Charlene Spretnak (born 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an author, activist, academic and feminist credited with pioneering work in ecological thought and social criticism. She has contributed to the framing of the women's spirituality, ecofeminist and Green politics movements. Spretnak has also written three books on ecological politics and ecophilosophy. She is the principal co-author of Green Politics: The Global Promise, which was a catalyst for the forming of the Green Party of the United States. She was a co-founder of the party itself.
12. For a summary of the dialogue between ecofeminism and deepecology as of spring 1987, see Michael E. Zimmerman, Deep Ecologyand Ecofeminism: The Emerging Dialogue, in Diamond and Orenstein,eds., Reweaving the World. Also see the articles by Kheel andPlumwood cited in nn 8, 9, and 11, above. Also see Charlene Spretnak,'Radical Nonduality in Ecofeminist Philosophy, in Warren, ed.,Ecological Feminism.
17. The Ten Key Values of' the Green politics movement in theU.S. are ecological wisdom, nonviolence, grassroots democracy, socialjustice and personal responsibility, community-based economics,decentralization, feminism, respect for diversity, globalresponsibility, and sustainable future focus. See Charlene Spretnakand Fritjof Capra, Green Politics: The Global Promise (NewYork: Dutton, 1984)
Profile Charlene Spretnak is author of Missing Mary and States of Grace. Spretnak was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She holds a B.A. magna cum laude, with appointment to Phi Beta Kappa, from St. Louis University (Jesuit) and an M.A. in English and American literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Her work is internationally recognized in Green political thought, social criticism, and cultural history. She was recently voted onto a list of the 100 most influential campaigners for the planet by a group of British experts