is International Woman’s Day, a day to reflect and celebrate the accomplishments of women in our world. A progressive world demands equality for women on a global scale.
Many of our Forces of Nature are women who have succeeded in traditionally male occupations, such as Mary Lou Reed, who was in the Idaho state legislature for nearly 40 years. Some have courageously lobbied for important environmental legislation such as Vera Marcus and Patricia Schifferle. Many of these women have forged their own paths, including Sylvia McLaughlin founder of Save the Bay; Isabel Wade founder of Friends of the Urban Forest; Mary T. Crowley, founder of Ocean Voyages; and Joana McIntyre Varawa who founded Save the Whales. Many women are educators or consultants such as Joan Maloof, Nona Dennis, Phyllis Faber, and Susie O’Keeffe, women who generously share their knowledge and information with others. These are but a few examples of the many outstanding women we feature in our collection of videos.
The Earth Day video of Pete McCloskey and the Moving into the Environmental Field video with Greg Thomas, speak about how we need to move closer to global women’s equality for a more secure and healthy world. We have a range of wonderful interviews, and you will honor our Forces of Nature by taking some time to watch and share their ideas.