Julia Butterfly Hill
- Title: Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods
- Author: Julia Butterfly Hill
- ISBN: 9780062516589
- Page: 404
- Format: Hardcover
On December 18, 1999, Julia Butterfly Hill s feet touched the ground for the first time in over two years, as she descended from Luna, a thousandyear old redwood in Humboldt County, California.Hill had climbed 180 feet up into the tree high on a mountain on December 10, 1997, for what she thought would be a two to three week long tree sit The action was intended to sOn December 18, 1999, Julia Butterfly Hill s feet touched the ground for the first time in over two years, as she descended from Luna, a thousandyear old redwood in Humboldt County, California.Hill had climbed 180 feet up into the tree high on a mountain on December 10, 1997, for what she thought would be a two to three week long tree sit The action was intended to stop Pacific Lumber, a division of the Maxxam Corporation, from the environmentally destructive process of clear cutting the ancient redwood and the trees around it The area immediately next to Luna had already been stripped and, because, as many believed, nothing was left to hold the soil to the mountain, a huge part of the hill had slid into the town of Stafford, wiping out many homes.Over the course of what turned into an historic civil action, Hill endured El Nino storms, helicopter harassment, a ten day siege by company security guards, and the tremendous sorrow brought about by an old growth forest s destruction This story written while she lived on a tiny platform eighteen stories off the ground is one that only she can tell.Twenty five year old Julia Butterfly Hill never planned to become what some have called her the Rosa Parks of the environmental movement Shenever expected to be honored as one of Good Housekeeping s Most Admired Women of 1998 and George magazine s 20 Most Interesting Women in Politics, to be featured in People magazine s 25 Most Intriguing People of the Year issue, or to receive hundreds of letters weekly from young people around the world Indeed, when she first climbed into Luna, she had no way of knowing the harrowing weather conditions and the attacks on her and her cause She had no idea of the loneliness she would face or that her feet wouldn t touch ground for than two years She couldn t predict the pain of being an eyewitness to the attempted destruction of one of the last ancient redwood forests in the world, nor could she anticipate the immeasurable strength she would gain or the life lessons she would learn from Luna Although her brave vigil and indomitable spirit have made her a heroine in the eyes of many, Julia s story is a simple, heartening tale of love, conviction, and the profound courage she has summoned to fight for our earth s legacy.
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This book is truly incredible, and I only wish everyone in this country would read it and receive it's meaning. While certainly not winning any prizes for style or literary merit, Julia Butterfly has such a wise and grounded slant on the amazing 2 years that were her life in a Redwood tree.In many ways I felt a serious kinship with this woman, who was younger than I am now when she made the sacrifices she made, and in others I feel wholly inadequate in comparison. She is a wonderful inspiration [...]
This novel provides an autobiography of Julia Hill, and her experience living in a redwood tree for TWO YEARS. At first I thought it would be dull- how could I read a story about a woman living in a tree? I was quickly hooked to this book though. What makes it really fascinating is that Julia wasn’t your typical environmentalist. In fact, until she sat in the tree, she wasn’t an environmentalist at all (she was a business major-gasp!). The Legacy of Luna also points out that the traditional [...]
I love this story and never get tired of it.
I met this woman after I listened to her speak at my college. She signed my copy of this work. Also she was amazing and very inspiring. I will have to reread this. She is the reason for a lot of my little behaviors. Even one person can make a difference.
I feel the fact that someone lived in a tree for two years to save it makes this story worthy of being read. She is an extremely strong person and her view point on life is humbling and whole. The story tugs on the heart strings, especially if you have a thing for trees and environmental activism.
Julia Butterfly Hill lived in a redwood tree called "Luna" for 738 days to draw attention to the dangers of deforestation, and to save the old growth forest near Stafford, California. The clear-cutting practices of the Pacific Lumber Company had led to a series of events, including mudslides, the decimation of animal habitats, and the death of an environmental activist named David Chain. Believing that one person could make a difference, Julia climbed the tree with the support of an organization [...]
I have copied many many paragraphs from this book and included them in the notes here. This is a story about events that happened about 20 years ago. But it is a story about events that happen continuously as some people undertake civil disobedience for causes that move us to dramatic action.Julia butterfly Hill has taken this life-changing episode of her life into a future where she continues to try to make the world a better place and encourages us to join her in that effort.Some people in soc [...]
I would never spend two years in a tree. I knew that before reading this book and I'm even more convinced now. However, I have the deepest respect for people who put their heart, soul and life into what they believe - at the same time, I'm well aware of the thin line between standing up for what you believe in and becoming a fanatic. On the most part, Julie Butterfly Hill stays on the right side of this line and I'm amazed at how she survived 738 days in an ancient redwood in California to try a [...]
Story of a sellout in the struggle to save the precious giants"me me me me" - No, you are not a star, and there were and are a lot of others involved in that struggle on many levels, much more than the pretty attention seeking Butterfly.
In The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods, Julia Butterfly Hill recounts her experience of living on Luna, a Redwood tree, for two years to save it from logging. Perched over 100 feet above the ground on Luna, Hill has a bird’s eye view of the Redwood forest and the devastation caused by logging. Her tree-sit ends after an agreement is successfully negotiated that will save Luna and some of the surrounding trees. This is a quick and easy read. T [...]
The story was interesting, but her writing was terrible. She lacked depth and thoughtfulness. She frequently did extreme actions just because she 'knew she had to'.I am very much unimpressed by people who do extreme things because of a feeling with little knowledge or reasoning. This is the sort of thing that leads to suicide bombings and airplane hijacking.While her cause happened to be good, and those others we see as bad, the motivations are the same.This book was in no way inspirational to m [...]
This one is hard for me to rate.I think saving redwoods is a noble and worthy cause. And I really admire Julia Butterfly's passion, devotion and courage during her two year tree sit. I really enjoyed reading about the experience and emotion of living in and loving a tree for two years. She was so brave and devoted to Luna. It was amazing to read about that.I did question her "facts" at times. She says she was unaware of the cause when she volunteered for the tree sit, which I think is great. She [...]
If you have ever been called a tree-hugger, environmentalist, then this book is for you. When I first read this book, I wanted to do everything I could to save our trees, and subsequently almost got in a lot of trouble with the law because of it! This book is about a young woman, Julie "Butterfly" Hill, who agrees to do a short "tree-sit" in a redwood in Northern Cali. Unknown to her at the time, she would not set foot on the ground again for nearly 2 years! Her story deals with everything from [...]
You know when people ask ' If you could have lunch with anyone, who would pick' ? Well you might just want to consider adding Julia "Butterfly" Hill to that list of potential fantasy lunch dates!This humble story shows just how much one person really can make a difference. As Julia spends over 2 years living in a tree to protect the forest, we learn not only about her, but about how consumerism/greed, violence, and the lack of love in our society, is destroying our world.This is a truley remarka [...]
What an inspiration! I LOVED this book. I love the whole idea that this young person with nothing more than a desire to follow her guidance, do the right thing, and help where she could was able to make such a difference in the world! Her story is so moving because her success is a direct result of her willingness to remain rooted in loving intention and peaceful action. She is living proof that peaceful forms of activism ARE effective, and in fact, transformative. I also received a brief educat [...]
From the point of view of preserving the natural world this is a great book. The author is an intrepid and deeply convicted woman. She's also the daughter of an itinerant preacher and wife. Her values stem from a liberal form of Christian justice, broad concern for humanity and a profound sense of stewardship for our planetThis short but thoughtful book sets up convincing arguments in support of sustainable forestry and agriculture.
This is a very captivating book. I knew nothing about this sort of activism or about the battle for the trees before I read this book. It's a wonderful book that hopefully will inspire change, but I felt a little down after reading it. Where is the justice? Even though the idea of the book is eternal hope and optimism, I finished the book thinking one simple thing; People suck.
I remember when I first heard about the woman who lived in a tree for two years. Before I read the book, that line 'the woman called Butterfly who lived in a tree for two years' was a story I told. This story touched my heart completely.
A powerful story about the human spirit and humankind's ability to stand up for what is right and make a difference!
I want to live in a tree!!!!
Two years in a tree-sit in an old growth redwood tree. A very touching and inspirational story. It made me sad, angry, hopeful and finally, joyful. It made me cry; it made me cheer. Julia Butterfly Hill is my hero. We can all draw strength from her commitment to fight against the destructive forces of human greed and callousness."In the beginning, there was Love, and Love created and thus became Creator. I give all honor and glory and my humblest gratitude to the Creator for giving me the gift o [...]
Life in a tree can be surprisingly busy.The Legacy of Luna tells the story of an ancient redwood tree and a woman who interpreted the words “We don’t need you.” as a call to action.Before reading The Legacy of Luna, I had heard of Julia Butterfly Hill and I knew that she had lived in a tree. I did not know that she is a woman of courage, faith, and ingenuity with an apparently strong streak of stubbornness.Read the whole review at: greengroundswell/the-lega
She was selfless and determined to save Luna and make a difference for saving forests. Too bad big corporations get away with illegal manipulations and governments allow it. Money talks louder than the crash of the biggest falling trees, fastest landslides, and endangering of our ecosystem. Most of us are just an annoying insect on the faces of corporations making millions. She sure gave the issue her best. 7 out of 10
I love memoirs that are scientific and poignant and deal with people who try and change the world for the better. Unfortunately,The Legacy of Lunamisses the mark due to it's lack of structure, eloquence, and scientific background/explanations for the reader. Julia Butterfly Hill is an inexhaustible optimist who lived in a Californian redwood tree named Luna for over two years. She ended up in this situation "fatefully" (as she describes it) and thus appears to have become a lifelong activist. He [...]
This was interesting. Not a book I would have chosen for myself but this was a bookclub selection and I'm glad it was. I asked myself "Where was I when all this was happening?" The answer "oh, yeah, I had a 11 and 13 year old at home. I was busy."
I read this years ago and still remember her language was absolutely beautiful and really inspires direct action.
This is such an amazing story! Julia is an inspiration, her experience makes me want to go live in a tree as well. As I was reading this I found myself getting so angry at the Pacific Lumber workers, I just can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that so many people can just cut down beautiful forests like it's nothing.
The Legacy of Luna is the autobiography of Julia “Butterfly” Hill. Julia, originally taking a world trip, stopped at Grizzly Creek State Park to see the California redwoods. The beauty of the forest overwhelmed her and she was horrified and called to action when she learned that huge portions of ancient forests were being cut down. She ended up sitting in a nearly 200 foot redwood named Luna for over two years in order to bring some rightful change. Julia Hill’s determination is unmatched [...]
On December 10, 1997, Julia Butterfly Hill climbed 180 feet to the top of a 1,000-year-old redwood in Humboldt County, California. She was not being playful. Her act was one of civil disobedience. The Pacific Lumber Company was about to cut it and the trees around it down.A small platform, barely big enough for two people, covered by a tarpaulin had been constructed for her “tree sit.” Hill thought she might be off the ground for two, maybe three weeks, but her vigil took much longer. Her fe [...]
Out of five stars I give " The Legacy of Luna" four stars. This book was very interesting to read, I never wanted to put the book down because I wanted to know what comes next. A quote that was significant to me was, "If people's hopes are placed on me and I come down, do their hopes come down with me?" I was intrigued by this statement and it made me want to keep reading to see if she would come down from the tree or not. Because of her statement I knew that Luna would do something life changin [...]
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