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Kinari Webb, Guardians of the Trees: A Journey of Hope Through Healing the Planet. A Memoir
Kinari Webb, Guardians of the Trees: A Journey of Hope Through Healing the Planet. A Memoir

Thu, Oct 14



Kinari Webb, Guardians of the Trees: A Journey of Hope Through Healing the Planet. A Memoir

A "magnificent, empowering" (Bill McKibben) memoir about a woman spearheading a global initiative to heal the world’s rainforests and the communities who depend on them. Kinari will be in conversation with local author, Katherine Standefer (Lightning Flowers)

Date, Time & Location

Oct 14, 2021, 6:00 PM MDT


About the Event

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You can order Guardians of the Trees from CW online here or by calling the store (505) 988-4226

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.  After graduating with honors from the Yale School of Medicine, Webb returned to Borneo, listening to local communities about their solutions for how to both protect the rainforests and improve their lives. Founding two non-profits, Health in Harmony in the U.S. and ASRI in Indonesia, Webb and her local and international teams partnered with rainforest communities, building a clinic, developing regenerative economies, providing educational opportunities, and dramatically transforming the region. But just when everything was going right, Webb was stung by a deadly box jellyfish and would spend the next four years fighting for her life, a fight that would lead her to rethink everything. Was she ready to expand her work to a global scale and take climate change head on?  Full of hope and optimism, Webb takes us on an exhilarating, galvanizing journey across the world, sharing her passion for the natural world and for humanity. In our current moment of crisis, Guardians of the Trees is an essential roadmap for moving forward and the inspiring story of one woman’s quest to heal the world. About Kinari Webb 

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.

About Katherine Standefer

Katherine E. Standefer is the author of Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving A Life(Little, Brown Spark 2020). The book was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice/Staff Pick and named one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best Books of Fall 2020, it has been featured in People Magazine, on NPR’s Fresh Air, and on the goop podcast. Lightning Flowers was also named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best 100 Nonfiction Books of 2020 and shortlisted for the 2018 J. Anthony Lukas Works-in-Progress Award from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. She earned her MFA at the University of Arizona and teaches at Ashland University’s Low-Residency MFA program. Standefer currently lives on a piñon- and juniper-studded mesa in New Mexico with her chickens. We carry signed copies of Lightning Flowers year-round, you can order online here or call the store.

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