Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Rebecca Tarbotton will be missed

The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) was founded in 1985 to address climate change issues from the perspective of saving rainforests.  For the last couple years it was run by a Rebecca Tarbotton. I learned about RAN a couple years ago while campaigning to shut down the Fisk and Crawford coal plants here in Chicago.
I was really saddened to learn that Rebecca died in a freak accident on Dec 26th. The environmental movement needs more people like Rebecca.   I was certainly inspired by the work Rebecca did, and am posting a link to a fitting memorial over at Grist.  The 16min video (at the end) of a speech by Rebecca in October trumpeting a "win" by the RAN in their ongoing campaign to save rainforests--is especially poignant now.


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