Barbara Van den Berg


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Barbara Van den Berg received a B.A. and M.A. in geography from the State University of New York at Albany. A 58-year-old mother and activist, she lives in Lincoln, where she is cochair of the Nebraska Green Party and serves on the executive committee of the Bluestem Chapter of the Nebraska Sierra Club.

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