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In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re featuring 6 amazing women each week. These women are trailblazers, activists, adventurers, advocates for love, defenders of the environment and nature, and warriors for equal rights. While we’ve split them up into 5 different categories, they blur the lines and cross boundaries in their accomplishments.
This is in no way an exhaustive list as we could list thousands. But a mere dusting of the surface in appreciation of the many women throughout history and current day who have made a difference in our world.
Image (clockwise from top left):
Sylvia Earle - 1998’s Hero of the Planet (Time Magazine) - advocate for protecting the Earth’s oceans.
Rachel Carson - marine biologist whose book Silent Spring called attention to dangers of pesticides and helped launch modern environmental movement
Jane Goodall - advocate and activist for animal welfare and conservation causes.
Kate Sessions - an example for promoting green space in cities - the “Mother of Balboa Park” in San Diego
Wangari Maathai - Kenyan environmentalist who won the Nobel peace prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy, and peace.
Margaret Thomas Murie - “Grandmother of the Conservation Movement” - her work led to the Wilderness Act and National Wilderness Preservation System
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