Issue 253 • March/April 2009
Economics of Place
Economic recovery must be based on ecological and ethical values.
Rights For Nature • Lucy Mayhew
Legal systems must be aligned with the laws of nature.
Learning through experience of the natural world.
Peace Village • Leila Dregger
The power of community is stronger than fear.
Carbon offsetting schemes in Madagascar.
Write to Freedom • Caspar Walsh
Helping prisoners find meaning in their lives.
Nine meals from anarchy and still in denial.
Why should banks have the privilege of creating a nation's wealth?
Steady-State Economics • Herman Daly
Economic growth has already become uneconomic.
A Revolutionary Idea • Bernard Lietaer
Stabilising the economic sector with alternative currency.
Ecology, Economy, Equity, Ethics • Schumacher Think-Tank
Leading economists and activists produce the E4 Declaration.
The world has changed • Barrack Obama
We can no longer afford indifference.
To protect our planet we need a Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights.
Biosphere Stories • Mark Cocker
Acknowledging the cultural significance of birds.
Nuclear Nightmare • Mark Dowie
What is the truth behind the claims and counter-claims of the nuclear industry?
What do you mean indigenous? • Faith Fjeld
Carbon Budget • Shaun Chamberlin
Ensuring entitlements to energy whilst meeting target emissions reduction.
Challenging the status quo creates space for new culture to be born.
The 'unmaking' of the most biodiverse ecosystem in the USA.
Understanding the real meaning of beauty.
Rainbow Earth • Sandy Brown
The geological research that can lead to exciting new paints.
A unique collaboration of sulptors, musicians, ancient traditions and modern techniques.
Compelling Colours • Andy Christian
The work of Mark Rothko.
Voice From The South - Wealth of Nature • Vandana Shiva
Agriculture based on ecological laws is the solution to the food crisis.
George Bush's last stand.
Nature Writers - Downland Eden • Adam Thorpe
H. J. Massingham's writing eloquently encapsulates intrinsic beauty.
Poetry - When she named fire • Andrea Hollander Budy
Poetry can utterly change the way we interact with the world.
Short Story - The Tree Man • John Moat
A murmur like the sea came from the hillsides; it was the wind in the trees.
Letters to the Editors
Enjoy the seasonal pleasure of planting.
An Opposing View of Nature • David Ehrenfeld
Extract from Becoming Good Ancestors.
The Woodland Year.
Gentle Action: Bringing Creative Change to a Turbulent World.
Beyond Certitude • Charlene Spretnak
The Virtues of Ignorance.
Certain Peril • Andrew Kimbrell
Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds.
Evolution of a New Paradigm • John Lane
Holistic Education: Learning from Schumacher College.
The Ecology of Circumstance • Lorna Howarth
Beechcombings: The Narratives of Trees.
The Bridge at the Edge of the World.
Water Explorations • Miguel Mendonça
Take Me to the Source: In Search of Water.
Good urban design can predispose people towards happier lives.
How the changing face of allotments is helping people adapt to climate change.
A feint reflection of each community reveals itself during the concert.
Literature is a sources of guidance for the task of renewal.
Exposing the unspoken principle functions of enforced schooling
Solitude challenges us to face our inner darkness.
Countries of the Silk Road face as many challenges now as they have done throughout history.
Common plants and 'weeds' are better for us than cultivated fruit and vegetables.
Studying, protecting and befriending hedgehogs.