Building a Thriving, Toxic-Free Future



Women changing policy

Mission + Core Values

Women’s Voices for the Earth amplifies women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities.

Our core values drive our work, starting with People Matter: We build and maintain relationships that collectively make us stronger. We ensure women have the support and flexibility they need to be effective leaders. Learn more.

Women rally outside of P&G headquarters

Creating a Toxic-Free, Thriving Future

Imagine a world where the earth is taken care of, workers are paid well and treated fairly, and there are no toxic chemicals in our homes, our communities, or our environment. In this world, every point in the cycle of production and consumption – from extraction, to processing, to use, to disposal – contributes not just to a less toxic world, but to a thriving world. Learn more

some of the women at WVE

Why a Women’s Organization?

We believe that everyone, regardless of their race, socio-economic status, or gender, deserves to live in an environment free of toxic chemicals that may give them cancer, cause infertility and birth defects, or cause health problems for future generations. Unfortunately, women tend to face greater levels of exposure to toxic chemicals than men. Learn more.

History and Victories at Women's Voices for the Earth

History and Victories!

Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) was formed by a group of visionary women leaders in Missoula, Montana in 1995. Seeing that many environmental organizations at the time failed to include women in leadership positions and did not fully recognize the systemic connections between health, class, race, and the environment, WVE sought to create a new environmental organization led by women. Learn more.

Personal testimony on impact of toxic chemicals

Inspirational Women

WVE is honored to profile women who inspires us by their work to eliminate toxic chemicals in her personal life, community, school, or business. Many of these women are invaluable volunteers who spread the word about our campaigns through Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, and mobilize other women as media spokeswoman, writing letters to the editor, or giving staff feedback on a new project. Learn more.

Rally for ingredient disclosure in cleaning products

WVE’s Annual Reports

In 2017, you helped eliminate the toxic fragrance ingredient, Galaxolide, from SC Johnson’s products. You brought the need for safe feminine care to the halls of Congress. You moved the world’s largest consumer products manufacturer, P&G, to institute the most far-reaching ingredient transparency policy in the industry. You called upon the California legislature to pass a bill requiring cleaning product makers to disclose ingredients. Learn more.