NCEL Honors Women's History Month

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NCEL Honors Women's History Month

In this piece, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) honors Mollie Beattie, Lois Gibbs, Tara Houska, Ynés Mexía, and Marjorie Richard. 

NCEL Communications Intern Olivia Amitay writes: 

"This March is a time to celebrate women’s immeasurable contributions in the environmental movement. However, it is equally important to recognize that women commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from the impacts of climate change, partly because they represent the majority of the world’s poor and are more dependent on threatened natural resources. In light of these inequalities, it is crucial to uplift female voices and actively involve women in climate-related planning and policymaking. In celebration of Women’s History Month, NCEL is highlighting five incredible women who have fought to achieve a healthy environment for all in the face of gender inequality." 

Read the full piece here.