Category Women and the Environment

A woman who is improving the environment

Wangari Maathai is a name that may be unfamiliar to most people, but her work can be seen all around the world. Maathai was a professor, human rights and environmental activist. Her lifelong work to help the planet continues on through her organization called, The Green Belt Movement. The organization specifically assists women with empowering […]

How women impact the environment

Although many women in poorer areas are used as low-cost labor in the ‘market economy,’ women in other places are trying to help the environment and make an impact on how women are viewed. The article, “Harnessing women’s spending power to help the environment” by Sharon McLoone, tells the story of a woman named Diane MacEachern, […]