John de Graaf is a documentary filmmaker (Affluenza, and 40 others), the author of four books and dozens of articles, and a frequent speaker at colleges and conferences. He is the co-founder of Take Back Your Time, the Happiness Alliance and And Beauty for All. He has taught at The Evergreen State College, lives in Seattle and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a letter he wrote to his grandchildren, Udall challenged them to "Support all endeavors that promise a better life for the inhabitants of our planet. Cherish sunsets, wild creations and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.”
By seeking to protect and restore natural beauty, create lovely urban design, bring art into our communities and support local sustainable agriculture and healthy fish and wildlife populations, we can also build community and reduce polarization.