Brian Tokar has been an activist, author and a critical voice for ecological activism since the 1980s. He is currently the Director of the Institute for Social Ecology and a lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont. Brian's books include The Green Alternative (1987, revised 1992), Earth for Sale (1997), andToward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Change, released in 2010. He edited two books on the politics of biotechnology, Redesigning Life? and Gene Traders, and co-edited the recent collection, Agriculture and Food in Crisis: Conflict, Resistance and Renewal (Monthly Review Press).
Brian received a Project Censored award for his investigative history of Monsanto Corporation (first published in The Ecologist) and was an organizer of the annual Biojustice protests against the biotechnology industry from 2000 - 2007. He is a founding member of the activist network Climate SOS, and his articles on environmental issues and popular movements appear in Z Magazine and Synthesis/Regeneration, and on websites such as Counterpunch, ZNet, and Toward Freedom.