The Making of an Environmentalist

Here is your chance to learn more about The Lands Council's Executive Director, Mike Petersen and his life-long work in environmental activism. How did a radical environmentalist and Earth First! activist become the Executive Director of The Lands Council? Petersen will describe how he met Ed Abbey, David Brower, and other great environmentalists, took part in direct actions such as Redwood Summer, blockades, and tree sits, and how he has sustained the passion for four decades. He will talk about tactics ranging from direct action and litigation to negotiation and collaboration.

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