“There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration,” reads the All We Can Save website. The project, which intertwines essays and poetry within the same book, is described both as a “balm and a guide for knowing and holding what has been done to the world” whilst, at the same time, strengthening our will to never give up on one another and on our future.
“While it’s clear that women and girls are vital voices and agents of change for this planet, they are too often missing from the proverbial ‘table.’ More than a problem of bias, it’s a dynamic that sets us up for failure. To change everything, we need everyone,” the website continues. Research shows that women are more likely than men to care for the environment and that many of today’s climate change activists are, in fact, women from all ages and backgrounds and, specifically, women of colour. However, although this community of transformational leadership is on the rise, it’s not spreading nearly fast enough.