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

Category: Book
By (author): Hawken, Paul
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities / General
  NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Published: April 2008
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.40in x 5.45in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*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.
From The Publisher*The author of The Ecology of Commerce examines the unstoppable worldwide movement to reimagine our relationship to the environment and one another - a movement with no name, leader, or location, which has gone largely unnoticed by politicians and the media. Like nature itself, it is organizing from the bottom up, in every city, town and culture, from billion-dollar nonprofits to single-person dot.causes. Hawken explores the diversity of the movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and hidden history, which extends many centuries into the past. Now in paper. 352 pp. March.
Biographical NotePaul 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.