About the Conference

The idea for a Women and the Environment conference was informed by the environmental coverage published in Pacific Standard, an award-winning magazine published by the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media, and Public Policy.

Women around the globe are disproportionately affected by climate change. Twenty-six million people around the globe have been displaced by climate change since 2010; 20 million of those climate refugees — more than 75% of them – are women. But women are not merely victims of climate change: when they are empowered, they are extremely effective agents of adaptation to climate and social change.

Join us on May 18 to meet the women who are shaping the future of our communities, and our planet with unrivaled insight and experience in the field.

The first Women and the Environment conference will be held in Santa Barbara, California – the birthplace of the modern environmental movement, Earth Day.

The Women and the Environment conference is supported by the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media, and Public Policy, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to informing the public about the world’s most pressing social, economic, and environmental problems and helping solve them by advocating just and sustainable public policies.

About the Logo

women-and-environment-bird-greyInspired by a story told in May 2007 when Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai addressed 7,000 international educators who had gathered in Montreal for NAFSA’s 58th annual conference, the Women and the Environment logo celebrates the story of the hummingbird.

You can view her video here.

This conference is dedicated to the hard-working women and men who are committed to making the world a better place. We look forward to seeing you in May.

– Pacific Standard Magazine & Women and the Environment Team