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Ecological and Feminist Activism
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
"The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a national coalition of nonprofit health and environmental organizations. [Their] collective goal is to protect the health of consumers and workers by requiring the personal care products industry to phase out the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other serious health concerns, and replace them with safer alternatives.[They work with] endorsing organizations, responsible businesses and thousands of citizen activists to shift the cosmetics market toward safer products and to advocate for smarter laws that protect our health from toxic chemicals and encourage innovation of safer alternatives."
Ecofeminism: An introduction and bibliography (Karen J. Warren)
Bibliography for Ecofeminism and Environmental Philosophy by Professor Karen J. Warren at Macalester College.
Other faculty pages: Ecofeminist Readings compiled by Petra Mayerhofer
EVE Online - Ecofeminist Visions Emerging
If you are a scholar or student that is not familiar with the term ecofeminism, in this web site you will be able to find "a good introduction to the subject. If you are already familiar with ecofeminism you can contribute articles, Web site links, activist information, or resources.
Environmental Justice: Academic Requirements, Professional Outlook
Addresses the disproportionate affect of environmental problems on the poor, and marginalized communities around the world, specifically the building of cheap factories or other environmentally hazardous areas where property taxes and community protest is low. "Environmental justice advocates work to reverse this way of thinking and to empower these communities to fight for their environmental health and safety rights."
Global Exchange - Global Economy 101
Global Exchange offers this tutorial on how to become active on global economic issues and from their perspective, how the global economy works. The tutorial asks, "Who are the players, how do they make decisions, who benefits, and who suffers?" Global Exchange is "an education and action resource center, [advancing their] vision by working to ensure [their] members and constituents are empowered locally and connected globally to create a just and sustainable world."
Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO)
They focus on feminism & gender justice and they are "a founding organizational member of the Data Commons Project, a collaborative effort to create a shared, public database of the cooperative economy in North America. [They] are also a member of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, the United States Solidarity Economy Network, and a regular co-sponsor of the Eastern Conference on Workplace Democracy."
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. - Publications addressing environmental justice.
An example of an academic article which discusses Environmental Justice and Gender.
"Skin Deep pairs ingredients in more than 41,000 products against 50 definitive toxicity and regulatory databases, making it the largest integrated data resource of its kind." From this site, you can search a product, ingredient or company to find out what's in your personal care products or more information on ratings by environmental groups that assess the health quotient of each product.
Society for International Development - Gender and Environmental Justice
"The overall goal of the Program 'Gender and Environmental Justice' is to explore political ecology issues through a gender lens looking at the impacts of the energy and water crises, climate change, biotechnology, and unsustainable economic growth on peoples and their environments."
Women and Life on Earth
This is a project focused to "help connect women internationally, share information and work for ecological health and peace with justice in the new millennium. But [their] roots go back to an earlier Women and Life on Earth movement."
Women in Europe for a Common Future - Energy and Climate Change
"According to WECF everybody has the right to Safe Energy. Sabine Bock, WECF's Energy and Climate Change coordinator states: "Poverty forces people to burn waste (e.g. plastics, tar, oil, kerosene, and traditional biomass) indoors for heating and cooking purposes, emitting toxic fumes and causing major health problems. WECF is concerned about the effects of climate change and the burdens that climate-related changes and disasters put on women, men and children, including health, environmental, and economic impacts in our region and globally." See conference posting and reports written in collaboration with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), WECF, and Women as the Voice for the Environment (WAVE).