The Global Earth Exchange is June 22nd, 2019!
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Radical Joy for Hard Times is an organization, practice, and worldwide community that gives back to those places on Earth that have given so much to us and can’t give what they used to.

EVERY PLACE MATTERS

Radical Joy for Hard Times is a worldwide community of people dedicated to bringing meaning, beauty, and value to places that have been damaged by human or natural acts.

We are willing to face the sorrow we feel when the places we care about have been hurt and to respond not by turning our backs but by boldly stepping forth to spend time with these places and offer them gifts of love and gratitude for all they have given to us. We believe that in these troubling times, taking care of the places where we live in the present, even as we work for a better future is an essential tool for survival.

Listening to the land and to one another, we discover a new sense of belonging. We gain the courage to go through hard times, for we see that it is always possible to give beauty and kindness. We recognize that all places, like all people, have inherent value. We discover that, although we may disagree with our neighbors about some things, we share a deep and abiding love of place.

We understand that we are all connected in the common ground beneath our hearts.

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RADICAL JOY VALUES

We can’t wait to love the places we’re losing.

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2019 Global Earth Exchange

Daring to Bear Witness

To do the RadJoy Practice takes a fierce love of a place and the courage to face it and make beauty for it when it’s fallen on hard times! And on the day of the Global Earth Exchange people all over the world do this bold act of caring with outrageous creativity on the same day. Join us this year on Saturday June 22!

 Registration begins Friday March 15th!

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GLOBAL EARTH EXCHANGE STORIES

Feed your soul with stories of heartache and radical joy!

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  • Climate Change Communication ClassHuxster Group

Climate Change Communication Class

The class is called Climate Change Communication and the students spent the semester learning about public understanding of climate change, social scientific studies of climate change denial, and effective communication techniques for climate change.

  • Radical Joy For Hard Times Stories Wadsworth

Healing Ceremony

On Global Earth Exchange Day, the women of The Willows at Red Oak Recovery sat in circle, contemplating, witnessing, and giving voice to our inherent connection to the Earth and each organism upon it.

  • Radical Joy For Hard Times Stories Beckers

Weltenwandler Ausbildung

Together with the students of our yearlong program we gathered between a field of monoculture and a raised blind. The two days before we had spent a lot of time on the land, in group as well as alone, during the day as well as at night.

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