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How the largest movement of the world came into being and why no one saw it coming

I yesterday saw a small video with a talk by Paul Hawken about his book “Blessed Unrest. How the largest movement of the world came into being and why no one saw it coming.” I was deeply touched by the way he presents the global development of hundreds of thousands of grassroots organizations that address social and environmental justice.

Paul Hawken has spent over a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. From billion-dollar nonprofits to single-person dot.causes, these groups collectively comprise the largest movement on earth, a movement that has no name, leader, or location, and that has gone largely ignored by politicians and the media. Like nature itself, it is organizing from the bottom up, in every city, town, and culture. and is emerging to be an extraordinary and creative expression of people’s needs worldwide.

Blessed Unrest explores the diversity of the movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and hidden history, which date back many centuries. A culmination of Hawken’s many years of leadership in the environmental and social justice fields, it will inspire and delight any and all who despair of the world’s fate, and its conclusions will surprise even those within the movement itself. Fundamentally, it is a description of humanity’s collective genius, and the unstoppable movement to reimagine our relationship to the environment and one another.”

Paul Hawken is giving voice to the phonomenon of global good will expressing through very many people everywhere in the world. See also his website.

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