She addresses the cedar…

February 12, 2020

One simple and meaningful way to find and make beauty for a place—and actually to do both at the same time—is to praise it. Praising a clearcut forest, a littered beach, a raccoon killed by a …

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Buddhist Scholar: Seek Happiness in Hard Times

February 5, 2020

According to Buddhist author and psychologist Jack Kornfield, happiness is not a feeling or a series of pleasures, it is “a deep sense of well-being and an appreciation for life itself, with all of its …

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Bioneers 2019


September 29, 2019

The Ground Beneath Our Hearts Workshop with Trebbe Johnson and Polly Howells BIONEERS CONFERENCE October 18, 2:45 PM San Rafael, California 4:30 Book Signing with Trebbe Johnson, Bioneers Bookstore This workshop will focus on staying …

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Ridgway Spirit Fest

September 3, 2019

October 18-20—11:00 AM—Ridgway, Colorado RadJoy leader Christi Strickland will be a major presenter and will lead a RadJoy Earth Exchange at Ridgway Spirit Fest, dedicated to bringing together diverse ideas and showing how they are …

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PANEL: Empathy and Entanglement: Rethinking Conservation Strategies

September 3, 2019

September 6 11 AM Cleveland Museum of Natural History Trebbe Johnson, along with authors Gavin Van Horn and Matt Schlack will be the featured guests on a panel to discuss some surprising new approaches to …

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2019 Global Earth Exchange Flags in Process!

March 28, 2019

We’re thrilled to be giving a free hand-painted Radical Joy for Hard Times flag to the first 100 people who sign up for the Global Earth Exchange. These beautiful flags, measuring 7 x 10 inches, …

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RadJoy Chosen to Host Annual Meeting at Omega Institute

March 22, 2019

Radical Joy for Hard Times has been chosen by New York State Council of Nonprofits to be one of a select group of organizations to hold their annual meeting at Omega Institute.

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Gaynell Meij Book

Booklet Inspired by RadJoy’s People Binding the Earth

February 3, 2019

Connecticut-based writer and artist e. Gaynell m. Meij weaves together photography, art, and prose poetry to evoke synchronicities in nature and human perception. Inspired by Radical Joy for Hard Times’s People Binding the Earth practice, …

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Trebbe Johnson Guest on “Future Primitive”

January 30, 2019

In this week’s episode of Future Primitive, Trebbe Johnson speaks with Joanna Harcourt-Smith about: feeling the grief for the loss of the places we love; finding and giving back beauty in the wounded places of …

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Review of Radical Joy for Hard Times book in New York Journal of Books

January 24, 2019

Peter Riva reviews Trebbe Johnson’s new book, Radical Joy for Hard Times: Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth’s Broken Places for the New York Journal of Books. https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/radical-joy

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Camp Fire Staging Area, Butte College

Butte College Students and Faculty Struggling and Determined after Devastating Camp Fire

January 24, 2019

Just a few weeks before the devastating Camp Fire swept through Butte County in north central California, students in Mimi Riley’s Butte College class, Our Sustainable Future, were discussing Radical Joy for Hard Times and …

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People Rally Round a Poisoned Oak

January 23, 2019

“People love trees. They are the most benevolent things in our environment. In primal ways, people relate to trees in their souls. That’s why this crime offends people so much,” said forester John Giedraitis after an …

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