Tom Turner

Tom TurnerTom Turner worked with the legendary David Brower for nearly 20 years, first at the Sierra Club and then in starting and building Friends of the Earth. He has edited the journal Not Man Apart, authored three books, and written articles published in such newspapers as the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.

He has also written extensively for environmental periodicals such as Sierra, Mother Earth News, The Amicus Journal, and many others. In 1986, he began working for the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, now known as Earthjustice. Today he is Earthjustice's senior editor and director of publications.

Turner has given hundreds of talks and radio and television interviews in his 35-year career. He has been a guest lecturer in the "New Horizons in Science" series sponsored by the National Science Foundation, has given his "100 Years of the Sierra Club" lecture to numerous audiences, and recently made a presentation to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco entitled "Justice on Earth."

He speaks on the history of the environmental movement, current environmental conflicts, and environmental law and litigation.

Interview videos are available here, and his biography of David Brower is available here. To discuss Tom Turner as a possible speaker, please call 408-865-0888, or send us an email message here.

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