C O N T E N T S No.258 January/February 2010
FRONTLINE 6 ACTIONS THAT COUNT 6 LOW CARBON
COUNTRIES 7 CARE FARMING 9 FASHION'S NEW MODEL
UNDERCURRENTS 10 NHS: A NATURAL HEALTH
SERVICE William Bird For optimum health go out in Nature and walk every day. 14 STRIDES TOWARDS
SUSTAINABILITY Helen Yaffe Cuba’s successful models of sustainable development are being widely replicated in Latin America.
16 BEYOND COPENHAGEN
Stephen Hale Our leaders are failing: What we need is a deeper movement for change.
KEYNOTES 18 FACING THE FUTURE
From The Richard Dimbleby Lecture: HRH The Prince of Wales argues that we need to think globally but act locally.
LIBERTY 25 FREEDOM
Philip Pullman The award-winning novelist shares much of his philosophy of liberty with visionary artist William Blake. 28 FREEDOM IS A GIFT
Michael Edwards Liberty's personal and social dimensions reinforce each other in a happy marriage of love and justice. 30 OPEN LIBERTY
Tony Curzon Price Our obsession with security undermines those that fought so very hard for our civil liberties.
34 POLICE & PROTESTERS
Plane Stupid The climate activists who say they only break the law to protect the liberty of future generations.
REGULARS 3 WELCOME
Satish Kumar 36 LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
Readers' views and comments 38 NATURE WRITING
Miriam Darlington 40 VOICE FROM THE SOUTH
Vandana Shiva 42 FOOD
Guy Watson 44 TRANSITION TALES
Mark Boyle 46 A SENSE OF PLACE
Gail Simmons 72 COMMUNITY PAGE
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ILLUSTRATORS Jay Luttman-Johnson is a linocut printmaker. Tudor Humphries is a watercolour painter. Laura Carlin is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Art. Peter Till is a freelance illustrator.
IN OUR TIME
Eddie Stobart Spotters of iconic Eddie Stobart trucks can now add 'eco-train' to their spotting list. At 1,100 miles the journey from Valencia to Dagenham is the longest single rail journey in Europe, and all to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables to the kitchens of Britain. This new ecotrain represents the opening up of a transcontinental rail freight network across Europe - something rail transport officials had hoped for since the opening of the Channel Tunnel. This new move will take thirty lorries off the road for every rail journey made, that's 3.7 million kilometres of road journeys per year and, as a result, a reduction in CO2 emissions of 8,625 tonnes annually!
Fruit and veggies loaded onto Stobart's new eco-train
: COURTESY EDD
BIOCULTURAL DIVERSITY 48 BALANCING ACT
Angela Robson In parts of Siberia, a resurgence in nomadic traditions competes with the lure of contemporary life.
THE ARTS 50 IN SERVICE OF THE EARTH Stephan Harding
Ecological artist Deirdre Hyde leaves an impressive legacy in Costa Rica. 54 AGE OF ENCHANTMENT
Anthony Nansen The new paradigm where the arts provide a new cultural leadership. 56 EXTREME KNITTING
Sandy Brown The quiet revolution that raises novelty knitting to an art form. 58 POETRY
Peter Abbs Her Leafy Eye: Poet Lesley Saunders is inspired by William Kent's garden at Rousham, Oxford.
60 NO TRUMPETS NEEDED
Michael Morpurgo An uplifiting short story from the former Children's Laureate.
REVIEWS 64 SOUL POWER
Scilla Elworthy introduces her new book.
65 MORAL ANALYSIS
Jack Santa Barbara reviews Right Relationship. 66 GREEN AGENDA
John Elkington and Peter Bunyard review The Constant Economy.
68 DO NOT BE AFRAID
Sophie Poklewski Koziell reviews The Art of Dying and Gentle Dying.
70 SOLIDARITY STORIES
Chellis Glendinning reviews Dignity and Defiance.
71 WE ARE ALL RELATED
Samuel Bendeck Sotillos reviews Of the Land and the Spirit.
73 CLASSIFIED ADVERTS 75 DISPLAY ADVERTS
Front cover: Common Starling flock, in roosting flight at dusk, Dumfries, Scotland
PHOTOGRAPH: PAUL HOBSON/FLPA
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