Hannah Fraser’s resume lists her occupation as “mermaid.” Benjamin Potts’ says, “eco-pirate.” Whitney Black dons a “SurvivaBall” costume to go to work, while Wietse van der Werf is a bona fide “Mischief Maker.” Meet the new faces of eco-activism. Long gone are the homemade placards and rhyming chants shouted by protest-line picketers. In today’s YouTube, 24/7-cable-news-channel world, messages have to be bold, dramatic—and persuasive.
As the daughter of the cofounders of Greenpeace, editor Hunter comes by ecological awareness naturally. She has gathered the stories of 22 individuals throughout the world who are as committed as she to saving the planet by whatever means possible, often at great personal risk. In organizations such as 350.org and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, these intrepid protectors of the earth’s most precious resources are working toward stopping such destructive practices as coal strip mining and rainforest destruction using new and innovative methods. Rousing, electrifying profiles inglobal environmental activism.
— Carol Haggas