Tiara Darisaw knew something was wrong with the water in her Flint, Michigan home, when it tasted sweet. “Like big brown chocolate milk,” the 15-year old said.
I’ve been on eight planes, 10 rideshare cars and two rental cars in the last three weeks—and in 50 percent of them, my head began to thump, the glad in the left side of my throat began to swell, my sinuses filled with mucus and I became hazy within minutes because someone was wearing perfume or cologne.
I am honored to be your Ms. Green—an Asian woman searching for unicorn solutions that can help us build a truly equitable, green world.
The destruction caused by climate change amplifies our society’s inequalities.
The climate movement is full of hope, energy and a growing powerful platform. As a result, the women’s rights and environmental movements are coming together to take further action.
It’s time to kill the idea, once and for all, that we can address climate breakdown and resource scarcity through population control.
I’m committed to being a water protector that will hold polluters accountable and change the system—so that my future children, and their children’s children, can live in a world where our health and environment means more than filling the pockets of industry interests.
Most of the global conversations on women’s empowerment in the agriculture sector have been about how women can contribute to food security and poverty reduction, and how we need to organize them and build their capacity to play this role better and more effectively. This is not enough.
At the Connected Women Leaders Forum, Mary Robinson challenged the global women leaders present to make a commitment to put climate justice at the center of their work, whatever their primary focus might be, and become a Connected Leader for Climate Justice. Every woman in attendance said “yes.”
Young women are leading a fast-growing movement to enact a Green New Deal and halt climate change.