Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Your Call 101508 Wildlands Philanthropy

How can we save the wilderness for public use? On the next Your Call, we'll be joined by philanthropist Kristine Tompkins and Tom Butler, author of Wildlands Philanthropy: The Great American Tradition. The book celebrates natural landmarks by introducing us to the people who transferred privately owned land to the public trust and made much of our park system possible. These are extraordinary people who simply loved the land. How can we work together to carry on their legacies? It's Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Guests: Tom Butler in Colchester, Vermont
Author of Wildlands Philanthropy and editorial projects director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology.

Kris Tompkins in San Francisco
During college she began to work for Chouinard Equipment, the California rock and ice climbing equipment maker that became the global apparel giant Patagonia. In 1979 she became CEO of Patagonia, and 8 years ago she cashed out and used the money to found and endow Conservacion Patagonica. Its goal is the protection and restoration of critical habitats in the Patagonia region of the Southern Cone in South America.

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