Following on the momentum of the People’s Climate March, women leaders gathered at a Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network event to discuss their strides at the forefront of the climate justice movement. For example, indigenous leaders Cherri Foytlin of Bold Louisiana and Faith Gemmill of RedOil shared the impact of climate change and extractive industries on their native lands and ways of life. Leaders like Leila Salazar-López of Amazon Watch and Sally Jewell Coxe of the Bonobo Conservation Initiative focus their efforts on protecting the Amazon and Congo Basin rainforest ecosystems, home to rich biological diversity and serving as “the lungs of earth.” Photo credit: WECAN International