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Robb Young Hirsch, Walking Four Directions
Robb Young Hirsch, Walking Four Directions

Wed, Mar 08


Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse

Robb Young Hirsch, Walking Four Directions

What will it take for us to heal as a society and face up to the challenge of climate change?

Date, Time & Location

Mar 08, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM MST

Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

This will be an in-store presentation and will be live-streamed on Zoom, register to watch on Zoom here.

Click here to purchase signed copies of Walking Four Directions online or call the store to order (505) 988-4226

To answer the question of what it will take for all of us to heal as a society and face up to the challenge of climate change, Author Robb Hirsch takes to the road in New Mexico, accompanied some of the way by his dogs, and walks the four directions in honor of four foundational concepts he believes can help us heal and resolve the climate crisis: spirit, nature, heritage and community.

  • Human Spirit because we’re deeply wounded and we are wounding each other and the planet as a result; we need a combined sense of humbleness and can-do spirit to rise to the occasion.
  • Mother Nature because there are vital restorative forces there that can guide us.
  • Heritage Values because we should gain wisdom from those who have come before us.
  • Beloved Community because we must enact hopeful solutions in teamwork with others. If we all act bravely together in grassroots fashion, our cumulative actions ripple across civil society creating the prospect for a sea change which can renew the world.

Hirsch explores these healing tenets within his own, and broader, human frailty and redemption. He is insightful and self-deprecating, and in his heartwarming endeavor for integrity he shines light on solutions that are age-old, interpersonal and original.

This book is dedicated to upholding the web of life all around us, to raising up the regenerative power of walking, and to building a mass movement for a livable climate.

About the Author

Robb Young Hirsch is the founder and executive director of the Climate Change Leadership Institute (CCLI) based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and his professional focus has been on renewable energy and regenerative agriculture. He is a graduate of Harvard University and a Fulbright Scholar with a masters degree in geography and sustainability. He worked at the US State Department’s Oceans, Environment and Science Bureau and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration before completing a 6,000 mile bike ride around the nation calling for climate leadership.

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