“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.” – Barbara Shelley
Earth Day, which has been celebrated in the United States on April 22nd for the past 48 years, serves as a reminder to us to treat all aspects of the Earth—water, land, sea, air, flora, and fauna—with kindness and with consideration for future generations. With this sense of stewardship in mind, this week we explore the female conservationists, activists, explorers, and healers who made it their lives’ work to safeguard our planet.
Nobel laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Muta Maathai
Mardy Murie, “grandmother of the conservation movement”
Lakota tribe member and environmental activist JoAnn Tall advocated against uranium mining and nuclear weapons testing on tribal lands.
The first African American awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, Margie Richard
In Alabama: “Our goal is to save the places that matter most to Alabamians so that we can pass along our rich and unique natural heritage to those who come after us.” – The Freshwater Land Trust
And we want to say thank you again to everyone who participated in The Gathering—guests, friends, family, the Alabama Chanin team, and artisans. And to Steven Satterfield and team, Leigh and Cliff Spencer of Alabama Sawyer, Karl and Sarah Worley and the Biscuit Love team, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. and Brooks and Ben Reitz, Cathead Vodka and Pat Floyd, 116 E. Mobile, Mountain Valley Water, Blackberry Farm, and White Oak Pastures for contributing to the unforgettable weekend.