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2014 Women's Congress for Future Generations

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  1. The 2014 Women’s Congress Documents

    Nearly 500 Congress participants gathered in Minnesota this November to delve into the question: how do we shift from a culture based on dominance and exploitation of resources, to one focused on long-term collective well-being, partnership, and a relational approach to the community of life? We explored the tenets of the Owl Economy, a wisdom-based approach to…Read More →

  2. The Rise of Women in the Environmental Movement

    SEHN Networker Volume 19 (4) Autumn 2014                     So much imagination and intellectual prowess has been devoted to finding technological solutions to climate change. A less visible but emerging set of solutions is being sourced out of people’s experiences of failed governance and public policy. The…Read More →

  3. “Women Are Saying Enough is Enough”

    Read Carolyn Raffensperger’s interview in On the Commons on 2014 Women’s Congress, Pre-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and the power of withdrawing consent. Article is available here. Another article titled “Future First and the Women’s Congress” printed in the Minnesota Women’s Press can be accessed here.

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Recent Blog

  1. A Legal and Political Analysis of the Proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline in Iowa

    By Carolyn Raffensperger Energy Transfer Partners, a Texas energy company, plans to build an 1,100-mile underground pipeline to transport a highly volatile type of crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields through 17 Iowa counties en route to Illinois.  It will cross multiple rivers, and transverse aquifers and lakes.  Coalitions of people are coming…Read More →

  2. Expert panel says further action needed to lower unsafe phthalate levels

    by Ted Schettler MD, MPH Phthalates are a family of chemicals used in many consumer products, mainly as softeners of plastics and sometimes as solvents. As a result, human exposures are ubiquitous. In recent years, many laboratory and epidemiologic studies have shown that some phthalates can cause a variety of adverse health effects. In response,…Read More →

  3. Art is Not Optional

    By Carolyn Raffensperger The first time I realized the impact of the arts on my life as an activist was after a big loss in the Illinois legislature over public lands on Lake Michigan. At the time I was the State Field Representative for the Sierra Club. I had worked hard lobbying to oppose the…Read More →

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