Julia “Butterfly” Hill lived in a tree named Luna for over 700 days. She saved that tree and acres of surrounding forest from being clear-cut. She’s an amazing woman. I really dug this lecture from her that No Impact Man posted last week:
I think she’s so right. Focusing on what we’re against isolates us. A lot of times, it puts off the very folks who’s minds we’re looking to change. Whether we’re talking about veganism, climate change, or any other cause that folks get passionate about, framing the debate in an us vs. them way just doesn’t get things done, you know? I thought this video was a nice reminder that the goal isn’t to just point out what’s wrong but to work together towards making things more right.
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!