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Biography

In 1985, two years after receiving her B.A. from Prescott College, she attended the Round River Rendezvous sponsored by Earth First! and became an active member. A majority of her work for the group was arousing public awareness of environmental issues through media outlets.

Today, Peg Millett is busy singing her activism. She gives concerts and lectures on social and environmental issues for colleges and universities, as well as nonprofit organization such as the International Native Forest Network, Nuclear Resistor, Earth First! and California Sage. She sings to sustain the soul, to hold out hope, to name sadness, to inspire, to call to arms, to worship the forest and to grieve. The songs are about the forest, the beauty of wild things, the loss of the West, how a bird sounds, the feeling of the cool of the day and about the ugliness that corrupts people's souls.

Many of these songs accompanied Millett during her activist activities: "When I was able to do demonstrations, singing would help keep people awake when we protested for sixteen to twenty-four hour stretches at logging or uranium mine sites. Singing helped lighten the load and helped keep hearts strong. When people are singing together, it's really powerful."

In January 1995, Millett released her second recording on CD and cassette, Clear Horizon, on her Hidden Waters Music label. Her first recording, Gentle Warrior, released only on cassette has sold more than 1500 copies.

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