When my friend Scott sent me the link below about women who changed the environmental movement forever, I had to pause for a moment – just a moment.  Like who?  Yes, most of us have heard of Jane Goodall – at least I hope so. And even though we might not recognize the name, many people know that Julia Butterly Hill lived in a 1500 year old redwood tree in California for over 700 days and kept it and three acres of redwood trees from being cut down.  I, for one, have also heard of Rachel Carson who warned us about DDT in the 1960s! But who else?

I admit I was eager to read more to find out about  10 women who have made eco friendly a practice, not just an dream, who have made a difference for the planet & whose impact continues.   I hope you will take the time to honor them by reading about each and every one of these incredible women from around the globe.  Health, justice, grassroots, eco-friendly, unsung heroes, change agents, global impact- these words will flood your brain too. Treat yourself.

Here is just one example. Enjoy – all of them. 

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva is a grassroots organizer and a strong advocate for biodiversity and changes to our current agricultural system. She founded Navdanya biodiversity conservation program, an organization focused on raising awareness about the dangers of genetic engineering and defending people’s food rights. In the 20 years since its founding, Navdanya has helped set up 54 community seed banks in India and trained over 500,000 farmers in seed sovereignty, food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture.


Thanks to Becky Striepe – the author and to Scott – who took the time to share.