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Heroes

2014 David Ford playing a character loosely based on Abdulrahman Zeitoun in  ‘Second Breath’ 2014

(we can be) HEROES!

These people are listed here as sources of inspiration because of their work, attitudes, projects and responses…  There is no suggestion that these people are perfect.  Reminds us that plenty of people are doing brilliant things to instigate CHANGE.  

The list will grow as suggestions come in.  Please contribute by commenting below if you think of someone who inspires you around positive or brave environmental action.

Abdulrahman Zeitoun

Syrian-American hero of Hurricane Katrina, immortalised in Dave Eggers book ‘Zeitoun‘ and inspiration for the character pictured above.

Edward Abby

Author of The Monkey Wrench Gang and Desert Solitaire.  Environmental Advocate and essayist.  Link

Wendell Berry

Poet, Farmer, Activist. Link

Maija Itkonen

Gold & Green Foods 
Developer of a new vegan product “pulled oats” to help families make quick vegan dinners. Sells out in Finland all the time, people are hunting the product online.  They are expanding with other vegan products.

Pierre Rabhi

A farmer family in Saint Claude de Diray, France who has always resisted extensive & chemical agriculture (contrary to others in the village) for the last decade.  Link

Chai Jing

Under the Dome
Documentary about China’s air pollution

Marcus Brigstock

Speaks out and uses comedy to communicate
Poem

Ken Ward

Risks prison to shut down pipelines
Article

Tadaslin Kawamata

Japanese site specific sculptor

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