Our own Ruddy Turnstone is featured in the second video of Dogwood Alliance’s Forest Defenders series: Stories Happen in Forests! Watch the video & become a Forest Defender at Dogwood Alliance.
Ruddy Turnstone is a GE trees campaigner for Global Justice Ecology Project and sits on the Campaign to Stop GE Trees Steering Committee. She works to ban genetically engineered trees from commercialization globally, nationally and locally. A half-desi from the southeastern so-called U.S., she loves tree climbing when she is not fighting mutant trees. Ruddy provides direct action climb trainings for the Earth First! Climbers Guild, Greenpeace, at Trans and Women’s Action Camps, and tree climbing to the public as recreation through Shadow Tree Climbing LLC.
Ruddy has also been an Everglades Earth First! (EEF!) organizer since 2007. Through EEF! She provides direct action trainings. Since 2010 through EEF! and the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition she has worked to stop a 682 acre forest from turning into a biotech city in South Florida. She has also worked with native and non-native peoples to fight a proposal from FPL to build one of the largest fossil fuel power plants in the country next to the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation.