April 18, 2001
Woody Harrelson Cycles to CSUS
To Deliver Unprocessed Advice
Self-proclaimed tree-hugger and world-famous
actor Woody Harrelson bikes to California State University,
Sacramento to talk about environmental concerns at noon, Friday,
May 4. The free event is at the University's Joe Serna Jr.
Harrelson's talk is part of a 1,500 mile, month-long "Simple
Organic Living Tour," to promote ecological reform. The
tour kicked off April 12 at the University of Washington when
Harrelson and friends began a bicycle journey from Seattle
to Los Angeles. The group will be followed by a bus that runs
on a bio-fuel made from hemp and vegetable oils and is equipped
with an organic kitchen as well as solar powered appliances.
The 34 year-old actor, energetic in his environmental concerns
says, "I shamelessly and proudly call myself a tree-hugger.
I've always had an intense relationship with nature, something
which I think all of us have somewhere inside of us."
At the CSUS event, Harrelson will talk about deforestation,
organic food, yoga, low-impact living and striking a balance
between economic and ecological growth.
"Every year, in the United States alone, over 50 million
trees are cut down. I'm upset that in our nation some $85
billion are going to corporate welfare every year. That money
is going to subsidize timber, petroleum, pesticide industries,
nuclear power and mining interests. We're in a situation of
taxation without representation and that's evidenced by the
fact that so many people won't go to the polls," Harrelson
told a reporter for the Environmental Magazine.
Since his involvement with the hit television series Cheers,
Harrelson has had a successful film career, starring in such
movies as Indecent Proposal, Natural Born Killers and White
Men Can't Jump. In 1996, Harrelson won a nomination for an
Academy Award for his role in the movie The People vs. Larry
He continues to work with a variety of environmental organizations
including the Turner Foundation, Surfrider Foundation, Earth
Island Institute and Rainforest Action Network. In 1997, People
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals presented Harrelson with
a "Humanitarian of the Year" award.
Harrelson has twice been arrested for civil disobedience,
once for cultivating his own industrial hemp and again for
scaling the Golden Gate Bridge in protest of the logging of
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