Conversations with Conservation Heroines via Zoom
Thursday August 6 from 5-6 pm
Celebrate the 100thAnniversary of Women’s Right to Vote, in This Election Year
Bring your favorite beverage and join D&R Greenway and President & CEO, Linda Mead
at a virtual Happy Hour celebrating Women & Conservation!
These women are making lasting impacts on protecting Mother Earth in today’s world.
Sure to be powerful and lively!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on Thursday, August 6th
to sign-up and get instructions for this FREE Zoom event!
Story Clark – author of the best-selling, A Field Guide to Conservation Finance and native of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will convey the national perspective of women’s unique roles in conservation. Clark will highlight current preservation themes, including D&R Greenway’s pioneering Healing Trails initiative that is being duplicated across the country to aid in COVID relief. Clark is an innovative force on the national scene, and founder of the TravelStorys conservation-focused app. Clark will share some of the emerging initiatives she sees as she works with land trusts across the country.
Madeleine Freundlich – a recent graduate of Stuart Country Day School, Madeleine is earning her Girl Scout Gold Award by researching lesser-known women whose conservation impact has ranged from local to international. Madeleine will speak about the inspiring women she discovered, as well as lead a virtual tour of D&R Greenway’s Cedar Ridge Preserve. This tour, developed by Freundlich, is the basis for a new TravelStorys tour that D&R Greenway will complete when funding is available. Madeleine was featured on the 2020 Girl Scout S’mores Cookie Box. Named Ambassador by her Girl Scout Troop–its highest level–Madeleine officially mentors younger scouts.
Florence Wharton – Bucks County historian and preservation author, will focus on 2020, the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. Of particular interest to Wharton are rights for women only recently won, and how opportunities for women have expanded, as seen in today’s climate change activist Greta Thunberg. Author of the successful National Register nomination for Langhorne Borough’s National Historic District, Wharton’s new book on the history of Attleborough (now known as Langhorne) is Langhorne, Crossroads of History. Wharton will share stories of women who fueled women’s rights, from Seneca Falls, NY to today.
FEATURED CONSERVATIONIST HEROINES
Sophie Glovier, devoted Princeton activist, is best-selling author of Walk the Trails In and Around Princeton. She works intensively with local government, early stage companies, and regional non-profits to create a more sustainable society. One of her key roles has been resolving the challenge of plastics in our time.
Scientists Sharyn Magee and Hannah Suthers of Hopewell are consummate birders specializing in local species and crucial habitat. Named a “Force of Nature” by Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space last July, Sharyn Magee’s mantra–stressing the essentiality of native plants and a healthy forest understory–is “No insects? NO BIRDS!”
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, late Miami Herald journalist and passionate activist, authored the legendary “The Everglades: River of Grass”. As a young woman, Douglas was “outspoken and politically conscious of the women’s suffrage and civil rights movements.” Douglas’ phenomenal ultimate success, nearly single-handedly assuring Everglades restoration, grants her fame as one of the most prominent conservation heroines in history.
Winona LaDuke, Ojibwe, environmentalist, economist, and writer, is known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation. LaDuke is executive director of Honor the Earth, a Native environmental advocacy organization that played a key role in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. This environmental heroine founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation based-nonprofit organizations.
The late Wangari Maathai, renowned Kenyan social, environmental and political activist was the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize, as well as first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a PhD, at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. In 1977, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on expanding women’s rights through the planting of trees. She was an elected Member of Parliament, and Assistant Minister for Environment and Natural Resources in the Government of President Mwi Kibaki, from 2003 to 2005.
Join Us for this Remarkable Event — Looking Forward to “Seeing” You on August 6th!