Softly On This Earth is a collection of essays written by a diverse group of 32 people from around the United States and Canada. They are environmentalists, artists, musicians non-profit organization leaders, authors, activists and teachers. They come from all walks of life, yet they are all united by the choices they have made. Courageous choices that have helped make a difference in the world around them. All have acted from their hearts, and here, in the pages of this book, all have written from their hearts, telling the stories of what brought them along the paths they have chosen. They are all advocates for the environmental, social and ethical health of the world. This book was written to inspire more people to make choices from their hearts, to know that their actions do make a difference and to know that, in their efforts to leave soft footprints, they are never walking alone.