Julia Butterfly Hill

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Julia Butterfly Hill is an environmental activist best known for having climbed and lived in a 1,000 year old California Redwood tree for 738 days in 1999 to preserve it from being cut by a logging company. She wqs 23 at the time, and says the experience changed her profoundly. [1]She is now a writer, poet, and an activist. She is the author of the national best seller, The Legacy of Luna, and the co-author of One Makes The Difference, both published by Harper San Francisco. The 2002 Sounds True audio release, Spiritual Activation, captures Julia’s vital message as it was delivered during her appearances across the country. In 1999, Julia founded the non-profit organization, Circle of Life, to promote the sustainability, restoration, and preservation of life. She speaks regularly on university campuses, has addressed the UN, lobbied Congress, and has continued to stand on the front lines of environmental and social justice issues all over the world. She articulates a message of hope, empowerment, love, and respect for all life, has inspired millions of people worldwide." [2]

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  1. Mark Hare A Mix of Yoga, Healthy Food and Service DemocratandChronicle.com. October 8, 2009
  2. Contributors, Consciousness in Action, accessed October 18, 2009.