30 Dec '12, 6pm

The world has lost a true Heroine for the Planet: RIP Becky Tarbotton, Rainforest Action Network's leader. Sadness.

Environmental heroine Rebecca Tarbotton died tragically on Wednesday, December 26th. Rebecca was the Executive Director of San Francisco-based environmental group Rainforest Action Network. “RAN is heartbroken by our loss of Becky, but we are committed to continuing the course that she set for us,” Nell Greenberg, the group’s spokeswoman, said. “Focusing on our core purpose of protecting forests, moving the country off of fossil fuels and defending human rights through bold, effective, and innovative environmental corporate campaigns.” Michael Brune, former Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network and current President of the Sierra Club, mourned the loss of a dear friend and reflected on her legacy. “Becky reshaped Rainforest Action Network, and was a force against deforestation and corporate greed. She was a rising star.” Rebecca was the first woman ever to lead R...

Full article: http://eco-chick.com/2012/12/12850/heroines-for-the-plane...

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