Lois Gibbs – From Love Canal to the Nation
Lois Gibbs, the legendary grassroots champion of environmental justice, describes how society is moving away from counting the bodies resulting from bad industrial and pollution policies to prevention, precaution and other winning strategies for a healthy, safe and economically sound future.
Lois Gibbs founded the Center for Health, Environment & Justice in 1981 after her experience exposing the now-infamous Love Canal disaster, which unfolded in her own backyard (literally). Find out more about Lois and her work and campaigns by visiting the Center for Health, Environment & Justice.
This speech was given at the 2006 Bioneers Conference.