Brian Tokar is an activist and author, a part-time lecturer in the Environmental Program since 2006, and a long-time faculty and board member of the Institute for Social Ecology, based in Plainfield, Vermont. He is the author of The Green Alternative (1987, Revised 1992), Earth for Sale (1997), and Toward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Change (2010, Revised 2014), and he has also edited three volumes on biotechnology and food issues. His latest book is Climate Justice and Community Renewal: Resistance and Grassroots Solutions (Routledge, 2020), an international collection on grassroots climate responses, coedited with Tamra Gilbertson, a lecturer at the University of Tennessee.
Brian was a founding board member of Vermont’s 350.org affiliate, 350Vermont, and served on that board for ten years. He has contributed to several recent international collections, including The Routledge Handbook on the Climate Change Movement (2014) and Handbook of Climate Justice (2019), Climate Justice and the Economy (2018), Globalism and Localization: Emergent Solutions to Our Ecological and Social Crises (2019), The Global Food System: Issues and Solutions (2014), and Pluriverse: The Post-Development Reader (2019).