Episode 5. How Does Empowering Girls & Women Help Stop Global Heating?

Eaarth Feels Book Club

In this episode of Eaarth Feels, Rose and Christine discuss the links between empowering women and climate health . Using the book DRAWDOWN: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, edited by Paul Hawken, as a reference, topics include Women as Smallholders, Education of Women and Girls as well as Family Planning. 

Recurring segments include:

  • Good news Stories
  • One action tip to for you to create change
  • A weekly sanity tip to keep you calm in the face of climate overwhelm

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Drawdown definition:  The point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere level off and begin to decline. 

Book: Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming,  edited by Paul Hawken. Chapter: Women and Girls, pg 75 – 82

Solution #62: Small Holders  

Solution #6: Educating Girls

Solution #7: Family Planning

WebsiteDrawdown.org.  A great source of articles, videos and podcasts

Podcast: The Drawdown Agenda with Paul Hawken

IPAT formula – Factors of Human Impact on Environment:  Impact = Population x Affluence x Technology 

Quote:  “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world “ ~Malala Yousafzai

Video: TED talk: How empowering women and girls can help stop global warming: https://youtu.be/vXlJEcrinwg

  • Good news stories: 

Iran in 1990s family planning 

Bangladesh: door to door family planning

South Korea has climbed from one of the least to the one of the most educated countries

  • Action Step:  Donate your coffee dollars this week to organizations that empower girls and women. A few of our favorites are:

Educatinggirlsmatters.org is a clearing house for organizations that educate girls/women around the world.

KIVA: Micro loans to support and empower individuals around the world, including women small holders.

  • Sanity Tip: Caring for our bodies is connected to caring for the earth, our collective physical body. Care for your body with respect and love this week by cutting down or (better yet!) eliminating sugar.

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