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 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 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 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 2013
The 50th anniversary of Earth Day, expected to be celebratory, arrives at a somber moment. COVID-19 human tragedies continue to ravage communities, and UN Environment warns that “nature is sending us a message” we must heed to avoid future pandemics. This Earth Day demands both deep reflection and bold action. Fortunately, it arrives as the...