THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of society, and the lives of billions of people.
Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. They urge us to open ourselves to the beauty that surrounds us and get to work on ensuring it thrives.
Joanna Macy is among those featured with Bill McKibben, Nikki Cooley, Roger Payne, Richard Heinberg, Amy Seidl, Stephanie Kaza, Gus Speth, Jihan Gearan, and Ben Falk.
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An interview with Joanna Macy conducted for the Centre for Human Ecology by Svenja Meyerricks and Luke Devlin at Hardwick House, 2013 at the end of a Work That Reconnects workshop facilitated by Joanna and Chris Johnstone. Joanna shares her thoughts about her earlier experiences in the UK , the four stages of the spiral and how to get more involved in the Work That Reconnects.
Here’s a chance to see Joanna’s talk given at the Transformation Without Apocalypse: How to Live Well on an Altered Planet symposium in Corvallis, Oregon (February 2014). Joanna addressed an auditorium of 500+ folks to share her thoughts on Deep Time as our ally as we navigate the waters of late-stage capitalism.
Jennifer Berezan, Joanna Macy and Anne Symens-Bucher bear witness to Alberta's Oil Sands. In response to the experience, Jennifer, singer songwriter native to Alberta, wrote "My Memory Forever", expressing her deep concern regarding oil sands expansion across Canada's Boreal Forest.
EON. It was over twenty years ago when future EON co-founder Mary Beth Brangan joined a ‘Fire Group’ to explore the concept of long-term nuclear responsibility led by Joanna Macy. Since that time, Joanna has spread the seed values of Nuclear Guardianship around the world. It is a concept made urgently relevant by the ongoing Fukushima disaster.
Gaian Teacher Joanna Macy, creator of the Nuclear Guardianship concept, speaks about the spiritual challenges and opportunities represented by nuclear power and nuclear weapons in this EON video interview. Watch More EON Videos
Joanna Macy talk at the Earth Treasure Vase Project, Santa Fe New Mexico, 2010