Emily Hunter has faced the cold, raging seas of Antarctica to save whales and been held hostage to protect the fauna of the Galapagos Islands from illegal poaching. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 she’ll talk about the rebirth of the environmental movement at Washington State University’s Todd Auditorium.
Hunter is the daughter of Greenpeace’s founding president Robert Hunter. She’s a Canadian environmental activist and journalist who put the spotlight on the the world’s second largest oil project, the Canadian tar sands, in an MTV Canada TV documentary. Her free presentation is titled “Activism 2.0 – Rebirth of the Environmental Movement.”
Hunter is developing a new documentary film tentatively called “Youth Revolution” about a new generation’s eco-revolution. As a second generation activist, this story will explore new tactics, leaders and a movement of a different kind.
Hunter’s 2011 book is “The Next Eco-Warriors: 22 Young Women and Men Who are Saving the Planet.” Her visit is sponsored by the WSU Environmental Task Force.