John Francis – planetwalker

John Francis walked and sailed around the Americas for 22 years, carrying a message of respect for the Earth. For 17 of those years, he did not speak. He earned an MA in environmental studies and a PhD in land resources during his monumental trek, and challenges us to go beyond our boundaries in this inspiring talk from TED.

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    [...] On the blog this week is an inspiring talk by John Francis, who walked around the Americas for 22 years carrying a message of respect for the earth. For 17 of those years, he was silent. Now that he’s talking again, he shows us what he’s learnt from all that listening. See it here. [...]

  2. Rishad Omar

    Earlier, I was thinking that to make a difference to the world - to leave behind a small a footprint as possible, I should: * Stop using a car * Become vegetarian * Generate no rubbish destined for the landfills This talk has been an inspiration.

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