From elder voices opposing the Dakota Pipeline to young people running for office to advocate for change, every day we see real-life stories about how women are making a collective difference on climate justice. Women are also disproportionately impacted by climate change and thus are critical to transforming society away from dependence on fossil fuels and toward renewable energy and environmental equity.

Product Code: 9150
ISBN: 9781506464442
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Broadleaf
Pages: 276
Published Date: 04/11/2023
Availability:In stock
Price: $26.99

As a mother and a professor of environmental education, Mallory McDuff wanted to give her two daughters and her students a roadmap to engage in climate justice in their communities, rather than be left feeling paralyzed by the enormity of the problem. She set out to find women of diverse ages, backgrounds, and vocations--one from each of the fifty US states--as inspiration for a new kind of leadership focused on the heart of the climate crisis. Love Your Mother lifts up the stories of these women working toward a viable future, from farmer and rancher Donna Kilpatrick in Arkansas to writer Latria Graham in South Carolina.

From Alabama to Alaska, from Wisconsin to Wyoming, these women are poets, physicians, climate scientists, students, farmers, writers, documentary filmmakers, and more. Their work lights the way for conversation and collective action in our homes and in the world. It's time we follow their lead.

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Introduction: Love Above All

Alabama – Media Matters: Hollywood Gets a Lesson on Climate Change – Anna Jane Joyner
Arkansas – The Superpowers of Soil: How Regenerative Agriculture Can Save the Earth – Donna Kilpatrick
Delaware – Nametags, Round Tables, Questions: A Recipe for a Climate Conversation – Lisa Locke
Florida – Climate and Education: Lighting a Fire for Change –Caroline Lewis
Georgia – Beyond the Status Quo: Building Feminist Climate Leaders – Katharine Wilkinson
Kentucky – Finding Sustenance: Food Justice and Healing to Sustain Communities and the Land – Tiffany Bellfield-El-Amin
Louisiana – Women Pushing Back the Tide: Building Alliances and Resilience on the Gulf Coast – Colette Pichon Battle
Maryland – The Impact of Intersections: Climate Change Is a Civil Rights Issue – Jacqui Patterson
Mississippi – Do What Your Mother Says: Climate Justice from Parents Who Care – Heather McTeer Toney
North Carolina – Climate Listening: Creating Films and Conversations for Change – Dayna Reggero
Oklahoma – The Power of Matriarchy: The Rights of Nature – Casey Camp-Horinek
South Carolina – You Belong Here Too: Writing an Inclusive Relationship with the Land – Latria Graham
Tennessee – Color the World: Regenerative, Plant-Based Dyes Transform the Fashion Industry – Sarah Bellos
Texas – Shared Values: Connecting the Climate to What We Care About – Katharine Hayhoe
Virginia – TikTok for Climate: Translating Climate Information across the World – Sophia Kianni
West Virginia – Persistence Pays Off: Advocacy Can Fight Coal and Build a Renewable Future – Mary Anne Hitt

Connecticut – Making History: An Environmental Justice Scholar and Advocate – Wanjiku "Wawa" Gatheru
Maine- Intersectional Meets Intergenerational: Connecting Youth and Adults for Climate Justice – Cassie Cain
Massachusetts – Building a Youth Climate Movement: The Right to Good Jobs and a Livable Future – Varshini Prakash
New Hampshire – What We Know from Snow: Why Skiers and Snowboarders Should Care about Climate – Elizabeth Burakowski
New Jersey – Speaking of Faith: What Ramadan Reveals about the Climate and Our Lives – Saarah Yasmin Latif
New York – Ocean Justice: A Marine Biologist Builds a Bigger Team for the Climate – Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Pennsylvania – It’s for Our Children: Fighting for Health and Clean Air – Mollie Michel
Rhode Island – Climate Change Is Neither Republican nor Democrat: Identities and Our Climate Future – Emily Diamond
Vermont – Tell Me a Story: Biking around the World for Water and the Climate – Devi Lockwood

Illinois – The Greeen New Deal and Beyond: All Fiscal Policy Is Climate Policy – Rhiana Gunn-Wright
Indiana – Do You Know Anyone with Anxiety? An Ecologist Heals Relationships with the Land – Lou Weber
Iowa – Nature as Nurture: A Prescription for the Health of All – Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller
Kansas – From Solar Panels to Charging Stations: Electrifying the Energy Economy – Pooja Shah
Michigan – Speak Up for Clean Water: Because If You Don’t, Who Is Going to Hear You? – Mari Copeny
Minnesota – Water Is Life: The Climate Movement Needs Indigenous Values and Voices –Tara Houska
Missouri – How Money Can Change the World: Impact Investing in the Heartland – Emily Lecuyer
Nebraska – When Clay Meets Climate: An Artist Sculpts Our Relationship to Water – Jess Benjamin
North Dakota – Women Are the World: Indigenous Climate Leaders, Stronger Together – Kandi Mossett White
Ohio – Testify Your Turth: A Fracking Refugee Speaks Up in Appalachia – Jill Antares Hunker
South Dakota – Harnessing Pain into Action: Youth Defenders of Water and Land – Jasilyn Charger
Wisconsin – Amplify Diverse Voices: Building on a Family Tradition of Earth Day for All – Tia Nelson

Alaska – Follow the Money: Pressuring Banks to Protect Climate, Caribou, and Culture – Bernadette Demientieff
Arizona – Drought Makes a Difference: Using Scientific Research to Understand Access to Water – Diana Liverman
California – Words Move Us: Poetry Inspires and Mobilizes Climate Justice – Amanda Gorman
Colorado – A Love of the West: Where Growth and Climate Change Meet on the High Plains – Beth Conover
Hawai'I – Platform with a Purpose: Youth Confronting Herbicides and Industry for Health – Mackenzie Feldman
Idaho – Telling Climate Truths: Harnessing Storytelling for Rural Communities – Jennifer Ladino
Montana – For a Clean and Healthful Environment: A Fifth-Generation Montanan Goes to Court – Grace Gibson-Snyder
Nevada – You Should Run: Stepping Up to the State Legislature – Cecelia Gonzalez
New Mexico – The Importance of Life Itself: Fighting for Health on Sacred Lands – Kendra Pinto
Oregon – Growing Up in Court: Youth Sue the US Government for Their Future – Kelsey Juliana
Utah – Strength and Vulnerability: How We as Women Use Our Voices – Terry Tempest Williams
Washington – Climate Justice for All: Youth to Power – Jamie Margolin
Wyoming – From the Artic to the Campaign Trail: A Scientist Runs for the US Senate – Merav Ben-David.

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"Love Your Mother is a beautiful ode to Mother Earth and a call to action for climate justice from diverse voices?a must-read!" --Leah Thomas, author of The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet

"Wrap yourself in this book like a lovingly made quilt. In bringing together these stories, Love Your Mother shows how many beautiful, powerful ways there are to do this work, and in doing so, it issues a warm invitation: Join us." --Katharine Wilkinson, coeditor of All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

"This book is a mighty collection, a great read for anyone who cares deeply to care about Earth, community, and the climate crisis. Dr. McDuff offers up bite-size stories of inspiring climate action from across all fifty states, from a spectacularly diverse and accomplished group of women." --Leah Stokes, author of Short Circuiting Policy,and Anton Vonk Associate Professor of Environmental Politics, University of California, Santa Barbara

"Women have been at the forefront of the climate battle from the start, and this book is proof of it. If we have a fighting chance of coming through these decades, it's because of them!" --Bill McKibben,author of The End of Nature

"Mallory McDuff does a beautiful job of taking us along the journey of women tackling the everyday task of living while protecting the planet and their communities. Whether mom, madre, mama, or mother-identifying person, all can find themselves within the words of each story." --Heather McTeer Toney, vice president of community engagement, Environmental Defense Fund

"Expressed in these fifty stories is a wild love for Mother Earth and her children--a love for all of us, alive together, indivisible. These fierce American voices filled me with two emotions I had not allowed myself to experience in a long time: pride and hope." --Will Harlan, author of Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island

"Through vivid, thoughtful storytelling, McDuff's profiles emphasize a timely truth: climate leadership isn't a monolith. Matriarchs, farmers, writers, rebels, scientists, doctors, innovators, influencers, teachers--all of us, in short--have a home in this movement, if we choose to seek it." --Georgia Wright, co-creator of the podcast Inherited

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