Photos from “Raise a Glass to the Catskills”

Watch the slide show below to learn the story of how New Yorkers “raised a glass” of drinking water to the land and people of the Catskill Mountains upstate, where much was sacrificed to make possible some of the purest unfiltered water of any city in the world.


When the places we love are hurt, we hurt, too.

Up until now there has been no way to deal with those feelings of loss—and to celebrate the ongoing beauty and resilience of the places and the people who love them.

Radical Joy for Hard Times supports communities around the world in reconnecting
people with these “wounded” places through an annual “Global Earth Exchange,” a
celebration of curiosity, compassion, and wild, bold gifts of beauty, and by cultivating
a daily practice of finding and making beauty in hurt places.