John_Francis (photobyBeckyHale)-1Annual Meeting of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Speak Out Lecture by John Francis, PhD
“Walking the Earth: Steps Toward Sustainability”

After witnessing the devastation from an oil spill in the San Francisco Bay in 1971, John Francis was compelled to give up motorized transportation and began walking. He walked across the country and took a vow of silence along the way. As he recounts in his memoir, Planetwalker, 22 Years of Walking, 17 Years of Silence, his journey brought him closer to the rhythms of the earth. He founded Planetwalk, a non-profit environmental awareness organization and earned college and graduate degrees and a PhD in land resources. In 2010 he was named the first Education Fellow at the National Geographic Society. Today, Dr. Francis is a visiting associate professor at the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2017 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

6:00 pm Program followed by reception
Mass College of Art and Design
Tower Auditorium
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston 02115

Public invited | Free 

Host Sponsor
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

The Caroline Loughlin Fund
Colleges of the Fenway
Roxbury Tenants of Harvard
The Bertram Inn