Winona LaDuke ‘89 (Midwest, MA) is an author, activist, environmentalist, and a Harvard and Antioch University alumna. LaDuke, the Green Party vice-presidential candidate in the 1996 and 2000 elections, shared her revolutionary economic strategies called the “new green revolution” at the virtual Earth Day Symposium event hosted by Fullerton College’s Ethnic Studies Department.
The proposal varied from electric railway systems to creating innovative ways to replace modern plastic items with plant-based through a plant called hemp. She created her own farm called Hemp & Heritage Farm where she started growing hemp to revolutionize the fiber industry. With hemp’s biodegradable characteristics, this will replace the synthetic fibers that are found in many fabric.
“We need a green new revolution and hemp is revolutionary,” LaDuke said.