How Women Make an Eco-Friendly Impact
Women have always played an important role in promoting sustainability primarily because of their concern for quality of life–not only for their family in the present, but for future generations.
When women take on leadership roles in promoting environmental initiatives and programs, real and impactful change happens. As the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women noted, “Women can have a particularly powerful role in influencing sustainable consumption decisions. In addition, women’s contributions to environmental management, including through grass-roots and youth campaigns to protect the environment, have often taken place at the local level, where decentralized action on environmental issues is most needed and decisive.”
On this last day of Women’s History Month, we want to encourage more women to become leaders of the eco-movement in their communities and throughout the world. Are you with us? Here are some sites that will you give you more information and ideas for how you can make a big eco-friendly impact:
Women’s Voices for the Earth amplifies women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities. They envision a world where women lead to create a healthy environment without toxic chemicals in our workplaces, homes, and communities.
Moms Clean Air Force, a special project of Environmental Defense Fund, is a national movement of more than 600,000 moms — and dads too! — who are protecting our children’s right to clean air. Moms Clean Air Force believes in “Naptime Activism” and makes it easy for parents to make their voices heard while their children nap.
To contribute toward its vision for the world, WEDO’s mission is to ensure that women’s rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles-as well as the linkages between them-are at the heart of global and national policies, programs and practices.
MomsRising takes the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families and educates the public as well as mobilizes massive grassroots initiatives–bringing the voices and real world experiences of women and mothers straight to our local, state, and nation’s leaders.
Talk to us: How has a woman influenced you to along your path of green living?