Award-winning journalist Diana Kapp joins me to talk about her brilliant new book, Girls Who Green the World: Thirty-Four Rebel Women Out to Save Our Planet. We discuss the climate challenges facing us and how these amazing activists are making a huge difference in their efforts to shift our trajectory.
In Her Own Words…
My journalism has taken me inside San Quentin prison, and to deepest Afghanistan. I have covered teen suicide clusters in Palo Alto, apps and bots to fight depression, and my dad falling headlong in love at 85. My path to writing has been circuitous. I’ve worked for a senator and a biotech start-up, made ads for Nike, and helped launch women’s sportswear retailer Lucy. I went to Stanford and got an MBA. I’ve lived in Kenya, and the Haight. I love the Sawtooth Mountains, Neil Young, my 5am running club, and climbing mountains. I wish I could play guitar and sing, but I have no talent. I’m a wannabe “rancher.” Check out www.idahorocky.com.
My work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, ELLE, Marie Claire, O the Oprah Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, Sunset, Outside.com. My first book Girls Who Run the World (Random House) published in 2019, and was endorsed by Madeline Albright(!) and featured in Forbes and on NPR’s Marketplace. On April 5th, in time for Earth Day, Girls Who Green the World came into the world. The book answers who are the environmental change makers of this critical moment?
I suppose this book started in my childhood. I was raised on Sierra Club trips and forced Sunday hikes, which ultimately worked to make the natural world my true religion. It was my teenage and 20-something kids who made me feel the urgency of the climate crisis. They gave the book the nod, which I consider the highest praise imaginable.
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