My 5: Larry Long, Musician, Activist, Teacher

March 15, 2010 by  
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Larry Long is co-founder and executive director of Community Celebration of Place. Photo: Courtesy Larry Long

Blue Planet Green Living (BPGL) asked Larry Long, troubadour, social activist, and teacher, two questions we like to ask all our interviewees. Long is the founder of the Mississippi River Revival. He’s the man who brought Woody Guthrie’s memory home to Okemah, Oklahoma. And, he’s the founder and executive director of Communitiy Celebration of Place. Following are his responses. — Julia Wasson, Publisher

5 Ways to Save the Planet

BPGL: What are the five most important things we can do to save the planet?

1. Listen.
2. Be awake.
3. Begin from where you are.
4. There’s no better time than now.
5. Be kind to all that live.

2 Minutes with the President

BPGL: If you had two minutes with President Obama, what would you say to him?

LONG: Who I’d really like to sit with is Michelle. [He laughs.] I’ve been told by people who know them personally that Michelle is very wise. She’s his pillar.

What would I say to President Obama? In the short term, abstain from getting mired in a part of the world that even Genghis Khan couldn’t control.

Larry Long

Community Celebration of Place

Blue Planet Green Living (Home Page)

Related Posts

Part One: A Conversation with Larry Long, Lifelong Activist and Folksinger

Part Two: Larry Long on Bringing Woody Home

Part Three: Folksinger Larry Long on Elders’ Wisdom, Children’s Song (Top of Page)


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