The Community of Helpers Is Growing

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Unsung Heroism

Remarkable women developing solutions and guiding us towards a sustainable future.

Eco Amazons brings together for the first time the women leading the charge to create a sustainable future for all life on Earth. Their efforts demonstrate how individual concern gives rise to passion, how passion leads to action, and how action effects meaningful change—efforts that can be emulated by each and every one of us.

Fairness and Justice Are Growing

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, as well as Mexico City and in these parts of the United States: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, plus Washington, D.C. and the Coquille Indian Tribe in Oregon. Civil unions and registered partnerships are legal in 20 other countries.