Women Pioneers For The Environment

As the torchbearers of environmental activism, women from around the world have put their lives on the line and persevered against daunting odds to restore and protect the environment. The inspiring stories of these heroic pioneers are now told in this compelling volume, now available in paperback.


Mary Joy Breton provides stirring sketches of over forty women activists from various geographical regions and diverse economic, ethnic, and political backgrounds, recounting the special ways in which each stepped out of her traditional role and dedicated her life to saving the planet. Breton interweaves her accounts with narrative on the ecological hazards that drove these women to spearhead various environmental campaigns, examining why and how they challenged, and often defeated, the power structures of government and industry.

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