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Chapter 23: Women's Leadership in the Environmental Movement
Despite numerous obstacles facing them, many ordinary women around the world have achieved extraordinary feats by tackling environmental problems. However, the countless contributions of women in the environmental movement have often been overlooked. Glenda Riley (1999) notes that customary accounts of early American environmentalism mistakenly equate visibility with significance and focus on policy shapers, such as John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and Theodore Roosevelt. Focus on such figures typically has discounted the ways in which women have been the center of grassroots environmental activism.
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