“You have to act as if it were possible to radically
transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.”

~ Angela Davis

Leslie by tree

Leslie Sheridan, Founder: “Herstory”

There’s a lot of talk about climate change, yet not a lot of “walk” by governments, countries, companies, and individuals!

Some things are being done, but they’re not large enough to address our global climate crisis and put some serious brakes on it.

Some things are too difficult for some folks to do, and forcing them won’t work. How do you get them to take an easy step which benefits them and the planet? This nagged Leslie for two years, until one day, Planet Cents was born in a moment of divine inspiration.

Leslie’s “Eureka” Moment

Leslie did not start with “Let’s start a sustainable marketplace!” (Hardly, as she is not a big consumer and loves thrift shops!). She began with: How do we get as many people and organizations to come together to reverse climate change?

The answer: shopping is something that almost everyone does. If we just ask people to shop sustainably, it’s not too much to get a habitable planet for current and future generations. Best deal ever!

Girl sitting on tree in sunlight – red outfit
Kenyan woman and child on dry land
Not Just Any Marketplace!

A Marketplace on a Mission!

Why is Leslie driven to reverse climate change ASAP?

Human lives and livelihoods are at stake, and all current and future living beings deserve a healthy, habitable planet.

In 2017, there were 68.5 MILLION global climate refugees and the World Bank projects that in three of the most vulnerable regions 143 MILLION people could be displaced by 2050. 

This breaks Leslie’s heart, and she feels that climate talk without climate walk is mass genocide.

Never doubt the power of one pissed-off woman.”
~ Leslie Sheridan

(An adaptation of “Never underestimate the power of a woman.”by Nellie L. McClung)