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Michael Graham Richard
Writer, TreeHugger.com and PlanetGreen.com
Michael's main responsibilities at TreeHugger are with the editorial side of things (the text content), but because he is a generalist and slightly obsessive about this great green adventure, he usually has a finger in every pie at the company. He has two law degrees (LL.L and LL.B) and as recently as 5 years ago, nothing seemed to indicate that he would spend almost every waking hour dedicated to the environment. It was reading The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken and Good News For A Change by David Suzuki and Holly Dressel that changed his life. Before that, he knew there were problems but didn't think too much about them. After, he knew there were solutions and couldn't think about anything else. Michael strongly believes that making sustainability mainstream is the thing to do first because governments and corporations will follow their voters and customers. This revolution has to move from the bottom up.