Planetwalker 22 Years of Walking and 17 Years of Silence (Hardcover)
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|When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, Francis took a vow of silence that endured for 17 years. Through his silence and walking, he learned to listen, and he earned college and graduate degrees.|
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The founder and director of Planetwalk, a nonprofit environmental education organization, describes how, after witnessing the devastating effects of a 1971 oil spill in San Francisco Bay, he stopped using all forms of motorized transportation, embarked on a quest to walk across the country, and undertook a vow of silence that lasted seventeen years. 15,000 first printing.