24 November 2023

Masculinities for a Greener Future: A New Story


A series of online conversation to build a greener and more just future for all

Masculinities for a Greener Future: A New Story


Did you miss our captivating exploration of masculinities and their impact on sustainability?

We delved deep into the meaning of "unpacking masculinities" and its relevance to our journey towards a more sustainable future, including its crucial role in achieving the European Green Deal. Starting with the fundamentals – we explored hegemonic masculinity, ecomasculinity, and ecological masculinities.

We unraveled the distinctions between them and discussed strategies to promote sustainable masculinities. Moreover, we examined how masculinities contribute to broader social justice movements, revealing how understanding these concepts can help us tackle the pressing challenges we face in realizing a sustainable and green future.

The event was co-hosted by Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) and Starfish Collective, a dynamic group of educators, researchers, and activists dedicated to engaging individuals of all genders, including boys and men, in building a genuinely sustainable and inclusive planet.

If sustainability and the intricate interplay of masculinities intrigue you, this thought-provoking event, brimming with inspiration and insights, is not to be missed!


  • Dr. Paul M. Pulé (he) – scholar and educator for change, social and environmental justice activist. Co-author of the book Ecological Masculinities and co-Editor of the book Men, Masculinities & Earth.
  • Co-founder of the Starfish Collective. Abigail Sykes (she) – journalist, translator and educator with a focus on the Transition to sustainable, just and regenerative societies. Co-founder of Starfish Collective.
  • Dr. Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike (he) – an assistant professor in the Department of English, University of Calgary, Canada, researching postcolonial and ecocritical literatures, gender (masculinities), and creative writing.
  • Nosheen Rana (she) – Associated with University of Wah, Pakistan. PhD scholar in Numl and currently in Utrecht University, Netherlands for her research work. Researcher in the field of Postcolonial Eco Masculinity.
  • Sohanur Rahman (he) – a youth climate advocate and Chief Executive of Bangladesh Model Youth Parliament, is an expert in youth leadership, activism, masculinities and climate justice.


What it again:

This event is brought to you by Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) - a partner of the REAL DEAL project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101037071. The content herein is the views of WECF, unless otherwise stated, and should not be interpreted to represent the views of the European Union. Go to www.realdeal.eu