Diane Wilson, Badass Green: Grist
Activist, shrimper, and author Diane Wilson (Holy Roller: Growing Up in the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out; or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus) just made the online environmental magazine Grist.org’s top 13 list of Badass Greens. She’s #4, in fact, above Arnold Schwarzenegger.
That’s right. The unreasonable woman beat the Terminator.
Truth be told, Diane wilson could probably kick the ass of everyone else on there. With the exception of the Sicilian mafia (yeah, they made the list).
Think people who love the planet are all wimps and weenies? Think again. Here are thirteen who are giving green a bad reputation—in a good way. Read on to learn more about these Mother-lovers…
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