Paul Hawken: Blessed Unrest
Paul Hawken's 2008 Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World was updated in 2010. It shows that organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice comprise the largest movement on Earth. This movement has no name, center, or a leader and is ignored by the corporate media. It is organic, self-organized, with millions of people committed to making the world a better place.
Hawken compares this gathering of forces to the human immune system. Just as antibodies rally when the body is under threat, people are joining to defend life on Earth. Hawken assesses the role indigenous cultures are playing in the quest for ecological responsibility and economic fairness. He also presents an unprecedented map to this new "social landscape".
The video below is an excerpt from Hawken's talk at the Bioneers. Click the graphics to watch.