Rick Taketa, Environmental Advocate
"Rick's environmental work includes serving as Legislative Director for the Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund's National Forest campaign, as the founding Executive Director of Free the Planet, and Assistant Director for Green Corps, where Rick managed an effort to gather 1.2 million signatures and was a central organizer for Earth Day 1995, attended by over 250,000 people in Washington, D.C. Currently, Rick is the Chief Executive Officer for Southern California Risk Management and President of York Risk Management. Prior to that, he was the founding Managing Director for Eventide Management Corporation and an securities attorney with DLA Piper Rudnick. Rick has a B.A. in Economics and English from Colgate University and earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School." 
- Director, Friends of the Earth-US
Resources and articles
- Directors, Friends of the Earth-US, accessed September 13, 2010.