Restoring Our Place in the Natural WorldEdited by Martin Keogh with contributing author Frances Moore Lappé Buy Now
The environmental “tipping point” we approach is more palpable each day, and people are seeing it in ways they can no longer ignore—we need only turn on the news to hear the litany of what is wrong around us. Serious reflection, inspiration, and direction on how to approach the future are now critical.
Hope Beneath Our Feet creates a space for change with stories, meditations, and essays that address the question, “If our world is facing an imminent environmental catastrophe, how do I live my life right now?” This collection provides tools, both practical and spiritual, to those who care about our world and to those who are just now realizing they need to care. Featuring prominent environmentalists, artists, CEOs, grassroots activists, religious figures, scientists, policy makers, and indigenous leaders, Hope Beneath Our Feet shows readers how to find constructive ways to channel their energies and fight despair with engagement and participation. Presenting diverse strategies for change as well as grounds for hope, the contributors to this anthology celebrate the ways in which we can all engage in beneficial action for ourselves, our communities, and the world.
This compelling and inspirational anthology raises a chorus of voices in defense of the earth. Hope Beneath Our Feet addresses the environmental problems plaguing our planet and the myriad forms of action each of us can take.”
Actor and Activist
Wonderfully uplifting and inspiringly diverse perspectives on aligning ourselves with the fullness of our own possibilities as individuals and as a species. The bottom line: flavor and savor every moment, especially the toughest ones, with not-knowing, with good will, imagination, kindness, wisdom, humor, community, and action. My father-in-law, Howard Zinn, said it so well: 'Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world'."
Author, Full Catastrophe Living and Coming to Our Senses
Practical inspiration intertwined with authentic hope, written by people living inspiring and authentically hopeful lives and transforming the world. Read it and join the transformation.”
—David W. Orr
Author, Down to the Wire and Hope is an Imperative: The Essential David Orr
Chapter 1: What's at Stake
Chapter 2: A Way Forward
Chapter 3: Taking Single Steps
Chapter 4: Little Steps to Big Leaps
Chapter 5: The Body of the World
Chapter 6: Balanced Engagement
Chapter 7: Meditations on Living in These Times
Chapter 8: Hope in Challenging Times