Friends of the Earth mourns the passing of Joe Browder, environmental champion
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On September 18, 2016, Joe Browder passed away at age 78. Before his long fight with cancer, Joe led the fight to protect the Everglades and Big Cypress in Florida. Browder worked at Friends of the Earth under David Brower before co-founding with Louise Dunlap the Environmental Policy Center, which later merged with Friends of the Earth.
Erich Pica, President Friends of the Earth, made the following statement in Browder’s memory:
The environmental movement lost a huge champion for a healthy and just world. Joe was a friend, mentor and a tireless advocate for more wilderness and for climate solutions. He was a leader in early conservation battles such as saving the Big Cypress Swamp in Florida and to stopping the Supersonic Transport airplane that threatened the earth’s protective ozone layer. He was willing to have conversations with natural allies and opponents alike to find real solutions. The planet lost a tireless and tenacious advocate. Joe will be missed.
For more information on the life and work of Joe Browder, please read his obituary in E&E Publishing.
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