UCSF Will Host A Virtual Visit With Butterfly From Her Ancient Redwood Tree
(Last updated 10:39 PM ET April 27)
SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS WIRE) - Julia "Butterfly" Hill, the woman who has
been living in an ancient redwood tree for over 15 months, will talk via
speakerphone with attendees of UCSF's Third Annual Earth Fair on Wednesday
(April 28) at 12:15 p.m. in Saunders Court on the UCSF Parnassus campus.
Hill has been living in a redwood tree she name Luna since December 10,
1997 in protest of logging efforts aimed at the Headwaters Forest in
Humboldt County. She grants interviews, writes poetry, and responds to
letter form a 6x8-foot perch located 180 feet above the ground. Luna is 14
feet in diameter and is estimated to be over 1,000 years old.
Attendees of the Earth Fair will be able to speak directly to Hill via a
telephone hook-up on a first-come, first-serve basis. Questions and answers
will be broadcast throughout Saunders Court.
The Earth Fair is being hosted by UCSF Facilities Management and will take
place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Experts on the environment, water, energy,
recycling and the latest technologies will be available to answer
questions. For more information, call 476-0729.
Note: Media representatives interested in attending should call Rebecca
Sladek Nowlis at 415/476-2557.
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