Newsweek is profiling some strong Green Women Leaders from around the world in this “Women & Leadership” special.
Included are Germany’s Renate Künast:
The biggest coup could come in Berlin, where party chairwoman Renate Künast has a good shot to become the first Green to head a state… “We used to think that radicalism came in writing papers and outlining a far-reaching vision. It’s not enough. Radicalism is when you have a vision but go forward step by step, one reform after the other.”
Kenya’s Wangari Maathai:
In 2004 Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the Green Belt Movement, a nonprofit NGO she founded in her native Kenya… “I have literally seen a revolution in terms of awareness of how we need to protect our environment. We have seen governments and local communities committing to changing policies to facilitate sustainable management of our resources.”
Canada’s Elizabeth May:
“We cannot have any notion that our children are going to have a livable world if we don’t apply ourselves to political decisions—like making sure our governments ease our addiction to fossil fuels.”
(Thanks to D.Schwab for the link!)