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!

Businessman and Stanford alumnus, Alvin Duskin shares his wisdom about how to live life with heart, passion and fun. Living in San Francisco in the 1970s, Alvin decided to get involved in community issues and he enjoyed recognition and success for his political activism. He later went on to work at the Senate Energy Committee and became a pioneer in renewable energy and carbon capture.

John Amodio, founding Executive Director of the Tuolumne River Trust, speaks about the battle to save the Tuolumne River in the Central Valley foothills of California.  The battle was waged after the Stanislaus River fell to dam developers and the Tuolumne was the next target of a $1 billion dam complex. A new approach with diverse allies would be important. John shares the approach that saved the Tuolumne River.

John Amodio moved to the north coast of California, where the giant old growth redwood trees are found, to attend Humboldt State University. Soon he and a small band of students were inspired by Dr. Rudi Becking, a European trained ecologists, to finding a way to expand the recently created Redwood National Park, whose boundaries were a political compromise that were destroying the integrity of the Park.  As part of the Emerald Creek Committee, John played a central role in elevating the issue and spent more than a year in Washington, D.C.  organizing and lobbying, mentored by Representative Phil Burton, the legislative genius behind the successful Park expansion.

   

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/  

Nadananda listens for spiritual guidance every day, and pays attention to messages. One day she heard that the Eel River was dead and the news unexpectedly cut her to the core. She decided to get involved in a big way. Nadananda, tells her story about founding Friends of the Eel River and her inspiration to wage a battle to protect water resources for fish and wildlife.