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6 FARMING FOR A FUTURE 6 MAKING VILLAGES WORK 7 LAKE HEROINE WINS AWARD 8 NATURAL ABUNDANCE
10 SHIFTING VALUES TONY JUNIPER Greens may have to compromise their beliefs.
12 THE OTHER CARBON ECONOMY VANDANA SHIVA There is an alternative to be found in biodiversity.
14 PEACE WITH THE PLANET AL GORE We must mobilise our civilisation, as if for war.
THE MONEY DELUSION
16 ENLIGHTENED ECONOMICS COLIN TUDGE Let us reconstruct a fair economy.
20 GOOD EGGS, BAD EGGS AND NEST EGGS PETER LANG Investors are under little pressure to consider the environment.
22 THE SILENT CULPRIT TAREK EL DIWANY Compound interest runs contrary to the laws of Nature.
24 THE NAKED BANKER JAMES BRUGES Uncovering the mystery of money creation.
CHRIS ANDREWS is a member of Eastwing Illustrators’ Co-operative
MATT KENYON illustrates for The Guardian. JAY LUTTMAN-JOHNSON is an artist. AXEL SCHEFFLER illustrates children’s books.
26 OUR GREAT WORK DAVID ORR Rethinking the fundamental systems on which we build our world.
28 THE POWER OF HOPE RUPERT SHELDRAKE interviews CHARLIE MURPHY Learning with and from young people.
31 THE ASHDEN AWARDS MEG CARTER Supporting community development with renewable energy.
32 TRANSFORMING TOURISM LORNA HOWARTH & SOPHIE POKLEWSKI KOZIELL Holidays need not cost the Earth or marginalise local people.
34 RADICAL REST MATT CARMICHAEL In addressing tiredness we address the problem of unsustainability.
37 GUERRILLA BAGGING! CLAIRE MORSMAN What can I do to help change the world?
38 COLOURS OF EARTH SANDY BROWN Introducing the Appledore Visual Arts Festival.
3 WELCOME SATISH KUMAR
40 SHORT STORY B. TRAVEN
45 THE LONG VIEW HARRY EYRES
46 PIONEERS FRAN JOHNSON
48 LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
at the heart of earth, art and spirit
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THE MONEY DELUSION: IN SEARCH OF TRUE WEALTH
Burdened with debt
50 POETRY A TRIBUTE TO ANNA ADAMS
52 GARDENING PAUL ROGERS
54 LOVING GAZE RICHARD DAVEY The mundane is sublime.
56 IN MY OWN WORDS Thrillcraft DOUG TOMPKINS
60 IN MY OWN WORDS Nature and the Human Soul BILL PLOTKIN
61 IN MY OWN WORDS My World, My View SUE CARPENTER
63 IN MY OWN WORDS In Her Element CHRISTINE EVANS
64 VANISHING WORLD DAN GRACE reviews The Lost and Left Behind
4 Resurgence No. 248 May/June 2008 IN OUR TIME
A security guard stands amongst plastic bags left by pilgrims at a temple in Chongqing Municipality, China. The Chinese government has announced a nationwide ban on stores distributing free ultra-thin plastic bags from 1st June 2008. The new rule says that all retailers have to clearly indicate the price of their plastic bags and charge customers. Chinese people use up to 3 billion plastic bags a day and their disposal is causing severe pollution problems in the country. (See also page 37, ‘Guerrilla Bagging!’)
PHOTOGRAPH: CHINA PHOTOS/STRINGER/GETTY
65 FOOD CHOICES NATALIE MOORE reviews In Defense of Food
66 GUIDANCE TOWARDS WISDOM JORDI PIGEM reviews The Spiritual Compass
67 EVERYTHING FLOWS MIGUEL MENDONÇÇA reviews Water: Life in Every Drop
68 THE WAY OF LOVE DAVID CADMAN reviews The Underlying Religion
68 SLOW SKILLS CHRIS NICHOLS reviews The Craftsman
70 THRILLING CONNECTIONS JAMES CLARKE reviews Back on the Fire
71 HEIGHTENED SENSITIVITY CHRIS CLARKE reviews The Science of Leonardo
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FEATURE ARTICLES Read our selection of articles online, including:
Colours of the Earth – Philip Vann portrays the vivid, luminous and somewhat mystical paintings of daniel Chatto.
Inner Thoughts, Other Worlds – John McEwen talks with Evelyn Williams and discovers a contemplative painter whose work enables us to rediscover the silence within ourselves.
Seen, Unseen – Christopher Wood reveals why intuition and imagination are vital to his paintings.
Towards a Happier Planet – nic Marks introduces the happy Planet index and shares his vision of a happier planet and happier people.
Quartet by Evelyn Williams
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