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Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, comes to Madison for Isthmus Green Day 2013
Michael Brune
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Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, is a keynote speaker at Isthmus Green Day. This sixth annual expo will be held on Saturday April 20, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Monona Terrace. Admission is free and open to the public.

Early in his career Brune worked for Greenpeace and immediately knew he'd found his calling. He moved on to the Rainforest Action Network, where his leadership helped secure a commitment from Home Depot to phase out sales of wood from endangered forests. Brune got similar environmentally focused commitments from Citi, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Kinko's and Lowe's.

Brune's 2008 book, Coming Clean: Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Coal, addressed climate disruption and laid out an ambitious plan for moving America toward a clean-energy economy. "I've been working on solutions to the climate crisis for a long time, but I never really expected that it would hit home for me quite the way it did," he said recently. "Like the attack on Pearl Harbor or the 9/11 assault, Sandy rocked our nation into awareness of a threat to everything we hold dear. We must meet that challenge."

"The Sierra Club is devoted to protecting the planet's last, best places," Brune says, "and to having a great time exploring and enjoying those places."

Isthmus Green Day is pleased to welcome Brune as a guest speaker. Come join in the conversation.

Isthmus Green Day is an expo and forum that celebrates and promotes environmentally conscious living through informative exhibits, product demonstrations, educational activities, fascinating speakers, shopping opportunities, and more. This popular community event, now in its sixth year, attracts thousands of visitors, drawn from the massive Isthmus audience of active, interested and influential people.

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