Environmental Issues Represented at the Women's March

posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

From Lady Bird Johnson to Christine Whitman, Erin Brokovich to Slyvia Earle, women have played an integral role in the environmental movement. Last Saturday, we saw 26,000 women, men and children march on the Iowa Capitol in support of Women’s Rights. Standing in the middle of the crowd, I was proud to see IEC’s issues well represented. Chants soared across the Capitol lawn.

“What do we do when our water is under attack? Stand up, fight back! What do we do when our environment is under attack? Stand up, fight back!”

“Environmental Justice! For all people!”

Beyond the chanting, creative and artistic posters promoted climate action and clean water. Below are some of the best environmental messages that day. My personal favorite is, “Soil Scientist for Women’s Rights.” 

Environmental signs featured at Women's March on January 21, 2017

Poster highlights not caught on film include:

“Water is life.”

“What do we want? Reliable science! When do we want it? After peer review!”

 "I (heart) the scientific method."

Are you looking for a way to get involved? Join the IEC with a council membership, sign up for our action alerts for a short-cut way to talk to your representative and stay tuned for more tips on talking to your legislator this week from IEC’s Government Relations Manager Kerri Johannsen and Communications Director Emily Holley. 

Thank you to advocates from all over state and to the beautifully diverse women who spoke up for what they believe. We thank everyone who spoke up for the environment Saturday and especially those who do so everyday. 

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  1. clean energy
  2. conservation
  3. healthy soil
  4. land stewardship
  5. millennials
  6. water quality