Rebecca Tarbotton

 

 

Age: 39

 

Summary: Canadian environmental activist who served as the executive director of Rainforest Action Network since 2010 becoming the first woman to hold the position in RAN's 27-year history, and who helped to persuade big banks to stop financing mountaintop removal mining and Disney to reduce its use of paper made from trees cut down in rain forests.

 

 

Cause of Death: Drowned in a swimming accident

 

Born: July 30, 1973

 

Died: December 26, 2012

 

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico