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Guardians of the Trees: Dr. Kinari Webb & Living on Earth
When Kinari Webb first traveled to Indonesian Borneo at 21 to study orangutans, she was both awestruck by the beauty of her surroundings and heartbroken by the rainforest destruction she witnessed. As she got to know the local communities, she realized that their need to pay for expensive healthcare led directly to the rampant logging, which in turn imperiled their health and safety even further. Webb realized her true calling was at the intersection of medicine and conservation.

On October 5, please join the nationally-syndicated public radio show Living on Earth, for a live virtual conversation with Dr. Webb as part of the Living on Earth Book Club.

This event is co-sponsored with Harvard Chan C-Change, the Boston College Environmental Studies Program, the UMass Boston School for the Environment, and the UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School. It will be introduced by Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Director, Harvard Chan C-CHANGE.

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If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, one option is to use Bookshop, which Living on Earth is partnering with. If you use our link, 10% supports Living on Earth, and an additional 10% supports independent bookstores. LOE maintains editorial independence & Bookshop and book sales have no role in book selection: https://bookshop.org/shop/livingonearth

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Oct 5, 2021 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Kinari Webb
Founder @Health in Harmony
Kinari Webb, MD, is the founder of Health In Harmony, an international nonprofit dedicated to reversing global heating, understanding that rainforests are essential for the survival of humanity, and a cofounder of Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI). Dr. Webb graduated from Yale University School of Medicine with honors and currently splits her time between Indonesia, international site assessments, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Guardians of the Trees is her debut.