First of all, thank you for being part of Radical Joy for Hard Times—for caring about the natural world and grieving when it is damaged.
Every since RadJoy was founded in 2009, we’ve dreamed of creating some kind of online campus where you could come to explore, learn, share stories and photos of the places where you find and make beauty, and get to know others with concerns like yours.
Thanks to our website wizard, Eric Hoffman, we now have that platform. It’s called Radical Joy Community, and it is now live and open for your participation!
Radical Joy Community will be the center for an entirely new and expanded Global Earth Exchange, June 20-27, that is specifically tailored to meet the challenges of the coronavirus. The 2020 GEx will begin and end with Facebook Live Gatherings featuring noted speakers and musicians from around the world. Throughout the week, you can visit Radical Joy Community and discover simple, meaningful practices for finding and making beauty alone, with your family, or with friends on line—no matter where you live, what “wounded place” means to you these days, or whether or not you can go outside.
After the Global Earth Exchange, the Community will continue to be a hub for the exchange of ideas, guerrilla beauty, and support.
Here’s how to get to RadJoy Community and get started:
2. Fill out the registration. Your access code is RADJOY!Invite2020.
NOTE: Since this is a brand new app, you will not be able to use any sign-in info or passwords from previous Global Earth Exchanges. You have to start anew.
3. You will be taken to a WELCOME PAGE. There you will find suggestions for getting started.
We look forward to knowing you and the places that matter to you.

Trebbe Johnson
Trebbe JohnsonFounder
Trebbe is the author of The World Is a Waiting Lover and 101 Ways to Make Guerrilla Beauty. Her new book, Radical Joy for Hard Times: Finding Meaning and Making Beauty, will be published in Fall 2018 by North Atlantic Books. Her articles about people’s emotional and spiritual relationship with nature have appeared in Orion, Sierra, Ecopsychology, The Ecologist, The Nation, Harper’s and other magazines. She lives with her husband, Andrew Gardner, in rural northeastern Pennsylvania, a region currently under exploitation by natural gas companies.

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