Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Three Mile an Hour Environmentalist

After an oil spill in 1972 in the San Francisco Bay, John Francis gave up his car and other oil hungry machines and began walking everywhere.

A year later Francis stopped talking. He intended his silence to be for one day 'because I talked too much', but his 'word fast' went on for the next seventeen years.

After earning several degrees, John Francis has now become an environmental consultant and he is still reflecting on the lessons learned through his self-imposed silence.

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Image: John Francis