We all know the phrases “Mother Earth” and “Mother Nature.” The words speak volumes about the way we see our planet and the role of women in our society. Women have traditionally played the roles of defender, protector, the nurturing parent, the creator and sustainer of life.  Today, climate protection and feminism are deeply intertwined and feminists everywhere have heard the call to action, a call growing louder and more ominous day.

In the St. Croix Valley, the only thing protecting our precious waterways, our forests and savannas, our native fauna, even the air we breathe, against corporate interests that would exploit our natural world, are hard-fought battles that resulted in environmental laws.  Women and men are rising up in vast numbers to do what needs to be done to stop climate change. Will we stop it in time to avert catastrophic damage?

“While there are many prominent men flying the flag for climate change and sustainability – Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio quickly spring to mind here – there are plenty of prominent women leading the way too. Below, famous female leaders from a variety of professions and backgrounds, share their thoughts on climate change, sustainability and what it takes to protect our environment.” We are inspired to act. Read more…