Tzeporah Berman: This Crazy Time – Living Our Environmental Challenge
Passionate, profound and funny, Tzeporah Berman is one of Canada’s most influential environmentalists. In her early 20s she faced nearly 1000 criminal charges and six years in prison for her role organizing blockades in Canada’s rainforest. Today, Berman is an Adjunct Professor at York University and works as a strategic advisor on climate and energy issues to a number of First Nations, environmental organizations and philanthropic foundations. As cofounder of ForestEthics, Berman helped protect over 65 million acres of land through innovative partnerships with corporations. Her recent campaign, PowerUp Canada, blends hard information, civic appeals, and a virtual gathering space to push citizens from lifestyle changes to legislative demands.
Tzeporah Berman has been profiled as one of 50 Visionaries Changing the World in Utne Reader and was included in the BC Royal Museum permanent exhibit of one of 150 people who have changed the face of British Columbia. Her talk, This Crazy Time offers a wryly honest, behind-the-scenes, ultimately uplifting look at the state of the planet.