In 2008, Tim DeChristopher was an average college student studying economics at the University of Utah, but then he walked into a BLM auction and bid $1.8 million on drillings rights to pristine public lands near Utah’s iconic national parks for which he never intended to pay. That bold act of disobedience catapulted DeChristopher into the spotlight, where he was celebrated by many as a new leader of climate change activism. Over the next several years, DeChristopher inspired rallies, formed the organization Peaceful Uprising and rose in prominence as he railed against destruction of wild places. He was also prosecuted by the federal government and, ultimately, served two years in prison for making false bids on energy leases. DeChristopher, who is the subject of the documentary Bidder 70 (Mountainfilm 2012), attends Harvard Divinity School and continues to speak about climate change.