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For 738 days Julia Butterfly Hill lived in the canopy of an ancient redwood tree, called Luna, to help make the world aware of the plight of ancient forests. Her courageous act of civil disobedience gained international attention for the redwoods as well as other environmental and social justice issues and is chronicled in her book The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods. Julia, with the great help of steelworkers and environmentalists, successfully negotiated to permanently protect the 1,000 year-old tree and a nearly three- acre buffer zone. Her two-year vigil informed the public that only 3% of the ancient redwood forests remain and that the Headwaters Forest Agreement, brokered by state and federal agencies and Pacific Lumber/Maxxam Corporation, will not adequately protect forests and species.

On December 18, 1999 Julia Butterfly Hill, then 26, came down to a world that recognized her as a heroine and powerful voice for the environment. Her courage, commitment and profound clarity in articulating a message of hope, empowerment, and love and respect for all life has inspired millions of people worldwide. More about Julia at www.juliabutterfly.com/en/

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Building Resilient Communities 2013 with Julia Butterfly Hill

Julia Butterfly Hill | Keynote Presentation Building Resilient Communities Convergence 2013 Northern California Permaculture and Transition Network Convergence Oct. 11th-13th, 2013, Hopland, CA. 

We Trully Are All One, Co-creating our World, Building Resilient Communities.

EarthSayers Julia Butterfly Hill; Susan Silber

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