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Meet Our New CAFO Organizer

Meet Jolinda Buchanan, Sierra Club member since 1988 and the Hoosier Chapter’s newest staff member. As part of Sierra Club’s Environmental Public Education Campaign (EPEC), Jolinda will be working in communities with chapter groups and local activists, raising a strong voice from the grassroots to save our state from massively polluting confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). (See associated article).

“The Hoosier Chapter is lucky to find such a knowledgeable, dedicated, and experienced person to be its first full-time conservation staff person,” said chapter conservation chair Bill Hayden.

“I hope the chapter is able to keep Jolinda on staff after the Sierra Club EPEC grant runs out and can continue to build an effective staff to assist volunteers in our fight to restore our environment,” Bill Hayden said.

Jolinda Buchanan
Jolinda tabling at Ride the River

A native of Bartholomew County, Jolinda comes to the chapter with a strong background in activism.

After graduating from Butler University in 1991, she worked as a staff member with various nonprofit environmental and public interest organizations in Colorado, Massachusetts, and Florida. Her work with organizations such as the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, the Alliance for Florida’s Future, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG), and the state PIRG network gives her a wealth of knowledge on various issues and grassroots-organizing skills.

“I am excited to return to the heartland and throw on my boots to help clean up our waterways, protect family farmers, and save Indiana’s rural heritage,” Jolinda said.

Jolinda invites Hoosiers interested in getting involved in grassroots activism or in finding out more about the CAFO campaign to contact her at (317) 466-1902 or

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Summer 2001