Issue 237 • July/August 2006
Reflecting on India
Compassion, not fear, should determine our actions.
PRIZES FOR THE EARTH • Paul Kingsnorth
The Goldman Prize celebrates environmental heroes from across the globe.
A DUNG DEAL • Sanjay Sivadas
Elephant-dung paper: a unique way to protect elephants.
A MEXICAN CORNUCOPIA • Lisa Roberts
Preserving corn biodiversity in Mexico.
A PLACE OF HEALING • Angela Locke
On Watchtree Nature Reserve in the UK, new life is rising from the ashes of foot-and-mouth disease.
AN ECO-TOWN THRIVES • Stephen Leahy
Ivory Park EcoCity village, on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa.
SCOPE FOR CHANGE • Julie Richardson
Landscope is a new project at Dartington Hall, Devon, UK that aims to bring more people closer to the land.
THE EARTHSHIP HAS LANDED • Paul Kingsnorth
Recycling 15,000 tyres to build autonomous dwellings.
OFFICE SPACE • Paul Kingsnorth
The Ethical Property Foundation is helping small charities to find office space.
A NEW REFORMATION • Matthew Fox
In the footsteps of Martin Luther: bringing Christianity alive in the 21st century.
COCALERO HERO • Stacy Marking
Evo Morales, Bolivia's president, was a grower of coca. Coca and cocaine are not the same thing.
BLIND SPOT • David Nicholson-Lord
The reluctance to address human population growth.
A RADICAL PRAGMATIST • Sophie Poklewski Koziell
An interview with Patrick Holden, Director of the Soil Association.
The business model at Riverford Organics poses an interesting question: can big be beautiful as well?
It's time to celebrate the achievements of democracy.
The US and the UK perpetuate self-serving, hypocritical foreign policies which will continue to be rejected by the Muslim world.
CHALLENGING STEREOTYPES • David Gosling
The mainstream media dupe us into thinking that most global problems originate from so-called developing countries. Environmentally, India has been a world leader - at least at the political level.
The US-India Knowledge Initiative is promoting ignorance in the name of knowledge. The techniques of traditional Indian agriculture cannot be 'improved'.
INVESTORS IN PEOPLE • Chris Wright
Change cannot be imposed on India from outside. For development to be self-sustaining it has to be self-organised.
People like Tenzin Palmo act as bridges between the old and the new.
MUSICAL MANIFESTOS • Hugh Warwick
Seize The Day: the musical wing of the ecology movement.
The artist James Turrell creates wholeness out of perceptions, patterns, dreams and silence.
INTERPRETING THE WORLD • Clive Adams
How contemporary artists are developing new understandings of our connection and responsibilities to Nature.
ON FORM • Rosie Pearson
An exhibition of the work of stone-carvers at Asthall Manor in Oxfordshire, UK.
TWO NIGHTINGALES • Jørgen Stig Nørgård
The deeper meaning in Hans Christian Andersen's stories.
THE NATURAL VISION • John Lane
A tribute to John Constable, written to coincide with an exhibition at Tate Britain.
Letters to the Editors
Poetry - NIGEL McLOUGHLIN • Peter Abbs
An Ulster poet with a compelling lyrical voice.
Recipes - A POOR PERFECTION • Rose Prince
Perfectly formed fruits and vegetables do not necessarily taste the best. Cauliflower remoulade and outer lettuce-leaf soup.
The special meaning of 'here'.
Helpful hints to reduce your car's ecological footprint.
Touchstone - GO TO HEAVEN ON AN EGG • Colin Hodgetts
How not to market Christianity.
Visionaries - GOETHE • Brian Goodwin
Goethe united art and science and created a holistic culture.
Black Market: Inside the Endangered Species Trade in Asia by Ben Davies
The Collapse of Globalism by John Ralston Saul
Earth Democracy by Vandana Shiva
Plan B 2.0 by Lester R. Brown
Making Terrorism History by Scilla Elworthy and Gabrielle Rifkind
The Wild Braid by Stanley Kunitz
The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock
A Brief Guide to Islam by Paul Grieve
Beyond Conservation by Peter Taylor
LESS AND LOCAL • Jerry Mander
The Party's Over by Richard Heinberg and Power Down by Richard Heinberg
Review - A GANDHIAN INFLUENCE • Paul Salstrom
Gandhi as Disciple and Mentor by Thomas Weber
Review - FROM EMPIRE TO EARTH COMMUNITY • David Korten
The Great Turning by David Korten
Review - LIGHT AND SHADOW • Jordi Pigem
The Integral Operating System by Ken Wilber