Women's History Month: Women and the Environment

March is Women's History Month, and CSUMB is hosting a number of events this month that will be of interest to those wishing to engage with women's history and issues of diversity and social justice. The environment is a theme that runs through a number of these events, and the highlighted resources below focus on women and the environment.

Campus Events

Winona LaDuke, former vice-presidential candidate for the Green Party and advocate for environmental sustainability and indigenous rights, will speak on campus March 6.

Social justice and environmental sustainability is the theme for this year's Focus the Region, an all-day event featuring speakers and panels on March 7.

Dolores Huerta, agricultural community organizer and co-founder of the United Farmworkers, will visit CSUMB on March 14.


Selected Library Books on Women and the Environment

Notable Women Environmentalists and Activists

Insert a description of the image here.Breton, Mary Joy. 1998. Women Pioneers for the Environment. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

Cuthbertson, Ken. 1998. Nobody Said Not to Go: The Life, Loves, and Adventures of Emily Hahn. Boston: Faber and Faber.

Garcia, Mario, ed. 2008. A Dolores Huerta Reader. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

LaDuke, Winona. 2002. The Winona LaDuke Reader: A Collection of Essential Writings. Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press.


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Adamson, Joni, ed. , Mei Mei Evans, and Rachel Stein. 2002. The Environmental Justice Reader: Politics, Poetics, & Pedagogy. Tucson, Arz.: University of Arizona Press.

Pellow, David N, and Lisa Sun-Hee Park. 2002. The Silicon Valley of Dreams: Environmental Injustice, Immigrant Workers, and the High-tech Global Economy. New York: New York University Press.

Stein, Rachel, ed. 2004. New Perspectives on Environmental Justice: Gender, Sexuality, and Activism. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Sturgeon, Noel. 2009. Environmentalism in Popular Culture: Gender, Race, Sexuality, and the Politics of the Natural. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Warren, Karen. 2000. Ecofeminist Philosophy: A Western Perspective on What It is and Why It Matters. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield.


Insert a description of the image here.Fiction on Women and the Environment

Gunesekera, Romesh. 2002. Heaven's Edge. New York: Grove Press.

Hogan, Linda. 1995. Solar Storms: A Novel. New York: Scribner.