The Conservation Alliance Breakfast at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Show will feature guest speaker Dr. John Francis, an inspiring speaker and renowned expert on oil spill prevention.

Dr. Francis is known the world over as the Planetwalker. In 1971, he witnessed an oil spill in San Francisco Bay. The effects of the spill compelled Francis to stop using motorized vehicles. Several months later, he took a vow of silence. His non-motorized lifestyle lasted 22 years, and the silence 17. During that time John walked across the United States earning a B.A at Southern Oregon State College, an M.S. in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana and a Ph.D. in land resources at the University of Wisconsin. He later sailed and walked through the Caribbean and then walked the length of South America.

“We are fortunate that Dr. Francis will share his story with us in January,” said John Sterling, Conservation Alliance Executive Director. “I know his message of how one person can make a difference will resonate with our audience.”

Dr. Francis will speak about his journey, his unique perspective on environment, and how we each can make a difference in our world. Dr. Francis is the author of Planetwalker: How to Change Your World One Step at A Time.

In addition to Dr. Francis’ talk, The Conservation Alliance Breakfast will feature an update on recent Alliance grantees and conservation successes funded by the Alliance. The Conservation Alliance Breakfast is open to the public. For complete information, see https://conservationalliance.com/articles.