Welcome to WEN, an educational and networking community of professional women who work in the environmental field in the greater
San Francisco Bay Area!

WEN attracts a broad spectrum of women working in the sustainability and environmental fields. We organize events and outings on a monthly basis, including
networking happy hours, career building workshops, book groups, hikes, and other social meet-ups with an emphasis on promoting sustainability. We also publish a monthly newsletter with spotlights on WEN members as well as green employers and organizations around the Bay Area. Thanks for dropping in - we hope to see you at a future event!

This Just In:

Check out our May Newsletter and latest WEN member spotlight, Shahira Esmail!

Sign up for our monthly newsletter to become a member of the Women's Environmental Network (WEN) community. You can also find us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Flickr.

Intern for the Women's Environmental Network!

Intern for a nonprofit that’s been around for over two decades working on bridging an important gap in women’s leadership in the sustainability sector. Gain experience working with a nonprofit board and network with women leaders in the environmental field. Apply now for the WEN Summer Internship.

Are You Registered to Vote?

Your voice matters - in both local and national elections. Exercising your right to vote is a key way to practicing greater civic engagement and to help advance the causes you feel strongly about - like sustainability!

To register to vote, check your voter registration status, or change your political party choice, please visit sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration. Your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than May 23rd, 2016 in order to vote in the Presidential Primary Election on June 7th, 2016.

No Party Preference (NPP) voters, upon request, can vote the presidential ballot of the following parties: American Independent Party, Democratic Party, and Libertarian party. The following parties have chosen not to allow NPP voters to request their party's presidential ballot participate in the presidential primary election: Republican Party, Green Party, and Peace & Freedom Party. To change your party preference, you can re-register online.

Most Recent Blog Posts

  • May 2016 - A Chat With Anna Gore of the SF Bike Coalition by Shari Pomerantz In honor of Bay Area Bike to Work Day (tomorrow!) and Bike Month, I interviewed Anna Gore, Membership Manager of the San Francisco Bike Coalition and a ...
    Posted May 11, 2016, 12:52 PM by Sarah Canniff
  • April 2016 - What I Learned from Zero Wasters by Josie Dominguez-ChandIn March 2016, I joined nonprofits, business representatives, and community leaders for (NCRA) Northern California Recycling Association’s 21st Annual Recycling Update at Freight and Salvage ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2016, 2:31 PM by WEN Network
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Upcoming Events:

May 2016 - Partner Event - Is a Zero Waste Lifestyle Possible?

Join Women in Cleantech and Sustainability on May 14th in San Francisco for a lively and thought-provoking discussion of the Zero Waste movement, “Is a Zero Waste Lifestyle Possible?”. Hear from industry experts, city government, and zero-waste lifestyle advocates in a deep dive into this important environmental issue. We will discuss why diverting material from landfill is such a critical issue and will explore some of the challenges that service providers, policy makers, and consumers face today.
  • Beth Terry, Founder of MyPlasticFreeLife.com, Founding Member of Plastic Pollution Coalition & Author of “Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too”
  • James Kao, CEO/President/Founder of Green Citizen
  • Jean Cacicedo, Textile artist, Teacher, Lecturer
  • Carter Chapin Hallock, CEO of Rethink Green
  • Janelle Fitzpatrick, Commercial Zero Waste Specialist, SF Environment
  • Christine Liu, Founder of Packageless
When: Saturday May 14th, 2016, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: San Francisco State University, Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, 6th Floor, Room 609
Cost: $35 (general) or $12.50 (student) + service fee (WEN members get a 25% discount with promo code WCSWENZW)

May 2016 - Partner Event - Three Under 39: Highlighting Our Industry's Best and Brightest

Women Energy Associates (WEA) always strives to feature accomplished women to speak on interesting and timely topics in our industry. For this event, WEA brings three impressive women who are making their marks in the energy world. Speakers include WEN Board Member Jordana Cammarata who manages FirstFuel's regulatory and market development activities across the Western U.S. and Canada, Dr. Jessica Granderson who is a Research Scientist and the Deputy of Research Programs for the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Alejandra Mejia who helped launch the California Technical Forum (Cal TF).

When: May 26th, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (6:00-7:15pm appetizers and networking, 7:15-9:00pm speakers and discussion)
Where: Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
Cost: $25 (professional) or $10 (full-time student) + service fee

WEN is on Twitter

WEN is pleased to announce we are now live on Twitter @WENBayArea! Keep up to date with WEN and partner events, news, and relevant news links. Click here to follow us!

Bay Area Green Events:

In an effort to centralize the best green events around networking, education and volunteering within the San Francisco Bay Area, WEN has partnered with Net Impact SF and SF Green Drinks to provide you with this calendar. Submit events to the calendar here.