Julia Butterfly Hill

Julia Butterfly Hill brought international attention to the plight of the world’s last remaining ancient forests when she climbed 180 feet into the branches of a 1000 year-old redwood tree and refused to come down.  Her historic protest to the environmental destruction caused by the clear-cutting of ancient redwoods culminated after 738 days with an agreement that provided permanent protection for the tree known as Luna and a 3 acre buffer-zone around it.

Julia Butterfly Hill is an activist, a writer and a poet.  She is the author of the national best seller The Legacy of Luna, co-author of One Makes The Difference, and her latest release, Becoming, poems, pictures, and short stories.   The audio release, Spiritual Activation, captures Julia’s vital message as it is given at standing-room-only appearances across the country.  All of Julia’s books (and the packaging for the CD) have been published with 100% post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based inks and chlorine-free processing, pushing the publishing industry to a higher standard of ecological sustainability. 

The recipient of numerous prestigious awards and distinctive honors, Julia Butterfly Hill is one of the most internationally recognizable figures in environmental activism. 

Julia founded the non-profit organization, Circle of Life, co-founded What’s Your Tree, and was the visionary of We The Planet, setting the standards for green festivals, events, and tours in the US.  She also acts as a strategic advisor for numerous other organizations.  Julia Butterfly Hill speaks regularly on university campuses, has addressed the United Nations, lobbied congress, and has continued to stand on the front lines of environmental and social justice issues all over the world.  Her courage, conviction and profound clarity in articulating a message of hope, empowerment, and love and respect for all life has inspired millions of people worldwide.




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