Issue 287
November/December 2014
The Future We Want and the One We Can't Afford

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Welcome

The Economics of Peace

Wellbeing means rejecting the illusory, consumerist notions of limitless growth

Frontline

Action From the Grass Roots •

Grass roots initiatives around the globe

Resurgence in Action

Summer camp sparkles with inspiration

Positive Climate Action Trends •

Latin America forges ahead with CO2 reduction plans

Ecologist

Our Cities Need Regenerating: Our Villages Must Be Valued

An unplanned, urbanised world could be a tragedy in the making

An Ounce of Hope is Worth A Ton of Despair •

Our language should reflect our hopes and values - not our fears

We've Made Democracy Local •

Like-minded neighbours fight back against voter apathy

Churches Turn Up the Heat on the Climate Changers

Faith groups are choosing to take their investment away from fossil fuel companies

Stories Change; The Activism Continues •

The head of Greenpeace explains why online eco-protest is just part of the future

My Green Life •

An interview with organics enthusiast Jo Wood

Quotes

Rosebay Willowherb •

An extract from Herbaceous

In Praise of Print and Paper •

Reasons why we're primarily print

Keynotes

Why We Need a Steady-State Economy •

Earth evolves and develops without growing in size. The economy should follow the same pattern

Undercurrents

The 'Neo-greens' Will Not Rejuvenate Our Movement

The new pragmatic environmentalism splits humanity from Nature

We Are Our Countryside and Saving It Matters •

Whatever our nationality, in trying to preserve our landscape we assert our identity

Life Is A Natural Process with A Natural End •

Ecological awareness can help us address the ethical dilemmas facing an ageing population

Seeds of Hope on the Mountainside •

Revisiting a pioneering forest-restoration project

Ethical Living

Watershed for the Heart of the Yukon •

The fight to protect one of the world's great wildernesses

Stop! Let the World Back In

A call to action against the forces of automation, atomisation and alienation

Following the Pilgrim Paths •

A day of rediscovering walking St Kevin's Way

The Healing Power of Nature •

An interview with Jewels Wingfield, one of Britain's leading lights in the field of conscious relationship

UPLIFT: Oneness in Action

Introducing a festival in the "land of the first light dreaming."

Sweet Chestnuts, Sweet Memories •

This Christmas, one meal will hold special significance for Susan Clark

John Moat 1936 - 2014

A tribute to a poet, painter and peace activist

Quantum of Solace

In his last Occasional Didymus column, John Moat speaks up for a medical alternative

Regulars

Letters to the Editors

A selection of letters to our editors

Crossword

A brain teaser full of ecological clues

Poetry - A Bone That God Can Whistle Through •

Introducing Rowan William's most recent collection of poems

The Arts

Realigning Us with the Natural World

Reporting on a campaign bringing together artists and scientists

The Art of Rebellion

A pioneering exhibition at the V&A examines the powerful role of social objects as tools for social change

Reviews

A Dismal Science, Settled By Spreadsheets

Review of I Spend, Therefore I Am: The True Cost of Economics

The State We're In

Review of The State Is Out of Date: We Can Do It Better

A Bright Solar Future

Review of The Burning Answer: A User's Guide to the Solar Revolution

Climate Questions and Rather Harder Answers

Review of Climate-challenged Society

Trees of Enchantment

Review of The New Sylva: A Discourse of Forest & Orchard Trees for the Twenty-First Century

Senses of Place

Review of Home Country, Meadowland and On Silbury Hill

In Famous Footsteps

Review of Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's Footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn

Bowling With Angels

Review of Himalayan Sound Revelations: The Complete Singing Bowl Book

Fresh Leaves From the Jungle

Review of Jungle Trees of Central India: A Field Guide for Tree Spotters

Web Exclusives

Article - Climate Talks - More Than A Dress Rehearsal

December’s COP 20 conference in Lima could shift the discussion on what an effective climate change treaty should look like

Article - A Theory of Everyone

A call to synthesise rationality with intuition, emotion and spiritual awareness

Review - What Matters Is Now

Review of So Far from Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World

Review - Following Nature's Systems

Review of Holonomics: Business Where People and Planet Matter

Review - Redefining and Revaluing Our Work

Review of Hearing Our Calling: Rethinking Work and the Workplace

Review - Economies of the Future

Review of Turnaround Challenge: Business and the City of the Future

Review - A Rebellion of the Spirit

Review of In Defence of Life: Essays on a Radical Reworking of Green Wisdom

Review - Back to the Roots

Review of Earth User’s Guide to Teaching Permaculture

Review - A New Vision of Learning

Review of The Adventurous School: Vision, Community and Curriculum for Primary Education in the Twenty-first Century

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