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PlanetWalker comes to Cambridge May 14th

PlanetWalker comes to Cambridge May 14th

Planetwalker, Dr. John Francis, will be speaking on Wednesday evening at the Cambridge Forum:

3 Church Street in Harvard Square
May 14 at 7:30 PM.

Come and hear this amazing man’s presentation followed by book signing.

What is a PlanetWalker?

Dr. John Francis founded Planetwalk in 1982 when he began his walking and sailing pilgrimage around the world. In the ensuing 26 years, he has covered the U.S. and South America (including Venezuela, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina), and the Caribbean and Cuba.

He recently started a walk to study organic agriculture and sustainable development in Cuba, and is developing Planetlines, an environmental education curriculum for high school, college, and civic organizations based on his walking pilgrimage.

Last month his book, Planetwalker, was published by The National Geographic Society.

Dr Francis has an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, and a Ph.D. in land resources at the University of Wisconsin.

Green Streets is co-sponsoring the event and will host a raffle for all who arrive using green means. For more info, see

The Green Streets Initiative is best known for the creation of monthly Walk/Ride Days which are the last Friday of every month. On Walk/Ride Days everyone is invited to go green and wear green and get discounts, coupons, and other freebies! For more information see

Next Walk/Ride Day: Friday, May 30!

2008 Walk/Ride Days:
• May 30
• June 27
• July 25
• August 29
• September 26
• October 31
• November 28
• December 26

Green Streets is a grass roots organization that celebrates, promotes, and advocates alternative transportation. "For environmental, health, and community building reasons, our aim is to create safer, quieter, healthier streets for commuters and citizens of all types."

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