Planet bus tour to stop at WFU

By Pam Barrett
Oct. 6, 2005

The 'We The Planet' bus tour, featuring environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill will come to Wake Forest University Oct. 26. As part of the tour, Hill will present a free, public lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium in Benson University Center. A booksigning will follow the lecture.

Julia Butterfly Hill

Planet bus tours are designed to help provide young people the positive solutions and creative strategies they need to act as agents of change toward a peaceful, just and sustainable planet.

Hill is most known for bringing international attention to the plight of the world's last remaining ancient forests when she climbed 180 feet into the branches of a 1000 year-old redwood tree and refused to come down. Her protest ended after 738 days and an agreement that provided permanent protection for the tree known as Luna and a three-acre buffer zone around it.

A writer and poet, Hill is the author of the national best-seller "The Legacy of Luna" and the co-author of "One Makes the Difference." "The Legacy of Luna" is based on her personal account of the Luna tree-sit action and will soon be made into a major motion picture.

Hill is the founder of the non-profit organization, Circle of Life, which promotes the sustainability, restoration and preservation of life. She also created We The Planet, a programmatic project of Circle of Life.

The event is sponsored by the Student Union. For more information, call (336) 758-5697.

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