How to Change your World One Step at A Time

Book - 2005
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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 listen. Thus began his pilgrimage on behalf of the environment and world peace'an interior journey that was also a walk across North and South America, from youth to manhood, from wondering to deep convictions about social and environmental justice. Planetwalker is the inspirational story of a young man's call to public service and his decision to make a difference. It shows how this decision affects his life and the lives of the people he meets and ripples outward around the world. We grow with John as he develops the courage to act on the deepest voice within him and allows his destiny to unfold.
Publisher: Point Reyes Station, CA : Elephant Mountain Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780976019206
Branch Call Number: 363.7 F818p 2005
Characteristics: 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Planet walker


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Francis witnesses an oil spill first-hand, and decides to give up all forms of motorized/non-human-powered transportation. It's a moving example of the commitment to one's principles, and also has lots of great descriptions of the things he sees and people he meets as he travels all over Californ... Read More »

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Serenity77777 Jul 04, 2013

This is such an important book. I don't know why the NYPL hasn't
added at least two or three copies
to its circulation. If the powers that
be should read this, please add a few
copies of this important book, Planet
Walker. Thank you in advance for
your help.

S3707 Feb 04, 2013

I really wish we had at least one
or two copies of this book that
was available to the public
to take out of the library to


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