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Blessed Unrest

How the Larget Social Movement in History is Restoring Grace, Justic, and Beauty to the World
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Penguin
 | 
April, 2008
ISBN:
9780143113652
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$20.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Paul Hawken has spent over a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. From billion-dollar nonprofits to single-person dot.causes, these groups collectively comprise the largest movement on Earth, a movement that has no name, leader, or location, and that has gone largely ignored by politicians and the media. Like nature itself, it is organizing from the bottom up, in every city, town, and culture, and is emerging to be an extraordinary and creative expression of people’s needs worldwide.

Blessed Unrest explores the diversity of the movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and hidden history, which date back many centuries. A culmination of Hawken’s many years of leadership in the environmental and social justice fields, it will inspire and delight any and all who despair of the world’s fate, and its conclusions will surprise even those within the movement itself. Fundamentally, it is a description of humanity’s collective genius, and the unstoppable movement to re-imagine our relationship to the environment and one another.

An extensive appendix chronicles the many threads, themes, and missions of this astonishing breadth of organizations—all of which are accessible and networkable at www.wiserearth.org. “Wiser” stands for World Index of Social and Environmental Responsibility. There are also sister sites to WiserEarth that represent the other two legs of a stable society: WiserBusiness and WiserGovernment. Healing connections, indeed!

“This is the first full account of the real news of our time, and it’s exactly the opposite of the official account. The movers and shakers on our planet aren’t the billionaires and the generals—they are the incredible numbers of people around the world filled with love for neighbor and for the earth who are resisting, remaking, restoring, renewing, revitalizing. This powerful and lovely book is their story—our story—and it’s high time someone’s told it. Nothing you read for years to come will fill you with more hope and more determination.” —Bill McKibben

“On one side the four horsemen of the apocalypse; on the other a vast and nameless uprising of peoples and organizations fighting for justice, places, communities, diversity, and health—the planetary immune system. Blessed Unrest is not just a good book, it is a necessary book, wise, eloquent, perceptive, sober, and timely but above all, hopeful.” —David Orr

Also by Paul Hawken are The Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism.

Publisher’s Description: 

The New York Times bestselling examination of the worldwide movement for social and environmental change

Paul Hawken has spent more than a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. From billion-dollar nonprofits to single-person dot.causes, these groups collectively comprise the largest movement on earth, a movement that has no name, leader, or location and that has gone largely ignored by politicians and the media.

Blessed Unrest explores the diversity of the movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and centuries of hidden history. A culmination of Hawken's many years of leadership in the environmental and social justice fields, it will inspire all who despair of the world's fate, and its conclusions will surprise even those within the movement itself.

The author of The Ecology of Commerce examines the unstoppable worldwide movement to reimagine our relationship to the environment and one another - a movement with no name, leader, or location, which has gone largely unnoticed by politicians and the media. Like nature itself, it is organizing from the bottom up, in every city, town and culture, from billion-dollar nonprofits to single-person dot.causes. Hawken explores the diversity of the movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and hidden history, which extends many centuries into the past. Now in paper. 352 pp. March.

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