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BY FRANI HALPERIN & JAMIE SUDLER

"Walking the talk" is a phrase many people use to describe someone who is actually acting on their beliefs. H2O Radio recently met up with a man who—after an idea came to him in the middle of the night—is doing exactly that. 

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McCormick said that about ten years ago he read a book called “The Handbook of Intergenerational Justice.” It was a very academic book, he said, but it opened his mind to the concept. He told us that Intergenerational Justice means taking responsibility for future humans and putting it on the table.

Intergenerational Justice examines the obligations those alive today have to people in the future. It’s something McCormick has thought long and hard about—writing books and articles on the topic—but he didn’t really feel like he was reaching people. And around two weeks before he left on his journey, he was going to give a lecture on it in Denver. But he woke up in the middle of the night and decided, "I’m not going to talk. I’m going to walk to D.C. It wasn’t anything heavier than that. I'm going to walk to D.C. to promote Intergenerational Justice. I’ve already found it to be a lot more effective than if I had spoken.” ….


Bob McCormick