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Kinari WebbKinari Webb 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. Kinari, an Ashoka and Rainer Arnhold Fellow, founded Health In Harmony as a response to the devastation she saw in the rainforests of Indonesia in 2007. Kinari is also the Co-founder of ASRI, a project that is focused on implementing Health In Harmony’s vision in Indonesia. Kinari graduated from Yale University’s School of Medicine with honors and completed her residency in family medicine at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, California.

In addition to supporting Health In Harmony and ASRI, Kinari speaks regularly on topics such as the health and future of the forest, community involvement and social capital, healthcare in the global south, and the link between human and environmental health. She is also the author of Guardians of the Trees: A Journey of Hope Through Healing the Planet.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Kinari Webb explains how she got started on her mission to save the rainforest
  • Kinari shares lessons she has learned as an EO member that have helped her run her nonprofit
  • What is radical listening, and how does it help transform communities?
  • In what ways are rainforests essential to the survival of humanity?
  • Kinari talks about stepping away from the leading role in Health In Harmony and the positive impacts it caused
  • Kinari’s experience building similar organizations in Madagascar and Brazil
  • What are the challenges of using tourism to fund conservation efforts?
  • Kinari discusses the Rainforest Exchange app her team is creating

In this episode…

A healthy rainforest results in healthy people and a healthy planet. So, in what ways can you help reverse the tropical rainforest deforestation and create the change the planet needs?

This is the mission of Kinari Webb, who created her nonprofit after visiting the rainforests in Indonesia. As she says, her organization was born out of radically listening to the communities in the area. Since these are the people that are closest to the challenge, they understand the problem the best. There is power in letting the people you are trying to help come up with the solutions to their community’s problems. When you listen, you are better equipped to execute effective solutions — which applies in businesses, too.

In this episode, Corey Veverka sits down with Kinari Webb, the Founder of Health In Harmony, to discuss the inspiration behind her nonprofit, which works to reverse the deforestation of tropical rainforests and solve global heating. Kinari explains what radical listening means and how it helps with problem-solving, the importance of rainforests to the survival of humanity, and the challenges she is facing while building nonprofits in Indonesia, Madagascar, and Brazil.

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