March is National Women’s History Month, and as I have written about before here on Care2, this makes it the perfect time to highlight the contributions of women to the environment. As a farm writer, I am especially drawn to tell the stories of those in sustainable agriculture.
Women’s History Month makes it a great time to encourage the young women in your life to pursue these areas and to teach them how important math, science, and technology are.
This is especially true since the theme for 2012 is “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment.” As the Women’s History Project points out, “Although women now outnumber men in American colleges nationwide, the reversal of the gender gap is a very recent phenomenon. The fight to learn was a valiant struggle waged by many tenacious women—across years and across cultures—in our country.”
Here are some simple ways that you can help encourage and nurture the next generation of green women leaders so that they too can help create a better world for the future.
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