Today, it’s amazing to see the impact that female environmentalists are having on our world. From Greta Thunberg to Julia Hill, women are leading the charge when it comes to environmental activism and education. These trailblazers are inspiring people of all ages and genders to make a difference in their communities.
One woman who truly embodies this spirit is Erin Brockovich. You might remember her story from the movie starring Julia Roberts, where she fought against corporate pollution in her hometown and won a groundbreaking lawsuit that brought justice to affected residents. Her work has inspired others to stand up for environmental justice and hold corporations accountable for their actions.
So today, we want to shine a spotlight on 5 amazing female environmentalists who are making a real difference in the world we live in.
Jamie Margolin, Climate Justice Activist
Jamie Margolin is a climate justice activist who has taken the world by storm. At only 21 years old, she’s already accomplished more than most people do in a lifetime. Born and raised in Washington, Jamie first became interested in environmentalism when she was a child.
As she learned more about the devastating effects of climate change on our planet, Jamie realised something needed to be done. At the age of 16, she co-founded Zero Hour – an organisation dedicated to fighting for climate justice through education and activism.
Since then, Jamie has been at the forefront of the fight against climate change. She’s spoken at rallies and events around the world, including the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid. Her message is clear; we need to act now to save our planet before it’s too late.
Winona LaDuke is a Native American activist fighting for land rights. She is an Anishinaabe, or Ojibwe, from the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. As a child, she was surrounded by activism – her parents were involved in the American Indian Movement and worked to protect Native lands and traditions.
LaDuke continued this work as an adult, co-founding the Indigenous Women’s Network and the White Earth Land Recovery Project. She has also run for political office several times, including as vice president with Ralph Nader on the Green Party ticket in 1996 and 2000. Her advocacy has been recognised with numerous awards, including being named one of Time magazine’s “50 most promising leaders under 40” in 1994.
One of LaDuke’s main focuses is opposing oil pipelines that threaten indigenous lands and waters.