Kate Weiner is a writer, editor, and publisher. In collaboration with Kailea Frederick, Amirio Freeman, and Erica Ekrem, she is the Creative Director of community publisher Loam. As Creative Director and Co-Editor of Loam, Kate has worked on more than 20 publications on issues such as disaster preparedness and climate justice.
Kate received a 2015 Brower Youth Award and a 2017 John Goddard Prize for Environmental Conservancy for her work with Loam. In 2018, she was named a Spiritual Ecology Fellow. Thanks to the mentorship of the fellowship, Kate wrote a series of creative nonfiction essays that explored coming of age on the cusp of climate collapse.
In 2021, Kate was the Activist-in-Residence at Boulder Public Library, where she collaborated with artist Chelsea Call of Curam on “Tonics for Transformation: An Ecosocial Response to Sustain & Support During Wildfire Season.”
Inspired by the Loam community, Kate worked to bring the Loam Library to life in 2022. The Loam Library is a mobile library and reading room that seeks to nourish eco literacy, inspire critical thinking skills, and connect readers to underrepresented voices.
Kate graduated from Wesleyan University in 2015 with a double major in Environmental Studies and Anthropology and has a certificate in Community Herbalism from Rootwork Herbals and in Climate Change and Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health. She facilitates workshops on regeneration and resilience across the country, and is passionate about community-powered publishing, herbal justice, and environmental art.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
- How do we come together in a changing world?
A Questions for a Resilient Future series curated by Kailea Frederick and Kate Weiner (coming in 2023).
Read the work that Kate Weiner publishes at Loam.