Planetwalker

Author: John Francis, Ph.D.
Editor: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426203403
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When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand—he stopped using all forms of motorized transportation. Soon after embarking on this quest that would span two decades and two continents, the young man took a vow of silence that endured for 17 years. It began as a silent environmental protest, but as a young African-American man, walking across the country in the early 1970s, his idea of "the environment" expanded beyond concern about pollution and loss of habitat to include how we humans treat each other and how we can better communicate and work together to benefit the earth. Through his silence and walking, he learned to listen, and along the way, earned college and graduate degrees in science and environmental studies. The United Nations appointed him goodwill ambassador to the world’s grassroots communities and the U.S. government recruited him to help address the Exxon Valdez disaster. Was he crazy? How did he live and earn all those degrees without talking? An amazing human-interest story, with a vital message, Planetwalker is also a deeply personal and engaging coming-of-age odyssey—the positive experiences, the challenging times, the characters encountered, and the learning gained along the way.
Planetwalker
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: John Francis, Ph.D.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-08 - Publisher: National Geographic Books

When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand—he stopped using all forms of motorized transportation. Soon after embarking on this quest that would span two decades and two continents, the
Planetwalker
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: John Francis
Categories: Environmental responsibility
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

Aa a young man, John Francis witnessed the devastating effects of a 1971 oil spill in San Francisco Bay. He stopped using motorized transportation and began walking everywhere. A few months later, he took a vow of silence that lasted seventeen years. Through his silence and walking he learned to
The Ragged Edge of Silence
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: John Francis, Ph.D.
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-15 - Publisher: National Geographic Books

By the author of Planetwalker, The Ragged Edge of Silence takes us to another level of appreciating, through silence, the beauty of the planet and our place in it. John Francis's real and compelling prose forms a tapestry of questions and answers woven from interviews, stories, personal experience, science, and
Black Faces, White Spaces
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Carolyn Finney
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-01 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? In this thought-provoking study, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how the natural environment has been understood, commodified, and represented by both white and black Americans.
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Therese Taylor-Stinson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10 - Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

• Second volume from Spiritual Directors of Color Network • Addresses the contemporary issues of racism and contemplation Following up on the popularity of the groundbreaking anthology Embodied Spirits: Stories of Spiritual Directors of Color, published by Morehouse in March 2014, this new book continues the work of filling a