The Great Turning is the essential adventure of our time
- this newsletter aims to support our capacity and enthusiasm to play our part

The Great Turning Times - February 2016
Dear Folks,

This edition is shorter than usual - we have exciting news to share about a great video featuring Joanna Macy - see (1) below for more. Plus here's news of a week of Active Hope at Findhorn in Scotland (April 9th - 15th), a Deep Ecology network gathering in Germany (July 15th-19th) and a feature from the Transition Network on tips to prevent burnout.

With you in this Great Turning Adventure

Chris Johnstone
Co-author with Joanna Macy of Active Hope
1. Video - Joanna Macy and the Great Turning
This inspiring documentary featuring Joanna Macy  will be aired across the U.S on many PBS stations by the series Natural Heroes from February 23. For more information please see

You can also watch it on You-Tube by clicking below:
Joanna Macy and The Great Turning
Joanna Macy and The Great Turning

Thanks to Christopher Landry and Joanna Macy for producing this.
2. Workshop - Active Hope at Findhorn, Scotland, April 9th - 15th 2016
For a nourishing and transformative journey round the spiral of the Work That Reconnects, Chris Johnstone and Margo van Greta are co-leading a week-long Active Hope workshop at the Findhorn community in Scotland. For details please see
3. Deep Ecology European Network in Germany in July 15th - 19th
A great opportunity to network with others involved in the Work That Reconnects, Deep Ecology and Active Hope from a range of European and other countries. At  Ecovillage Sieben Linden, an intentional community in Northern Germany. More d etails at
4. Work That Reconnects Workshops in the UK
March 19th - 20th in Brighton with Kirsti Norris and Will Tooby

May 9th - 11th in Devon with Klaudia van Gool and Mel Lamb

Other workshop details will be posted from time to time at
5. The Work That Reconnects in North America
For details of Joanna Macy's workshops, please see
and for other Work That Reconnects workshops, particularly in North America, please see
6. Tips to Prevent Burnout
Rob Hopkins, of the Transition Network, recently interviewed Chris Johnstone about ways to prevent burnout when we're working for our world. You can listen to, as well as read, Chris's five top tips at this link:
7. The New Story - an important film coming soon.
Drawing on filming of The New Story Summit, a conference at Findhorn, Scotland subtitled Inspiring Pathways For Our Planetary Future, this new video explores how living from a new story of interdependence can change our lives and world. Click below for the trailer or find more details at
A New Story for Humanity Official Trailer 1
A New Story for Humanity Official Trailer 1
The Great Turning Times is produced by Chris Johnstone, co-author of Active Hope.
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