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WGBH Forum Network; Blessed Unrest: Grassroots Humanity

05/21/2007

Blessed Unrest: Grassroots Humanity Paul Hawken, executive director, Natural Capital Institute Steve Curwood, host, Living on Earth From billion-dollar nonprofits to single person causes, there is a growing worldwide movement of organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. This is a movement with no name, leader, or headquarters, but it can be seen in every city, town, and culture. It is organizing from the bottom up and is emerging as an extraordinary and creative expression of shared values worldwide. What are the driving forces behind these developments? Can the interests of these organizations translate into effective government policies and profitable businesses? Paul Hawken, environmentalist, businessman, and founder of the first natural foods company addresses the creation of a worldwide grassroots movement based on hope and humanity. This program is part of the Ford Hall Forum's continuing series on environmental issues. It is presented in collaboration with the Old South Meeting House as part of the Partners in Public Dialogue Series.


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WGBH Forum Network
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Blessed Unrest: Grassroots Humanity
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3522

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BLESSED UNREST: GRASSROOTS HUMANITY PAUL HAWKEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATURAL CAPITAL INSTITUTE STEVE CURWOOD, HOST, LIVING ON EARTH

FROM BILLION-DOLLAR NONPROFITS TO SINGLE PERSON CAUSES, THERE IS A GROWING WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO RESTORING THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOSTERING SOCIAL JUSTICE. THIS IS A MOVEMENT WITH NO NAME, LEADER, OR HEADQUARTERS, BUT IT CAN BE SEEN IN EVERY CITY, TOWN, AND CULTURE. IT IS ORGANIZING FROM THE BOTTOM UP AND IS EMERGING AS AN EXTRAORDINARY AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION OF SHARED VALUES WORLDWIDE. WHAT ARE THE DRIVING FORCES BEHIND THESE DEVELOPMENTS? CAN THE INTERESTS OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS TRANSLATE INTO EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND PROFITABLE BUSINESSES?

PAUL HAWKEN, ENVIRONMENTALIST, BUSINESSMAN, AND FOUNDER OF THE FIRST NATURAL FOODS COMPANY ADDRESSES THE CREATION OF A WORLDWIDE GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT BASED ON HOPE AND HUMANITY.

THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF THE FORD HALL FORUM'S CONTINUING SERIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. IT IS PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE AS PART OF THE PARTNERS IN PUBLIC DIALOGUE SERIES.

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