Blessed Unrest

Blessed Unrest

How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being, and Why No One Saw It Coming

Book - 2007
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"The dawn of the twenty-first century has witnessed two remarkable developments in our history: the appearance of systemic problems that are genuinely global in scope, and the growth of a worldwide movement that is determined to heal the wounds of the earth with the force of passion, dedication, and collective intelligence and wisdom. Across the planet groups ranging from ad hoc neighborhood associations to well-funded international organizations are confronting issues like the destruction of the environment, the abuses of free-market fundamentalism, social justice, and the loss of indigenous cultures." "Blessed Unrest is the story of what is going right in this world, an account of how people use imagination, conviction, and resilience to perform daily miracles of redefining our relationship to the environment and to one another. Paul Hawken draws upon his years of leadership in this movement of movements to chart and illuminate its intellectual origins, its diversity, its goals, and its extraordinary vitality. From students in Australia to farmers in France, from shoemakers to zoologists to poets, the participants in this great enterprise (which now numbers well over one million organizations) are united by a conviction that the world must be reconstituted to ensure its - and our own - survival. Blessed Unrest also features a taxonomic guide to the full breadth of project areas that are being pursued by the environmental and social justice movements - an invaluable resource and inspiration."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007
ISBN: 9780670038527
Branch Call Number: 333.72 HAW
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 25 cm

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