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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: April 13, 2000

Activist to Talk About Her Life in a Tree

Julia Butterfly Hill - the environmentalist who lived in a tree for two years to prevent it from being cut down by loggers - will speak at California State University, Sacramento at noon, Wednesday, May 10 in the University Union Ballroom. The talk is free.

Hill received worldwide attention for living on a tarp platform suspended in the branches of a 1,000-year-old Humboldt County redwood tree she named Luna. She first perched herself atop the tree in December of 1997. It wasn't until December of 1999 - two years after an ongoing standoff with Pacific Lumber Co. - that Hill climbed down. Pacific Lumber officials had agreed to spare Luna as well as a surrounding three-acre hillside of other redwood trees.

The activist is expected to speak about her daily life above ground and about how she survived during the cold winter months.

More information is available from the CSUS student activities office at (916) 278-6595. Media information is available from the University's public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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