Julia Butterfly Hill

Julia Butterfly Hill is a famously eloquent environmental activist, who, from December 1997 to December 1999, lived atop a 1500-year-old California Redwood tree on a tiny, handbuilt platform. She spent 738 days more than 180 feet off the ground on one of the most successful tree sits in Earth First!'s history of organized action. You can watch the entire 2000 documentary about Julia Butterfly's tree sit until September 30 over at PBS.

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3 Responses to Julia Butterfly Hill

  1. Mark Wales September 22, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    For Non-Americans like myself, it’s also on You Tube!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyLiOnmBZLw&feature=player_detailpage

  2. Oliver September 23, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    She then wrote book that sold tens of thousands of copies. Now that’s a lot of paper (recycled or not).

  3. Helen September 29, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

    Oliver, your comment is amazing (in many more ways than one).

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