Di Koch Answers Why Make Beauty for a Wounded Place?

On Saturday, June 21, people all over the world will go to wounded places they care about, share their stories and experiences, get to know the place as it is now, and make the RadJoy Bird out of materials they find on site. In this video, made by Wayne Turner, Di Koch tells about the beauty she and members of Alive Cafe in Muizenberg, South Africa, near Cape Town, made for a wounded beach on Global Earth Exchange 2013. Click here to sign up for this year's Global Earth Exchange on June 21. Join Di and others around the world to make beauty for a place you care about. Free organic cotton t-shirts for everyone who signs up before June 1!


For the Global Earth Exchange 2013, members of the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, Afghanistan banded together to clean up around around the crater of a bomb that had just gone off a few days earlier.

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The 5th annual Global Earth Exchange is Saturday, June 21, 2014 
Become a part of the worldwide day of celebrating our connection with ALL places on Earth!
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Photo: West Magnolia Tree Wake, Nederland, Colorado, Global Earth Exchange 2013



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Radical Joy for Hard Times is a worldwide community of people committed to finding and making beauty in wounded places.   Reconnecting with these places, sharing our stories of loss and despair, and making acts of beauty there, we transform the land, reconnect people and the places that nourish them, and empower ourselves to make a difference in the way we live on Earth.

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