Emma Marris is an American non-fiction writer whose works focus on modern environmentalism. Before becoming an author, she wrote for Nature for five years. Her book Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World focuses on conservation approaches that don’t focus on pristine wilderness. Her TED talk on broadening the definition of nature has been watched over 1 million times. Her articles appear in outlets including National Geographic, Outside, the Atavist, Wired, High Country News, and the New York Times. Marris is also a climate justice activist who emphasizes collective action on climate over reducing one’s individual carbon footprint through consumer choices. In November 2019, she was arrested during at sit-in in the office of Oregon Governor Kate Brown, asking the governor to oppose a proposed fossil fuel pipeline in Southern Oregon. She is a board member of the climate justice group Rogue Climate and an institute fellow at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. She lives in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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