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Good News for Gaia

We can all help to create a better world by choosing to support and participate in grassroots initiatives, sustainable and appropriate development and inspirational organisations.

At a time when the mainstream media seems entirely focussed on negativity and apocalyptic future scenarios, Resurgence prefers to look at the other side of the equation: highlighting the wonderful work that is taking place all over the world to ensure that a brighter future is not only possible, but is sustainable, equitable and happening in a place near you!

Education

Forest Schools: Jo Skone

Forest Schools: Jo Skone

Forest Schools are increasingly recognised as a valuable approach to education that enhance respect and understanding for the natural world and other children, develops co-operation, and supports learning beyond the classroom.

Nurture for Nature: Kali Wendorf

Nurture for Nature: Kali Wendorf

How can we expect future generations to care for the Earth when they have had so little experience of nature? If we want to redress ecological imbalances, we must take a more enlightened look at parental responsibilities.

Forest Protection

Keeping Oil in the Ground: Peter Bunyard

Keeping Oil in the Ground: Peter Bunyard

In return for leaving oil untouched, Ecuador has proposed the establishment of a capital fund administered by an international trust fund, with guarantees that oil will remain underground forever.

Project Greenhands

Project Greenhands

In response to deforestation, this project aims to restore the original tree coverage in Tamil Nadu through mass tree planting. A project that educates local people about the benefits of trees, provides free saplings and supports the development of sustainable local economies.

Grass Roots Action

Where Spirit Lies: Adam Weymouth

Where Spirit Lies: Adam Weymouth

Adam Weymouth, an activist and campaigner looks at the role of direct action and takes inspiration from those who challenge the status quo. The call to action extends beyond morality and ethics, to a place where the very future of our planet is in question.

350.org

350.org Bill McKibben explains why 350 is the most important number in the world and asks for your help to combat climate change and increase awareness.

Innovation

Solar Subsidies: Ruth Rosselson

Solar Subsidies: Ruth Rosselson

Carbon offsetting is widely criticised, but some schemes are making a real, measurable difference to people’s lives. Ruth Rosselson looks at one in Madagascar.

Turning Back the Climate Clock: Peter Russell

Turning Back the Climate Clock: Peter Russell

Peter Russell looks at emerging carbon-capture technologies that would enable us to capture the carbon already emitted into the atmosphere and to return it to the ground.

Transition Towns

Resilience

Resilience

Finding alternatives to fossil fuel dependence through local initiatives and radical grass roots action. Brian Goodwin on the rise of transition towns and the potential for individual and social transformation.

The Case for Common Sense

The Case for Common Sense

Andy Christian reviews The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience and explores the ideas that sparked the Transition Towns movement and which continue to capture the imagination of communities and inspire action.

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