National Women’s History Month
To celebrate National Women’s History Month, we want to highlight four important women making environmental history. We must recognize and uplift these women. After all, they will be in the next generation’s history books.
Leah Thomas is an activist and founder. She studied environmental science and policy in Southern California. After extending her knowledge on environmental racism and the murder of Michael Brown in her hometown, Leah made environmental justice her focus. She created Intersectional Environmentalist, a platform for resources, calls for action, and in-depth information about intersectional environmentalism and dismantling oppression systems (environmental movement). Through the Intersectional Environmentalist Instagram page, she educates, informs, and effectively spreads awareness to her audience on social and environmental issues. Leah also continues her activism through her personal Instagram and media, like her interviews with Vogue, The Good Trade, Elle, and much more.
Mikael Loach is an activist, student, podcast co-host, and global citizen prize nominee. As an activist, she speaks out on topics surrounding social justice, including environmentalism and racism. Mikael spreads awareness through her podcast “Yikes,” her Instagram page, and campaigning with direct action organizations like Climate Camp Scotland. Ultimately, her goal is to educate her followers and encourage them to take action with her. Landing a nomination for the UK Hero Award, Mikael was honored for her ability to involve tens of thousands of young people in environmental activism.
Xiye Bastida is an activist, co-founder of The All We Can Save Project, and co-founder of the Re- Earth Initiative. Her activism began during participation in environmental groups. Wanting to bring attention to climate change, she organized a group of students from her high school to skip classes every Friday. This protest idea was inspired by Greata Thunberg’s “Fridays for Future.” Xiye continues her activism through Re- Earth Initiative, a campaign she co-founded to bring activists together through the internet. Last year, they could get together thousands of people from forty different countries for an Earth Day campaign. Xiye also focuses on empowering women who are participating in activism through The All We Can Save Project. The organization was able to release a book highlighting the female leadership in climate change.
Greta Thunberg is an activist who has won multiple awards for her achievements. At the age of eight, she began her research in climate change. During the fall of 2018, she began “Fridays for Future,” a campaign designed to protest climate change. Greta was only fifteen, yet this protest had a worldwide effect, reaching almost four million protestors by August 2019. Greta’s activism goes as far as her participation in the United Nations climate summit and speaking in front of Congress members. She continues her activism on her Instagram and her ongoing “Friday’s for Future” climate strike.
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