Saturday, June 16, is our annual Global Earth Exchange—
the day when people around the world go to damaged and endangered places
and make simple gifts of beauty for them!
Click on the map pins below to see what’s happening. Click here for 2018 photos and stories.
Radical Joy for Hard Times is a global network of people who believe that making beauty is an act of resistance to the prevailing domination of the Earth.
We recognize that what hurts the places and creatures we love hurts us humans as well. We are willing to carry in our hearts the burden of these enormous wounds to the Earth.
We go to these places because we love them as we love a dear friend who is ill, and we spend time with them, listening to the land and to one another. We celebrate the sense of belonging and community that result when we turn something ugly into something beautiful through our collective, creative gifts for these places. Our stories bear testimony to the power of our work. As we share this experience of finding and making beauty in wounded places, we discover how we are connected in the deep common ground beneath our hearts.