Dan Ritzman is the Sierra Club's Alaska Program Director. For more than a decade he has worked to thwart efforts to open the Arctic Refuge to oil development and to protect special areas of America's Arctic. Dan has a passion for America's Arctic and has undertaken over 35 trips north of the Arctic Circle.
Joanna Parkman is the Causes editorial intern for Care2. After a stint in Central America, she has landed in Asheville, North Carolina. Joanna has previously published pieces for Mongabay, the Global Forest Reporting Network, and the Guardian. She enjoys reading and writing about the environment and human rights. less