Author(s): Paul Hawken
One of the worlds most influential environmentalists reveals a worldwide grassroots movement of hope and humanity.Blessed Unrest tells the story of a worldwide movement that is largely unseen by politicians or the media. Hawken, an environmentalist and author, has spent more than a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. From billion-dollar nonprofits to single-person causes, these organizations collectively comprise the largest movement on earth. This is a movement that has no name, leader, or location, but is in every city, town, and culture. It is organizing from the bottom up and is emerging as an extraordinary and creative expression of peoples needs worldwide. Blessed Unrest explores the diversity of this movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and centuries-old history. The culmination of Hawkens many years of leadership in these fields, it will inspire, surprise, and delight anyone who is worried about the direction the modern world is headed. Blessed Unrest is a description of humanitys collective genius and the unstoppable movement to re-imagine our relationship to the environment and one another. Like Hawkens previous books, Blessed Unrest will become a classic in its field, a touchstone for anyone concerned about our future.
a"Blessed Unrest" is exciting, compelling and very important. . . . It will inspire and encourage millions more to take action.a
aWriting with zest, clarity, and a touch of wonder . . . Hawken offers a fascinating history of our perception of nature and human rights. Hawken also presents an unprecedented map to this new asocial landscape.aa
a"Booklist" (starred review)