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Issue 238 • September/October 2006

Celebrating 40 Years of Resurgence

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Welcome

ENVIRONMENTAL NARRATIVES

Marking forty years of Resurgence.

The Movement

EDGING CLOSER TO MELTDOWN •

There is still a window of opportunity to ward off ecological collapse.

LOW-CARBON FUTURE •

No more compromise: we need Greens in governments NOW!

LESSONS ON LEADERSHIP

Strategic, imaginative leadership will facilitate truly sustainable development.

GREEN GENEROSITY •

We should harness the spirit of co-operation within the environmental movement.

Keynotes

DISPELLING THE DARKNESS

The next revolution, the one that will save us, will arise inside.

IMAGINATION HOLDS THE KEY •

It's time to actively create ideas and institutions to work with the grain of Nature.

Nature Care

BIOLUXURIANCE

We have scarcely begun to understand the intricacy of the biosphere.

THE GREAT URBAN INDOORS •

We are losing sight of Nature in our bid to gratify our appetites.

WILDNESS AND FREEDOM •

Most of the fields of my childhood were built over in the name of progress and development.

RURAL REPLENISHMENT •

Communities of the past had a deep connection with the land, and have much to teach us about the future.

The Greening of Politics

THE ENEMY WITHIN •

We can change our world by changing our hearts and minds.

WHITHER THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT? •

The environmental movement cannot rest on its laurels when there is so much yet to be done.

THE LONG AND WINDINGROAD •

Climate change will be the trigger that brings 'corporate feudalism' to an end.

The Economics of Wellbeing

BUCKING THE SYSTEM •

Corporations must shift their energy into making the world cleaner and fairer.

BEYOND PEAK OIL •

There is a simple formula to avoid economic collapse: reduce oil consumption by 3% per year.

AUTHENTIC OPTIONS •

Ethical consumerism is a spiritual act.

EARTHQUAKES OF CONSCIOUNESS

Moving from advertising glitz to anti-globalisation fervour.

RICHER? YES; HAPPIER? NO •

The Happy Planet Index could help us to live within our environmental means.

BUSINESS WAVES •

I seem to be coming full circle, back to 'small is beautiful'.

JOINING UP THE DOTS •

If we think holistically about our planetary problems, we are presented with an equal number of solutions.

FROM CARBON TO SOLAR

Some flashbacks from the past forty years, and some dreams for the next forty.

Gaian Science

MAKING PEACE WITH GAIA •

Through our intelligence and communication networks, human beings are the nervous system of the planet.

FROM QUANTA TO THE SEED •

The seed is my greatest teacher. From the seed I learn how to integrate with the web of life.

LEARNING FROM LEONARDO

What we need today is exactly the kind of science that Leonardo da Vinci outlined 500 years ago.

Eco-Architecture

BUILDING A BETTER WORLD •

We need a benign architecture that is carbon-neutral and low-impact and uses sustainable materials and appropriate technology.

Peace Building

INVESTING IN HEALING •

Human security rather than the use of force offers the best chance for peace in the 21st century.

Eco-Initiatives

CHANGE THE WORLD •

Forty initiatives that are changing our world.

Reviews

In My Own Words: ARTISTS BY THEMSELVES

Review of Face to Face by Philip Vann

VOCIFEROUS WORLD

Review of Animism by Graham Harvey

In My Own Words: EGO-LED VS. EGO-LESS

Review of The Fall by Steve Taylor

A LOVE FOR GAIA

Review of Animate Earth by Stephan Harding

GROWN-UP SCIENCE

Review of Pathways of Chance by F. David Peat

DOING WRITING

Review of The Founding of Arvon by John Moat

BEEN A BOY AGAIN

Review of Pigs must eat on Sundays by Ben Hartley

ROOT, LEAF, SHOOT AND FRUIT

Review of The Biodynamic Food and Cookbook by Wendy E. Cook

ABOUT TURN

Review of Ripped and Torn by Amaranta Wright

AN INTIMATE EXISTENCE

Review of A Silent Joy by Etain Addey and Real Horsepower by Martin Lanz

THE CREATIVE IMPULSE

Review of Every Man an Artist (ed.) Brian Keeble and On the Nature & Significance of the Crafts by Brian Keeble

Web Exclusives

Article - SIGNS OF OPTIMISM

The film An Inconvenient Truth is drawing a healthy audience.

Review - AFFECTIONATE INTIMACY •

Review of Francis of Assisi by Greg Tricker

Review - ALL WE NEED IS LOVE •

Review of The Crucible of Love by Jay Ramsay

Review - AN EVANGELIST SPEAKS •

Review of God Laughs and Plays by David James Duncan

Review - CAN FREE TRADE EVER BE FAIR? •

Review of Fair Trade For All by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton

Review - DREAMING OF THE LAND •

Review of Fields that Dream by Jenny Kurzweil

Review - THE CHIEFS OF STAFF MUST GO •

Review of Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs by Lewis Page

Review - THE CORPORATION THAT CHANGED THE WORLD •

Review of The Corporation that Changed the World by Nick Robins

Review - THE SURROUND SOUND OF SILENCE •

Review of The Spirit of Silence by John Lane

Review - UNFINISHED BUSINESS •

Review of The Great Transformation by Karen Armstrong

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