3. Rosamund Kissi-Debrah
Rosamund Kissi-Debrah founded The Ella Roberta Foundation, following the tragic death of her daughter, and is a World Health Organisation Advocate for Health and Air Quality. She has made it her mission to raise awareness and campaign for clean air and through her work has helped in securing the expansion of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone in London.
4. Mya-Rose Craig
Mya-Rose Craig, otherwise known as Birdgirl and fellow Bristolian comes in at number 4… and we couldn’t be more stoked for her. She’s the youngest person to see half the worlds’ birds and has been writing her bird-based blog and sharing her love of birds and nature for years. She’s also an active environmental campaigner and she set-up Black2Nature, which aims to give Visible Minority Ethnic (VME) communities’ equal access to the natural environment. With a connection to nature being so important to encourage action, she wants everyone to have access to it and to be able to experience the joy it brings. Joss was lucky enough to welcome her on to The Goods Podcast back in July where they chatted all things nature, activism, environment and inequality. Listen here and get ready to be inspired. She’s a true role model for the next generation.
5. Sophie Howe
Sophie Howes is the Future Generation Commissioner for Wales. We think this role is pretty epic, she basically holds the government to account with future generations in mind. Everything from transport to climate change, she acts as the voice of the future in the hope that present day actions help, not hinder our children and those to come. Standing up for those who cannot be heard yet, but whose voice is so important in the current conversations, we think the future has a good chance with Sophie in its corner.
Seriously, what an epic list and that’s only the top five! These women are ones to know about so take a look at the full list here. The planet as it stands is at a crucial point, a place where action needs to be taken, and taken quickly. These women are leading the way in the fight for our planet in fantastically different and varied ways, showing us that all actions that are made with the planet in mind can make a difference. With such a big fight before us it will take all of us to pull together in order to make the change needed… and with these women at the helm, we’re feeling pretty positive!
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