In preparation for the 2014 Global Earth Exchange we asked members of our worldwide community to make short videos telling why they make beauty for wounded places and what it means to them.

Filmmaker Noah Crowe, Ventura, California, brought his camera along for his 2014 Global Earth Exchange and describes here what happened.


Kinde Nebeker, Salt Lake City, Utah describes how making beauty for a wounded place heals inner wounds as well:

Di Koch Muizenberg
, Cape Town, South Africa, describes the Earth Exchange she and her friends made for a wounded beach:

For the 2013 Global Earth Exchange
members of the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul decided to clean up around the crater of a bomb that had exploded just days before. They made this video about why it’s important to make beauty even in a war-torn city: