Global Earth Exchange Favorite 

On Saturday, June 22, a group of friends will meet at one of the more than 4,000 natural gas wells that have been drilled by hydrofracking in Pennsylvania. Instead of picket signs, however, they'll be carrying a picnic basket. For an event they're calling "Picnic on the Gas," they'll strive to show that it is possible to live with creativity and even joy in gas drilling country. Like groups all over the world, they're going to this environmental sore spot as part of the 4th annual Global Earth Exchange, a worldwide day of celebrating the "wounded" places in communities.

Other groups planning to observe the Global Earth Exchange are in Rapa Nui, Easter Island (a municipal dump), Carlisle, England (a city cursed by a 16th century archbishop), Portand, Oregon (clear-cut forest), and Shoreham, New York (decommissioned nuclear power plant). To read more, click here or visit the website of Radical Joy for Hard Times, the non-profit organization in Pennsylvania that's sponsoring the event.

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