“Adopting the bold stance involved in restoration work can catalyze a different kind of transformation.  By becoming active partners in regenerating the health of their localities–and, in a less dramatic way, of the Earth as a whole — people start to reverse the soul-numbing patterns of exploiting and abusing the source of so many life-sustaining gifts.  They also begin to release the often-repressed, but nonetheless crippling, emotions–guilt and shame, grief and despair, loneliness and powerlessness–associated with going along with the relentless machinery of corporate consumer culture.”  – Elan Shapiro

(Not sure which Elan Shapiro could be this one)