THE MOST FAMOUS ENVIRONMENTALISTS ON THE PLANET

THE MOST FAMOUS ENVIRONMENTALISTS ON THE PLANET

We all know: we live in a world of men. A world where, at least until a few years ago, men were the only ones capable of making a striking change with their voice and actions. However, in this world of men, for many years, there have been incredible women who have dedicated their lives to environmentalism.

The contribution of these women has been significant throughout history with indispensable actions or speeches in the fight to improve and make people aware of natural conservation and the dangers and effects of the climate crisis.

4 ENVIRONMENTALISTS WITH WORLDWIDE INFLUENCE

1. GRETA THUNBERG

GRETA THUNBERG

We start the list with one of the most famous names in the environmental world today: Greta Thunberg. Born in 2003, this 16-year-old girl has managed to make a significant impact thanks to her speech at the 2019 UNICEF Climate Summit.

She started a school strike of her own in 2018, openly expressing her discontent with the current policies in the face of climate change and the impact on her.

Her initiative ‘Fridays for Future’ has inspired millions of children around the world to take a space to debate and propose ideas to face the current environmental crisis of our planet.

2. WANGARI MAATHAI

WANGARI MAATHAI

Although not as mediatic as Greta, Wangari has had a strong impact on the world with the renowned ‘Green Belt Movement’. This project aimed, among other things, to plant thousands of trees throughout Kenya, her native country. Thanks to this she got the nickname “The Tree Woman”.

In 2004 she received the Nobel Peace Prize for her actions in defense of the environment and the search for sustainable development of human activities porno français.

 

3. LOIS GIBBS

LOIS GIBBS

We take a brief trip back in time to 1978 to talk about Lois Gibbs, who not only saved the lives of her children, but hundreds of children in her town. After noticing that her children suffered from numerous illnesses, she set out to investigate the cause. That’s how she discovered that the local school was built on a toxic waste dump.

Her discovery led her to organize strong protests and neighborhood mobilizations, with which she managed to relocate 800 families in danger in the area. In addition, she founded the “Center for Health, Environment and Justice”, an organization dedicated to environmental study. Her actions earned her a Godman Environmental Award.

 

4. Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson

We go even further back, to the beginning of the 20th century, to discover the history of this passionate about marine biology. Academic and environmentalist, she published the best seller known worldwide as ‘Silent Spring’. Her work was a direct call for attention to the indiscriminate use of insecticide, a product that is harmful to the environment and the ozone layer.

Her work gave rise to the creation of the ‘United States Environmental Protection Agency’, an organization that prohibited the use of DDT. Likewise, she was an active environmentalist dedicated to raising awareness of the damage that certain chemicals do to the environment.

 

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SPIRITUALITY is the recognition that there is a “mysterious other” that exists in the universe that is sacred and at the core of all being. Spirituality honors, embraces and acknowledges the mystery with the understanding that we can never fully comprehend or explain its existence. By its very nature, spirituality promotes a sense of wonder, awe, and celebration of life. A belief in the ultimate goodness of the mystery causes us to reach out to others (human and non-human) through love, compassion and forgiveness.

COMMUNITY is the local ecological context in which spirituality becomes manifest. Community consists of an infinite number of interconnected components, all of which function to support the health and well-being of the entire system as well as the individuals therein. Community is also the recognition that people are one unique element within this system; that our survival depends on maintaining the health of the entire community of life.

SUSTAINABILITY is the process of nurturing, upholding and preserving balance among all members of an ecological community. To sustain is to nourish, support and prolong. Sustainability, therefore, is the ability to nurture, uphold and preserve the integrity of individuals and communities of life indefinitely; recognizing that change is inevitable. Furthermore, sustainability embraces the need for compassionate confrontation and healing of those individuals and components of a community that are diseased or in need of sustenance and encouragement. The entire life system is only as strong and durable as are its component members.