Joanna Macy's book represents a major lifework contribution in
the effort to catalyse a revolutionary shift in perception and
action towards the environment. It is a pioneering model for
liberative environmental education.
She invites people to contact their own authentic and
experienced based responses to the deteriorating environment and
then to choose effective actions based on personal motivation.
The exercises draw out feelings of concern for the state of the
world, fostering compassionate action as an antidote to numbness
The accompanying DVD, The Work That Reconnects,
features Joanna Macy herself leading groups of people in workshop
situations through the various exercises featured in the book. It
is an ideal companion.