World Pulse and Melinda Kramer on AlterNet
This post is a warm thank you to fellow PulseWire member Melinda Kramer, who sat down with me in February to share her thoughts for World Pulse's latest e-magazine, "A Ripple Effect: Water Solutions Span the Globe". Visit Melinda's profile - she's the founding director of the Women's Earth Alliance here in Berkeley, CA, where she helps environmental advocates working around the world to solve problems like water access and sanitation in their communities, by providing connections, resources and training.
I really enjoyed talking with Melinda and hearing about her work in person; if you like, you can listen in on our conversation by playing the podcast. But today, I'm especially excited because I discovered that AlterNet, a popular online news site, has republished the transcript of our entire interview! That means even more readers beyond our World Pulse community are learning about how women are rising up to tackle the water crisis.
Here's a couple of highlights from Melinda:
"Where I get excited is where there are community-based initiatives that empower in particular women with the technologies and the tools to transfer safe water projects into their community that are also income-generating, so that women as water keepers -- playing the role that they have always played -- have an opportunity to provide that source to their community while also creating a livelihood for themselves, so that they're bringing abundance into their community while also bringing abundance into their own home.
We create a situation where everyone has something to give and something to learn. They weave together their skills, their knowledge, their wisdom, into something very powerful."
If you didn't get a chance to read World Pulse's full World Water Day edition, you can check it out here.