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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

The Earth Saves Us

  • 2016
  • Environment

A scion of the Rockefeller family, Rebecca grew up wanting to save the world.  Through her education, board service, philanthropy, and career she tackled environmental problems and championed human rights. But five years ago she left her job as a climate and energy planner and fasted alone in the desert. This three-day quest, and the experiences that followed, turned her perspective upside down. She is still passionate about environmental conservation and justice, but she is even more interested in cultural transformation. She’s curious about the cultural proclivities that put humans at odds with the rest of nature, and she’s on the hunt for practices and perspectives that seed cultural change. Rebecca now guides retreats for environmental leaders and others to help them connect with their calling, learn from nature, and mark transitions in their lives. Rebecca is a mother, an artist, a philanthropist and an avid rock climber.