Shades of Green hosts re-cap Austin’s Climate March (April 29). Our own Janis Bookout gave an emotion filled speech during the event in front of the Texas Capitol building.
Our guest was Emma Lierley, the Forests Communication Manager with Rainforest Action Network (RAN), a group that campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. Emma Lierley is a long-time freelance journalist and poet, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications. She has also worked with youth in environmental justice organizations, in sustainable agriculture as an apprentice farmer, and as a trail crew lead and wild land firefighter with the United States Forest Service. Emma works to tell the stories of RAN’s forests campaigns and to amplify their impact in the world. Originally from Seattle, Washington, she currently lives in Oakland with her cat, and happily makes the commute across the Bay to work alongside some of the savviest agitators affecting change today.