbroads.org

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