For CSRS’ second fresh take, I wanted to honour a variety of women who have done amazing things for the planet and have greatly inspired me.
Hopefully, after reading their highlights here, you’ll be inspired too!
Please be mindful that this list of women is in no particular order. Each woman here, in some way, has dedicated an immense amount of time and dedication to save the planet, revolutionizing the way we approach the environment.
1. Majora Carter
Urban Revitalization Strategist
1966 (53 years old)
Founded the nonprofit, Sustainable South Bronx
Plans to use the green economy as a social and economic solution to poverty and environmental injustice
An important figure in fighting environmental racism - the concept of poorer areas being more prone to hazardous environments.
Named one of the “50 most influential women in NYC” for two years by the New York Post.
Of course, this list is not exhaustive of their work. I highly recommend researching more about the ones you are most interested in and try to get involved, if their initiatives are active.
These are just a few of the many, many women who have and/or continue to take action from all sorts of backgrounds, ages, and professions. There are so many female activists that are great role models, not only for us but for future generations to look up to. Take the time to learn about them and become them as after all, the future is female!