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Michael Brune

Executive Director, Sierra Club

Michael Brune is the executive director of the Sierra Club and the author of Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal (2010). During Brune’s nearly three years as the Sierra Club’s executive director, the organization has grown to more than two million supporters, and its Beyond Coal campaign has been recognized as one of the most effective in environmental history. Brune came to the Sierra Club from the Rainforest Action Network, where he served seven years as executive director. Under Brune’s leadership, Rainforest Action Network won more than a dozen key environmental commitments from America’s largest corporations, including Bank of America, Boise, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Home Depot, Kinko’s, and Lowe’s. He and his wife, Mary, attribute their ongoing passion for environmental activism in part to concern that their children inherit a healthy world.

Michael has extensive on-camera experience, and his national television appearances include Piers Morgan Tonight, The Rachel Maddow Show, 60 Minutes, Mad Money with Jim Cramer, and many others.

Michael is based in San Francisco and travels often to the east coast where he can do in-studio interviews.

He is also available for media appearances via satellite when on the West Coast.

  • Executive Director, Rainforest Action Network

Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal. Sierra Club Books, 2010.

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