Friends of Resurgence
We begin the New Year with a look at the opportunities presented by the Credit Crunch and a feature on positive resolutions to serve the planet.
The monetary crisis is a chance to re-evaluate ? to redesign our monetary system and our economy in such a way as to restore the wellbeing of the human community as well as the Earth Community. In these critical times we need to put ecology before economy, and to rediscover the values of frugality, simplicity and restraint.
We invited some friends of Resurgence to commit to one small action to help the environment in 2009.
Find out what Annie Lennox, Deepak Chopra, Raymond Blanc, Tim Smit and others have pledged for the New Year.
The key to living sustainably may be to rediscover the ?holy life? ? not as some separate practice reserved for monks and nuns, but as a foundation for all our lives.
Amidst all the evidence of possible catastrophe, David Cadman offers grounds for hope. As we become increasingly aware that our lives and our ways of being are interconnected, so we move closer towards a more wholesome way of life.
Terence Hay-Edie looks at the international trading scheme created to protect global forest carbon sinks and the response from Indigenous peoples.
The raising temperature of the earth calls for a rethink of collective decisions and responsibilities. "Nobody, Indigenous or non-Indigenous, is exempt from the challenge of responding to this shared and universal problem."
Our world is marked by careless litter. Andy Christian considers whether art made from such items helps to raise awareness of what we are doing to the Earth. He traces the history of Land Art from Robert Smithson?s work to that of Richard Long, Chris Drury and Andy Goldsworthy.
Land Marks focuses on artist Carl Hahn whose sculptures marry the use of discarded human-made materials with salvaged natural forms ? often an uneasy alliance.
Join us for the first Resurgence Slow Sunday of 2009. On Sunday 25th January we invite you to make a New Year?s resolution to serve the planet. Make a personal pledge ? the more people who get involved, the greater the impact.
You can read resolutions from Resurgence contributors and staff and make your own pledge online.
"No other star is as quick to tell me where to go. You are my guide, my magnet, my light. Oh Star of wonder Star of light Star with royal beauty Bright?"
An intriguing short story by Amanda Edwards, about an intrepid adventurer and her quest to follow the North Star.
Gardening: Brigit Norland reflects on the perfect garden. More
Living without Oil: Mark Boyle embarks on a journey to live more respectfully with Gaia. More
Way-finding: Lorna Howarth reviews The Wild Places by Robert McFarlane. More
Free, web-only articles on forest gardening, local food networks, the creation of an energy-saving search engine, and a selection of enthralling book reviews. More
Liberation Ecology: Frances Moore Lapp? looks beyond the disempowering gospel of "no growth" to the ecological reality of ?endless possibilities?.
Intelligence Squared Green Festival on Climate Change
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