Linda Sheehan

Advocate | Attorney | Author | Entrepreneur

Linda Sheehan is an environmental law and policy expert, entrepreneur, engineer, systems thinker, and aspiring martial artist. Working at the local to global levels, she has co-founded or directed four non-profits, successfully authored and sponsored numerous environmental laws, and achieved recognition as a “California Coastal Hero.” Linda finds inspiration in nature and through advocacy for a legal system that recognizes our deep bond with the natural world.

“Cooperation and caring fueled human evolution. Caring for nature as well achieves our best future. We each have a voice in seeking that future”

Linda Sheehan Working


Linda launched her lifelong quest for a flourishing relationship with nature in elementary school, creating its first “Stop Pollution” club. Applying law, public policy, and science, she has fought locally to globally for the rights of people and natural systems to thrive.

Linda Sheehan Speaking


Linda has provided expert testimony and remarks on environmental topics around the world, addressing the United Nations, national leaders, Congress, state and federal agencies, private industry, nonprofits, universities, foundations, the media (print, radio, television), and the public.

Linda Sheehan Writing


Linda has authored chapters in seven books; penned numerous journal articles, media pieces, and blogs; and drafted legislative language and formal testimony. Her writing offers legal, technical, and strategic solutions, grounded in science and effective policy. Spacer word

Earth Jujitsu: Linda Sheehan at TEDxMarin

Earth Jujitsu: Escaping the Climate Chokehold by Adapting to Nature’s Rights. Our success in adapting to escalating Bay Area climate change depends on whether we learn to evolve with nature, rather than fight against it.