Green Book Club Meeting: Why Women Will Save the Planet
  • Room 403, Babbage Building (This room has disabled access - if the ground floor door is locked, please ring 01752 588400.)

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Join us to discuss this book by Friends of the Earth book edited by Jenny Hawley. Our guest expert is Anairda, a Latin American community artist actively involved in the social and environmental justice movement.

Why Women Will Save the Planet is a provocative collection of essays and interviews from the leading lights of the international environmental and feminist movements to mount a powerful case that gender equality is essential to environmental progress. 

Up to now, women’s issues have been largely ignored by major environmental and conservation groups, but in Why Women Will Save the Planet, contributors like Vandana Shiva, Caroline Lucas, and Maria Mies help us see the undeniable links between the two. Using specific case studies, the contributors lay out the ways in which women’s issues intersect with environmental issues, and they detail concrete steps that organisations and campaigners big and small can take to ensure that they are pursuing these goals in tandem. 

A rallying cry designed to unify - and thus strengthen - two crucial movements in the global fight for social justice, this book will spur action and, crucially, collaboration.

Visit the University of Chicago Press webpage for reviews and a list of the book's contributors.

All are welcome to this free event. Contact Alan Ramage for further information (email: 

An initiative of Devon Development Education, Global Book Club Plymouth is supported by Plymouth University.

If you would like to be involved with local environmental activities in Plymouth, please visit the Plymouth Environmental Action website to see the range of practical volunteer events and workshops that are available.

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