Radical Joy for Hard Times is a worldwide community of people committed to finding and making beauty in wounded places. Reconnecting with these places, sharing our stories of loss and despair, and making acts of beauty there, we transform the land, reconnect people and the places that nourish them, and empower ourselves to make a difference in the way we live on Earth.
How do you respond when the place you love is taken away?
How do YOU respond when a forest, river, wetland, or whole neighborhood gets damaged or destroyed?
On June 22 people in Oregon, Easter Island, England, Bali, New York and other sites around the world will respond by actually GOING to those wounded places, spending time there together... then creating beauty in the form of a bird made of twigs, stones, trash or other materials supplied by the place itself. Join them and hundreds of others for the 4th annual GLOBAL EARTH EXCHANGE. You'll be amazed how not only this place you love but you yourself will feel transformed!
Who gets the gift when you give to the Earth?
Christi Strickland offered a Global Earth Exchange last year at a natural gas facility in Longmont, Colorado. It was a hot summer day, and one of the participants brought along a colorful umbrella as shelter from the blazing sun, in this way adding a little incidental personal beauty along with the RadJoy bird the group would shortly make out of found materials.
Saturday, June 22, is our 4th annual Global Earth Exchange, the day when people all over the world go to wounded places and transform them with beauty. The Global Earth Exchange consists of four primary steps:
Read stories of the Global Earth Exchanges that took place last year in 18 countries around the world. Click here to sign up on our Earth Exchange Network and join the world this year in making beauty for the Earth!
This year Radical Joy for Hard Times supported more than 100 communities in 20 US states and 18 countries worldwide as they organized, educated, publicized, and carried out their Global Earth Exchanges. We depend entirely on your donations to realize our vision of finding and making beauty in the Earth’s wounded places. Please help by making a tax-deductible contribution.
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