Want to Change the World? Educate A Girl.
If someone asked you for a way to fight climate change, what would you say? Recycle more? Use solar energy? Drive an electric vehicle?
What about educating girls?
The group Project Drawdown has ranked the 100 most effective climate change solutions. Rooftop solar panels are #10. Electric vehicles come in at #26. Household recycling is #55.
And education girls? Educating girls was number 6. The impact is the equivalent of removing 361 million cars from the road. Simply stated, educating girls is one of the most cost-effective and high-impact ways to fight climate change.
When women are educated, families thrive, communities flourish, and economies grow: When a girl graduates high school, she is more likely to have fewer, healthier children, delay marriage, and make 20% more per year of schooling.
Furthermore, as Project Drawdown notes, "Education also shores up resilience and equips girls and women to face the impacts of climate change. They can be more effective stewards of food, soil, trees, and water, even as nature’s cycles change. They have greater capacity to cope with shocks from natural disasters and extreme weather events."
In short, when you educate a girl, you are literally changing the world to make it better. That’s why Nuria contributes a portion of sales to She’s the First.
About the author, Naomi Furgiuele
Naomi is the founder of Nuria and a self-professed nerd with a love for all things science and skin care. She’s had a hand in product development for some of the biggest global beauty brands in the business, gets some of her best ideas while out on a run, and loves her exfoliator almost as much as her awesome family.