Sharon Smith profiled by SAGE Magazine
Sharon Smith has hung banners targeting corporate headquarters and infiltrated industry gatherings. She fought battles to prevent logging-road construction in untouched US forests. And she ran a youth leadership award program – the Brower Youth Awards – that brought attention to the accomplishments of audacious young folks. She is also, incidentally, a masters student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. I recently caught up with Sharon over a pint at Archie Moore’s to talk about her new book, The Young Activist’s Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World, and the process of training new leaders, tackling graduate school, and managing to stay sane.