WHAT IS THE YEARLY GLOBAL EARTH EXCHANGE?
To do the RadJoy Practice takes fierce love of a place and the courage to face it when it’s fallen on hard times! Recognizing that we can’t change the world outside us—or the world within—without first confronting the challenges before us, we take the big step of going to those place that have been damaged or endangered and making a bold, spontaneous gift of guerrilla beauty there. Often that gift is the RadJoy Bird made of sticks, stones, twigs, flowers, or even trash that the place itself provides.
And for the Global Earth Exchange people all over the world do this bold act of caring with outrageous creativity for their place on the same day.
JOIN US IN 2019!
The 2019 Global Earth Exchange is Saturday, June 22.
Since the first Global Earth Exchange in 2010 people have made guerrilla beauty at gas fracking sites, clear-cut forests, the polluted Pacific Ocean, endangered dolphins and bats and honeybees, the war-torn city of Kabul, ancient Stonehenge, the tsunami-ravaged Japanese city of Tohoku, an insect-infested tree in their own backyard, and hundreds of other places.
In the process we discover we can:
revitalize our relationship with the places we care about
co-create solutions and practices with others in our community
face situations we used to avoid
gain courage to cope with other kinds of challenges
Our theme for the 2019 Global Earth Exchange is DARING TO BEAR WITNESS. Together we dare to face the places we care about that are under assault and challenge what’s broken and ugly with creativity, compassion, and collaboration.