ILCW member (US) Heidi Hutner did a TedxTalk on “Eco-Grief and Ecofeminism.” It is the story of her journey into environmental teaching and activism, after her cancer diagnosis at 35, and after the loss of her parents, both to cancer. This inspiring talk moves from grief to hope, and calls on each of us to act. She draws on a history of women scientists and environmentalists for her inspiration. If we do act, as Heidi says, “we can fix this thing.”
Dr. Heidi Hutner is the director of the Sustainability Studies Program at Stony Brook University. She teaches and writes about environmental literature and film, environmental justice, ecofeminism, ecocriticism, and media. Hutner writes for magazines and literary journals such as Ms. Magazine, Yes!, Spirituality and Health, Tikkun, American Society for Literature and the Environment, Proximity, Florida Journal Studies, and more, and she has contributed articles to environmental anthologies published by Oxford University Press, Palgrave, and others.
Currently, she is working on two environmental memoirs entitled Inspiring Green Minds: Memoirs of An Eco Professor and Nowhere: Memoirs of an Atomic Family.