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Are You Ready To Make A Difference In The World?

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Maybe I can’t tell you when you’re ready to make a difference in this world, and hell, maybe you’ll never truly be “ready”, but as the quote from activist Dr. John Francis above says, this is how you’ll know when “you’re looking at an opportunity” to make a difference.

And he should know. When Dr. Francis was a young African-American man he witnessed Continue reading

VIDEO: Environmentalist John Francis Walks The Earth For 22 Years, Doesn’t Speak For 17 Years

In this TED talk environmentalist and founder of planetwalker.org John Francis speaks about his journey through environmentalism. Consider yourself lucky that you get to hear him speak. John Francis walked around the America’s, refusing to ride and any motorized vehicles that used oil for 22 years, and didn’t speak for 17 of those years!

His story is a big inspiration and source of peace for me. Of course my father thinks he’s crazy as did his father, but you should let him tell it and explain it in his own words.

Who says Black environmentalists don’t exist?! I’ve read his book Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence.
and I highly recommend it. It gives a human and personal dimension to environmentalism while showing one person can make a difference.