Issue 252 • January/February 2009
Nature Crunch: Redesign, Rethink, Reimagine
The credit crunch is an opportunity to redesign our money system.
Rainforest Nations Lead the Way • Lorna Howarth
New commitments to stop rainforest loss and protect endangered species.
Creating Coral • Lorna Howarth
Using appropriate technology to restore damaged reefs.
The Grandmothers Speak • Sophia Style
Reviving the traditions, rituals and medicines that can help heal the world.
Love in Action • Virginia Kennedy
Working with communities for positive change.
The 'holy life' is necessary grounding for us all.
Liberation Ecology • Frances Moore Lappé
Forget "no growth" - the reality is "endless possibility".
A Green New Deal • Tony Juniper
Mobilising billions for a low-carbon economy.
Darwin Revisioned • Brian Goodwin
Transforming Darwinian evolution into a liberating vision for 21st century.
How to be Hopeful • Barbara Kingsolver
Some sound advice for us all.
Lord • Rumi
Lord, the air smells good.
You Have Two Cows • Anon
Political perspectives on having two cows.
Valuing Nature's abundance.
Can art help raise awareness of what we are doing to the Earth?
Modern Elegance • Ivy Cooper
The award-winning architecture of Tadao Ando.
Poetry - In the Service of Beauty • Rose Flint
The power of metaphoric language to integrate our lives and give soul to the world.
Nature Writers - A Moral Gaze • Robert Macfarlane
Inspirational writers who change the way we see the world.
A Sense of Place - Flight Paths on Skomer • Jane MacNamee
Skomer island is a haven to thousands of breeding seabirds.
A glimpse of the journey from Austria to New Zealand.
There is rhythm in the tide of growth.
Embarking on a journey to live more respectfully with Gaia.
The Occasional Didymus - Killing Time • John Moat
Time doesn’t actually need saving.
No other star is as quick to tell me where to go.
The Big Picture - Icons of England • Lorna Howarth
Campaign to protect rural England.
Letters to the Editors - Eyes Wide Open
Commit to one action to serve the planet in 2009.
New Year Resolutions to serve the planet.
Review of The shift to a low-carbon future.
Review of A World Without Poverty.
Review of The Necessary Revolution.
Review of The Selfish Capitalist: Origins of Affluenza.
Review of The Secret History of the War on Cancer.
Review of The Gods That Failed: How Blind Faith in Markets Has Cost Us Our Future
Review of The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience.
Review of Body Eloquence: The Power of Myth and Story to Awaken the Body's Energies.
Review of Transcendence: Seekers and Seers in the Age of Thoreau.
Review of The Wild Places.
Review of Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition.
Review of Understanding Gregory Bateson.
Review of Batu-Angas: Envisioning Nature with Alfred Russel Wallace.
A teenager’s invention to help save the planet.
Regenerating landscapes, rediscovering abundance.
Julie Brown has created a local food project as vibrant and diverse as the community in which she lives.
The art of Pip Benveniste is an expression of her love for the land and the vast connectedness of all life.
The paintings of David Tress are alive, fluid and belong to an Earth marked by ancient human presence.
Review of The art of knowing where and who you are.