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Issue 285 • July/August 2014

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Welcome

Freedom from Distraction

The role of Resurgence is to reveal true values and wisdom

Frontline

Action From the Grass Roots

Grass roots initiatives around the globe

A Sea Change •

Working to protect mega-fauna in Scotland

Carbon-conscious Farmers •

Rebuilding soil carbon and soil health

Ecologist

Defending Democracy •

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership impacts on British democracy

The Politics of Climate Change

What will it take for politicians to respond to the threat of climate change?

Judicial Activism •

We need a positive legal framework to support a flourishing global civilisation

The Green Revolution Myth •

There is no place for poisons and war chemicals in our food and agriculture

Finding Our Way To A Sustainable Future •

Conservation is core to the meaning of conservatism

My Green Life •

An interview with former Irish President Mary Robinson

Quotes

Washing Dishes •

Live fully in each moment

Mandela on Meditation •

An extract from Nelson Mandela's letter, written from Robben Island

Keynotes

Energy of Nations •

Systematic risks in the energy industry leave us all exposed to danger

Ethical Living

Love Thyself •

A personal journey to rediscover how to live well

We Made a Cultural Shift

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Centre for Alternative Technology

Textures of Golden Gorse

Golden gorse petal scented ice cream

Deep Roots •

Introducing an innovative forestry technique for low-rainfall regions

Undercurrents

Heroes of the Soil •

If there were no earthworms there would be no soil, no plants and no food

Liberators of Hope •

Freedom according to the Zapatista movement in Mexico

Serious Meditation •

Embrace the imagination

The Resilience of Nature • &

Good design draws upon the evolutionary experiments of Nature

The Bucket List

People love and long for Nature as a source of meaning and inspiration

Evolving the New Story: from Cult to Culture •

The New Story Summit: inspiring pathways for our planetary future

Wellbeing: The New Indicator &

Wellbeing could become a touchstone for a new economy and democracy

Regulars

Letters to the Editors

A selection of letters from our readers

Crossword

A brain teaser full of ecological clues

Poetry - A Gathering of Spirits •

Poems by Anne Michaels

The Arts

The Homecoming Vessel

The work of ceramicist Katrin Moye

A Path of Many Winding •

Introducing eco-spiritual artist Genie Poretzky-Lee

Reviews

Cloths of Gold

Review of El Anatsui: Art and Life

Free as a Bird

Review of I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

What Chance Humanity?

Review of Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

A Sense of the Sacred

Review of Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

Depth of Vision

Review of The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible

Return to the Soil

Review of Cow Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth

The Mystery of Time

Review of Holistic Science Journal: Parallel Time

Tearing the Fabric of Life

Review of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Web Exclusives

Article - A Lighter Footprint on the Land

Challenging conventional milk production

Article - Our Invisible World

The hidden forces that drive life

Review - Edible Cities of the Future

Review of Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-tenth of an Acre and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City

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