Brian Tokar is an activist and author, a lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont, and an active board member of 350 Vermont and the Institute for Social Ecology. He is the author of The Green Alternative, Earth for Sale, and Toward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Change. He is also the co-editor of Agriculture and Food in Crisis (with Fred Magdoff) and two collections on biotechnology issues: Redesigning Life? and Gene Traders. He is currently working on a new international collection on civil society climate responses, titled Climate Justice and Community Renewal: Campaigns and Strategies from the Frontlines. He holds a BS in physics and biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MA in biophysics from Harvard University.