This true warrior has an undying passion for the wilderness. Dave Foreman lives his life larger than most in order to protect wilderness for it’s own sake. In the 1980s he co-founded Earth First! in response to what he believed many environmentalists were “not doing” at that time. He believed that there needed to be an “activist” organization that “did things.” This video is a great insight into one of the co-founders of Earth First! You may also enjoy watching our interviews of Mike Roselle and Bart Koehler, the other founders of Earth First!
With over 40 years of experience waging strategic tactics to protect the environment and motivating others to do the same, Mike Roselle, founder of Earth First! shares his tools for being an effective activist. Mike has been especially passionate about stopping clear cut logging and mountain top mining, two very destructive resource harvesting efforts. He shares his Rules for Radicals in this video. If you are passionate enough to wage a fight against environmental destruction, you should watch this video, then put on your boots and get out there!
How important is freshwater to the ocean? According to former Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones Sanctuary manager, Edward Ueber, the freshwater that flows through estuaries to the sea are critical for the survival of marine life. He explains that we need to maintain freshwater flows to the ocean rather than building desalination plants. Ed has a compelling solution to the problem.
What is going on when robins fall out of the sky and die? This pressing question is asked by a young daughter to her father. It is also the first step in the journey that led Riki Ott to her passion in life. Riki later became a marine biologist and toxicologist and was one of the first to respond to the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound Alaska. Another video in this series describes the disaster [Moving Ideas Into Action] - watch as Part II to this story. Here is a quick link: http://theforcesofnature.com/movies/riki-ott/
What is the public trust doctrine? The modern version of the doctrine was first articulated by Joseph Sax in a classic article, and explicitly used by the California Supreme Court in the famous 1983 Mono Lake case. Dr. Sax tells the story about the origins of the public trust doctrine, its value in natural resources law and why we should all care about it.
Jodie Evans is a real life superhero! Where does the co-founder of CODEPINK find her courage and voice to fight for peace and justice? Jodie shares stories about three of her mentors and what she has learned from each of them. She speaks about finding her voice, sharing "the message" and describes how her work has enriched her life and has unleashed a profound joy.