Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Michele Perrault: Sierra Club President 1984-1986 and 1993-1994, Environmental Educator, and Nature Protector

Interviewee(s):
Perrault, Michele
Interviewer(s):
Eardley-Pryor, Roger
Title:
Michele Perrault: Sierra Club President 1984-1986 and 1993-1994, Environmental Educator, and Nature Protector
Abstract:
Michele Perrault twice served as national President of the Board of Directors for the Sierra Club from 1984-1986, and from 1993-1994. Perrault was born in the Bronx, New York on May 8, 1941, and received her B.A. from Hunter College. She worked in New York as an environmental educator with the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo and as a middle school science teacher. Beginning in the late 1960s, Perrault volunteered with the Sierra Club for many decades at every level, including as chair of various local, regional, and national committees; election to the Club's national Board of Directors for nearly twenty years; and as the International Vice President of the Sierra Club. Perrault also served as a board member of Earth Team, Green Seal, and Greenbelt Alliance. Her lifetime of environmental activism includes three U.S. Citizen Advisory Commissions under three different U.S. Presidents, as well as appointment by the U.S. Department of State as a delegate to several Arctic Treaty Consultative Meetings in locations around the world.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment
Interview date(s):
2018
Project:
Sierra Club
Rights:
Michele Perrault, "Michele Perrault: Sierra Club President 1984-1986 and 1993-1994, Environmental Educator, and Nature Protector" conducted by Roger Eardley-Pryor in 2018, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2019.