Joanna Macy is an eco-philosopher and scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A key voice in the movements for peace, justice, and environment, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. She created the Work That Reconnects Network, a program that offers a framework and methodology for personal and social change. Her books include Buddhism at Work, Dharma and Development, Greening of the Self, , and the co-authored Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy. She holds a PhD in Religious Studies from Syracuse University.