Friday, May 9, 2008

America's Most Extreme Mom

SheKnows.com has announced Lisa Stevenson as winner of America's Most Extreme Moms contest by an overwhelming vote from online community readers.

Stevenson lives in Alaska, fighting to preserve the wilderness against potential coal strip mine infiltration. "We're trying to derail a division of the State of Alaska from surrounding our entire community with a 35,000 acre metallurgical coal strip mine," said Stevenson. "The pristine air we breathe, silence and solace of our wilderness neighborhood and clean mountain water that sustains life for the people and animals that call this home are at stake."

Stevenson not only strives for environmental justice, but is a true extreme mom, dealing with the lifestyle challenges of motherhood in the remote Alaskan wilderness. Stevenson, husband Ben and nine month old daughter Taslyn live in a spot so remote it can only be reached by foot or ATV. They resourcefully use solar power and cook meals on a wood burning cook-stove. Water for the cabin is hauled from a spring, and the bathroom is an outhouse perched over a cliff.

Far out, Lisa! Happy Mother's Day.

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