"This paper deals with women's role in participatory planning and environmental politics. The latter are major platforms where societal and ecological change is dealt with. Women's opportunities to contribute to the new "strategic planning" are analysed on the basis of the author's experience with participatory planning with children and women in Finland. The conclusions indicate that the use of a flexible methodological "tool kit" and the consideration of planning as part of environmental politics may contribute not only to the participation of women, but also to an alternative version of strategic planning from different positions. In the long run, it may have an impact on environments to become more congruent with the needs of women and those of nature."