Tim DeChristopher

Passionate climate activist and co-founder of the environmental group, Peaceful Uprising, Tim DeChristopher has become an American hero for his act of civil disobedience, serving 21 months in prison for his actions in  attempting to prevent the catastrophic consequences of climate change

  • Subject of the award-winning documentary film, Bidder 70, which follows his path from college student to incarcerated felon in the name of climate activism
  • His activism is redefining patriotism in our time and igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice
  • Famously protested of a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction of public land in Utah a heroic act of civil disobedience and demand for government and industry accountability
  • Awards and recognition include: America’s Most Creative Climate Criminal by Rolling Stone, Person of the Year 2011 by Utne, TreeHugger’s 2011 Person of the Year, the Holmes-Weatherly Award from the Unitarian Universalist Association, and the Guardian of the Future Award from the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for the Earth


"This is...what courage looks like."

- The Progressive Magazine