Osprey Orielle Lake
Osprey Orielle Lake, MA is a lifelong advocate of social and environmental justice issues. She is the Founder and President of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus and is Co-Chair of International Advocacy for Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. Osprey has traveled to five continents studying ancient and modern cultures while making presentations at international conferences and universities. She is the Founder/Artist of the International Cheemah Monument Project, creating 18 foot bronze sculpture monuments for locations around the world, where people can ponder a better future for the earth and humanity. Her themes concern new cultural narratives and the way public imagery and stories either enhance or distance our relationship with the Earth. Osprey’s unique perspectives as a renowned international sculptor and public speaker on environmental issues have been featured on both national and European television. Osprey studied Ancient History and Biology at Reed College in Portland, Oregon where her focus was on an Ecological Impact Study of the Oregon river system. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz where her reports on the use of phenoxy herbicides and alternative methods for pest management played a central role in Santa Cruz County’s re-evaluation of herbicide use. She received her MA in Culture and Environmental Studies from Holy Names University in Oakland, California. Awards include the National Women’s History Project Honoree, “Taking the Lead to Save our Planet” and the Woman of the Year Outstanding Achievement Award from the California Federation of Business and Professional Women. Her work has received recognition at CNN Headline News; the Campagna Rassegna Dell’Acqua (Review of the Water) Festival in Salerno, Italy; and the 10th International Film, Video & New Media Festival at the Detroit Museum of New Art. Uprisings for the Earth is a Nautilus Book Award.