FIND A WOUNDED PLACE NEAR YOU
Just type in your zip code, and these sites will give you information, background, and locations of ecologically damaged or endangered places in your area:
Scorecard: The Pollution Information Site
EPA: (Environmenal Protection Agency)
CQS.com/esuper.htm: Sites that have been removed from the EPA's Superfund list, but are still toxic
An Earth Exchange is a simple and meaningful process for reconnecting with the wild places and species you love that have been lost or damaged, and finding and making beauty for them.
Each Earth Exchange is shaped by the people who create it, the place where it's held, the culture of the community, and even by such unpredictable factors as the weather, the condition of the place, and what's on your mind that day.
The Earth Exchange is part storytelling, part community action, part healing work, part artistic expression, and part ceremony.
An Earth Exchange consists of five simple parts:
1. Spend some time in a wounded place
2. Share the stories of what the place means to you, both before and after it was damaged
3. Look for beauty in surprising ways
4. Share with one another what you discovered
5. Give back an act of beauty
An Earth Exchange might be one person or a group, might last a few minutes or an entire week, could be well-planned-out or completely spontaneous. It's called an Earth Exchange because in the process of enacting it, an exchange is made between people and place. People receive meaning and beauty from a place they might previously have seen as spoiled or even worthless, and the place receives compassion and creativity from the people who care about it.
The Global Earth Exchange is many local Earth Exchanges taking place around the world at more or less the same time, creating an exchange between humans and the planet.