“Long before the science of climate change was understood, he had warned of the impact of forest loss on climate,” writes Prince Charles, in the foreword of the new biography about St. Barbe Baker. ‘Man of the Trees: Richard St. Barbe Baker, the First Global Conservationist’ by Paul Hanley.
It is not such a well known fact that the ITF founder ’embraced the Baha’i Faith as a young man in 1924, throughout his adventurous life, St. Barbe found in the teachings of Baha’u’llah the embodiment of his highest aspirations for the world. His deep faith was expressed in a love for all forms of life and in his dedication to the natural environment’.
The Baha’i World Service came in to the ITF offices to talk with CEO Andy Egan, Programmes Manager Paul Laird and Communications and Marketing Officer Nicola Doyle to talk about the book, and St. Barbe’s legacy.
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Read the full article of how St. Barbe changed lives and his faith here: https://news.bahai.org/story/1292/
To read Paul Hanley’s book about this inspiring man, head over to here or email us and request a copy.