This exhibit borrows the 2009 National Women's History Project theme to honor women who have taken the lead in the environmental or "green" movement -- from Rachel Carson, the founder of the contemporary environmental movement, to Julia "Butterfly" Hill, who spent two years on the top of redwood tree to prevent loggers from cutting it down.
Women who are scientists, engineers, business leaders, writers, filmmakers, conservationists, teachers, community organizers, religious leaders, workplace leaders and housewives have shown exceptional vision and leadership. Here we offer glimpses of just a few of these women. Do you know a woman who has worked to protect the environment on a local, state, or national level?
DOUGLAS, MARJORY STONEMAN
HILL, JULIA BUTTERFULY
SHERMAN, MARY BELLE KING
RICHARDS, ELLEN SWALLOW