Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beau ty to the World

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Penguin, May 10, 2007 - Nature - 352 pages
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The New York Times bestselling examination of the worldwide movement for social and environmental change

Paul Hawken has spent more than 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.

Blessed Unrest explores the diversity of the movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and centuries of hidden history. A culmination of Hawken?s many years of leadership in the environmental and social justice fields, it will inspire all who despair of the world?s fate, and its conclusions will surprise even those within the movement itself.
 

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User Review  - JanesList - LibraryThing

It took a while to get started, but this book was worth the work. Hawken briefly tells the history of the social and environmental movements and then presents the wonderful metaphor that all these ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

A few years ago, activist author Paul Hawken set out to create a database of every non-profit in the world categorized into a taxonomy, which is now on the web in a sort of Wikipedia community format ... Read full review

Contents

THE BEGINNING
BLESSED UNREST
 
THE LONG GREEN
 
THE RIGHTS OF BUSINESS
 
EMERSONS SAVANTS
 
IMMUNITY
 
RESTORATION
 
APPENDIX
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES

 
INDIGENE
 
WE INTERRUPT THIS EMPIRE

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Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy.

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