Treesong’s Mission

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Treesong is a Real Life Superhero. Real Life Superheroes are people who adopt a superhero persona as part of their effort to help and serve their community and their world. Treesong’s superhero mission emphasizes climate justice, environmental justice, and social justice. He works on many different projects in his service to this mission:

Why does Treesong adopt a superhero persona?

The simple, playful answer is that it’s fun! Becoming a superhero is a fun, creative, inspiring way to do community service work. Treesong has been a lifelong fan of superhero fiction. This fiction played a major in inspiring his choice to dedicate significant amounts of time, energy, and personal resources to community involvement. Adopting a superhero identity in real life is a playful take on the hero’s journey that often entertains and inspires people who share Treesong’s appreciation for fictional superheroes.

There’s also a more serious answer.

Treesong’s work often deals with very serious public concerns: climate justice, environmental justice, social justice, and basic survival for people who have been disenfranchised by society’s economic and political institutions. Many people have a hard time getting into this work, or sustaining their involvement, because of the stress and burnout associated with responding to serious problems on a regular basis. Treesong uses humor, poetry, storytelling, and concrete action steps to frame his community involvement as the Exciting Adventures of a Real-Life Superhero rather than a source of stress and burnout. This helps him to sustain his activism and offers him the opportunity to invite new people to join in these adventures in whatever ways they feel called to get involved.


I choose the Hero’s Journey. I choose a life of self-actualization. I choose to serve my community. I choose to work for the good of humanity and the evolution of life and consciousness. I choose to work together with others who share similar goals and visions of a world where each of us discovers and manifests our greatest potential.The principles of freedom, voluntary cooperation, and ecological living guide me in my journey. I vow to devote myself to these principles and their manifestation in my life and the community I serve.

I call myself a Real Life Superhero because the heroic archetype inspires me and may also inspire those around me. I vow to make a real difference for the better in my community and our world, and I vow to help others who choose to do the same.


My name is Treesong. I'm a father, author, talk radio host, and Real Life Superhero. I live in Carbondale, Southern Illinois. I write novels, short stories, and poetry, mostly about the climate.

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