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Lynne Pledger

Writer and Environmental Advocate

Lynne Pledger is a writer and environmental advocate. For decades she has worked with Ridge Shinn to preserve heritage livestock breeds and increase regenerative grazing in the Northeast United States. She has also worked on public policy issues such as waste reduction, climate change, and energy in affiliation with NPOs, including Clean Water Action, Sierra Club, and Upstream. She has been a guest lecturer on sustainability topics at UMass Amherst, Smith College, Lesley University, and the Harvard School of Public Health. In addition, she home-schooled her two children and one grandchild. Now living in western Massachusetts, she is writing fiction and poetry.