Julia Butterfly Hill

Julia Butterfly Hill, author of the national best-seller The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods and coauthor of One Makes the Difference, is an activist, writer, and poet.

She brought international attention to the plight of redwood forests when, in 1997, she climbed 180 feet into the branches of a 1,000 year-old redwood tree and refused to come down.

Her historic protest to the environmental destruction caused by the clear-cutting of ancient redwoods culminated after nearly two years (738 days, to be exact), with a negotiated agreement that provided permanent protection for the tree, known as Luna, and for a three-acre buffer zone around it.

The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Hill is one of the most internationally recognizable figures in environmental activism. In 1999, she founded the nonprofit organization, Circle of Life, sponsored by the Trees Foundation, to promote the sustainability, restoration, and preservation of life. She has since gone on to cofound the Engage Network and is also a founding advisor of the Women’s Earth Alliance.

A frequent speaker at environmental conferences, as well as university campuses, Hill facilitates numerous workshops and skills-share trainings in various venues. She has addressed the United Nations, lobbied congress, and has continued to stand on the front lines of environmental and social justice issues around the world.

Hill’s audio release, Spiritual Activation, captures her passionate message of standing together in unity, solidarity, and love to heal the wounds in the earth and each other.

Julia Butterfly Hill at Omega