Happy Women’s History Month!
We at ShiftCon celebrate the women that are doing incredible things in our community daily since we are a woman driven brand. In honor of March being Women’s History Month, we’d like to highlight some of the women who have made a dent in our history along with women who are currently doing it.
Founder of The Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai
The Green Belt Movement (GBM) is an environmental organization that empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods. GBM was founded by Professor Wangari Maathai in 1977 under the auspices of the National Council of Women of Kenya (NCWK) to respond to the needs of rural Kenyan women who reported that their streams were drying up, their food supply was less secure, and they had to walk further and further to get firewood for fuel and fencing. GBM encouraged the women to work together to grow seedlings and plant trees to bind the soil, store rainwater, provide food and firewood, and receive a small monetary token for their work.TheGreenBeltMovement.org
Maathi was an incredible force in the eco-friendly sphere. She was the 2004 Noble Peace Prize Laureate, an author of 4 books, and her GBM was the topic of a documentary.
Author & Activist, Leah Segedie
Yes, our very own Leah has made the list. While she’s the founder of the incredible ShiftCon, Leah is also the author of Green Enough and the force behind Mamavation.com. Leah turns heads wherever she goes with her sharp wit, impressive knowledge and ability to start a fire under the behinds of many to get moving to make positive changes.
Founder of Ciudad Saludable, Albina Ruiz
Ciudad Saludable is an environmental organization based in Peru. Her organization has been a trailblazer and an example for other countries looking to help communities manage and recycle garbage, advocate and promote regulations and environmental policy, and better the health of women and children.
That’s right! If you are a woman who is reading this, you have the opportunity to be a trailblazer as well.
Here are some options to help you make a difference today:
- 11 Eco-Friendly Subscription Boxes
- How Women Make an Eco-Friendly Impact
- 60 Easy Ways to Live a More Eco-Friendly Lifestyle
- 7 Ways To Upcycle Your Coffee Grounds In Your Garden
Don’t forget to register for ShiftCon today!