From Rosie The Riveter to Green Irene: A Plan For Bringing Women Into The Green Revolution, by Shari Shapiro

30 Oct 2010

While I was in New Orleans for the Green Matters Conference, I met the most extraordinary woman. Simone Bruni, better known in the Crescent City as the “Demo Diva,”  took her personal tragedy from Hurricane Katrina and turned it into a woman-owned and run demolition business, complete with hot pink front loader and giant dumpster.
I have written [...]

Sister Courage Wears the Shirt of Action- excerpt from Gloria Feldt’s book “9 Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power”

27 Oct 2010

Sister Courage Wears the Shirt of Action
• What makes you angry enough to take action?
• What makes you inspired enough to take action?
“I love your T-shirt,” chuckled Jenny, my twentysomething personal trainer, as she stretched my aching legs. “I never saw that before.”
I hadn’t noticed which of my many message T-shirts I had thrown on [...]

Powerhouse Women: Meet Gloria Feldt – show 28

26 Oct 2010

I met Gloria Feldt at the Bioneers conference last week. What a powerhouse. Gloria is a nationally renowned activist and author whose passion for social justice has propelled her life’s work. Her new book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, reveals why women are stuck at 18% of top leadership roles and shows how women can redefine power, lead themselves with intention, and reach parity from the boardroom to the bedroom for good. In my video interview, Gloria talks about how women have enormous influence in the world today — and that we can use that power if we have the ability to see it and the strength to use it. The time is now, women. Here are some ways we can do it:

Marcal’s big leap with Small Steps – show 27

7 Oct 2010

Did you know 98% of household paper goods are still made by cutting down trees. That means your paper towels, your paper napkins, your toilet paper. All of these are made from 98% virgin fiber from freshly killed trees!. It’s a shame in today’s world of environmental advances that these kind of practices are still taking place. But they are. And it’s time we get informed, women. We make the majority of purchases in the household. We can turn that all around by just not buying into those products.

Can Western Women Save the World? Santa Feans Speak! – show 26

4 Oct 2010

I went to the Santa Fe Farmers Market and asked shoppers what they thought about the Dalai Lama’s bold statement, “The world will be saved by the western women.” This show is a montage of responses from both women and men. I wonder what would happen if I asked this around the country? What would women say in Boston? What would the men say in Lexington, Kentucky? In Boise, Detroit, Amarillo?

We really want to know what you think. Go ahead and put your response and city location in the comment box below to: Can western women save the world? If you want my 2 cents, here it is.