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EPISODE 11: Elevate: Public Interest Trailblazer Karin Sheldon

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Welcome to the first episode of Elevate, a Hothouse Earth miniseries featuring interviews with women in environmental law and policy. Today our hosts Jeannie Oliver and Veronica Ung-Kono speak with attorney Karin Sheldon, a true trailblazer in the field of public interest environmental advocacy. We’ll hear what it was like to be one of just a few women in law school during the beginning of the modern environmental movement, discuss the importance of mentorship, and consider why we should be hopeful about the future of our profession.




Recommended Resources

Bowman, Cynthia Grant, (2009): Women in the Legal Profession from the 1920s to the 1970s: What Can We Learn from Their Experience about Law and Social Change? Cornell Law Faculty Publications. Paper 12.

Green 2.0, exploring diversity in environmental organizations

Halton, MaryClimate change ‘impacts women more than men, 8 March 2018, BBC News.

McCarthy, Joe,  Why Climate Change Disproportionately Affects Women, 5 March, 2020, Global Citizen.




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