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October 14, 2019

This blog usually features stories about finding and making beauty in the hurt places of the Earth. But sometimes the hurt places are in us humans-and nature, both spoiled and splendid, can offer gifts of …

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A More Permanent Gift of Beauty

October 2, 2019

Usually, the kind of beauty or art that we make in Radical Joy for Hard Times practices is ephemeral, spontaneous, and not meant to last. We create it out of materials we find at a …

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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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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.

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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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Radical Joy Revealed is a weekly message of inspiration about finding and making beauty in wounded places.