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E-M:/ Julia Butterfly Hill at MSU



 ECO and the RISE Program *Present

Julia Butterfly Hill, Environmental Activist

February 15th, 2002 5:00pm
Elizabeth Conrad Hall, Michigan State University


Julia Butterfly Hill an environmental activist, poet, and writer. Julia is most famous for her record-breaking 738-day tree sit in a 1,000-year-old redwood tree in California. Through this she attained the unprecedented feat of stopping a lumber company from clear-cutting 2.9 acres of redwood forest.  Hill is the founder of the Circle of Life Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to promote the sustainability,  restoration, and preservation of life.  Through this organization she continues to work on promoting preservation forthe remaining 3% of ancient redwoods. Julia is a frequent speaker atenvironmental conferences around the world, and is the recipient of manydistinguished awards. Her book _The Legacy of Luna_ is currently a National Bestseller.

For more info on Julia visit:  http://www.CircleOfLifeFoundation.org

For a map of Conrad Hall, visit: http://www.msu.edu/dig/msumap/rightmid.html

Julia's speech is open to the public, but will be taking place at theconference "Turn Down the Heat: Students Creating a Cure for Climate
Change", hosted by MSU ECO. For more info please see http://www.msu.edu/~eco/stopgas.html

Any questions, please contact Amy Gregory at eco@msu.edu, or 517-664-1145

* Julia's appearance is also funded by the Bailey Scholars Program, the College of Social Science, the Resource Development Department, and the McDonel, Holmes, and Case Hall Student Governments at Michigan State University