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In the March/April issue, we explore the theme of regeneration: a system inspired by Nature, where waste products become sources of new growth.

Regenerative development is the only way we can address the systemic crises of our time: climate change, contamination of rivers and plastic pollution. If the economic system is to prosper it must operate like Nature: regeneratively.

In a special section curated by Ecologist editor Brendan Montague, we look at the circular economy and examples of this system in action, from immune-system-building sand pits to the potentials of paper mill sludge. "A circular economy keeps products circulating at their highest value for as long as possible," writes Ali Moore - an approach that could provide a more stable environment for manufacturers, retailers and consumers post Brexit.

As well as the economic implications, we look at regeneration as a way to nourish both land and people, in this life and beyond, with a feature on organic farming in northern Scotland, and an exploration of our relationship with Nature after we die with the rise of natural burials.

In our arts section, photographer Susan Derges, explores the life-cycle of water and captures a feeling of longing to reconnect with Nature, while Gary Cook shares his deep admiration for oak trees.

Throughout this issue, we highlight our place in Nature as we confront the reality that we are fundamentally changing the world we inhabit. At this critical time, we need to look at practical solutions that join the circle and move us towards a regenerative future.

We hope you find much to enjoy in this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist and take time to explore many of our featured articles.

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Feature articles

Concerns Mount over the Roll-out of 5G

Concerns Mount over the Roll-out of 5G

Lynne Wycherley reports on growing concerns about the new generation of mobile connectivity that is being developed. Scientists have warned that 5G may bring with it risks to insects, plants and people. Meanwhile, 5G test zones in the UK are proliferating with no ecological or health monitoring.
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Mapping A Circular Route

Mapping A Circular Route

The rapid growth of cities presents serious challenges, but cities also have the potential to act quickly to develop a circular economy and move closer to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 to "make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable." The recently devised 'Circular Economy Route Map' for London aims to do just that.
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Emulating the Circle of Life

Emulating the Circle of Life

The mainstream approach to farming with its ever-increasing mechanisation is not sustainable, but what are the alternatives? Robert Beil urges us to rethink 'efficiency' in our food system and focus instead on solidarity, human relationships, connection with the land and a 'sharing' economy.
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Turning the Tide of Public Opinion

Turning the Tide of Public Opinion

Why is it that some environmental issues capture the popular imagination, while others are ignored? Anna Turns examines the issues and lessons to be learnt from the campaign against plastic pollution. How we share the narrative around Climate Change will impact on the urgency with which we deal with this critical issue.
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Humanising the machinery of Care

Humanising the 'machinery' of Care

Charlie Jones and Martin Seager reflect on the role of caring within the health service and the need to create systems that enable supportive sustaining relationships to flourish. Only when the health service provides space for reflection, connection and support will we have a truly thriving service that optimises healthcare.
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Resting in Peace with Nature

Resting in Peace with Nature

Catherine Early explores the rising trend of natural burials, and interviews Katrina Spade, who is developing ways to recompose human bodies. "In a forest, organic material grows and then decomposes, and becomes the basis for all new life. That cycle is quite perfect - how beautiful to be able to create soil out of the dead."
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Elegant Simplicity

Elegant Simplicity

Our age of excess is destroying us, but there is a simple solution. Satish Kumar shares his philosophy that 'simplicity' is the prerequisite for sustainability, spirituality and social harmony."When we know that enough is enough, then we always have enough: and when we don't know enough is enough, however much we have, it is never enough."
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Firing the Imagination

Firing the Imagination

Giles Hutchins reviews The Children's Fire: Heart Song of a People by Mac Macartney, founder of Embercombe. Within its pages, he finds a portrayal of humanity's innate desire to live with meaning and search for the sacred grail."We are a people walking home. We are searching the threads of a broken and forgotten story."
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More than a magazine

Resurgence Voices

Resurgence Voices

Podcasts from the Resurgence Trust present positive, informed and original in-depth interviews with leading thinkers and change-makers on the themes of the environment, activism, ethical living, and the arts. A listening experience to savour. Our first podcast featured Satish Kumar talking about food, peace walks and living in harmony with Nature. Don't miss it, it's here

Gary Cook

Gary Cook Gallery

An environmental painter working mostly en plein air, creating watercolour and ink montages: a fusion of traditional painting with subtle messages about sustainability hidden within the works. "Including an environmental message in each piece is very important to me."
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Resurgence Talks

Resurgence Talks

An exciting new series of Resurgence events in London in association with 42 Acres Shoreditch. The monthly programme, inspired by the ideas of Resurgence covers issues including the environment, arts, meditation and ethical living.
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Job Vacancy at Resurgence

Job Vacancy at Resurgence

The Resurgence Trust is looking for a talented and highly organised Editorial Assistant to join its small team on the production of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. We are looking for someone with proven administration experience together with a knowledge of publication production to work as a key member of the editorial team. Part-time, maternity cover post.
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Resurgence Building for the Future

Resurgence Building for the Future

Keep up to date with our project to create a Resurgence Centre for Education, Environment and the Arts in Hartland. Includes videos, links to the latest articles and pictures of the Small School chapel and garden.
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Free sample copy

Free sample copy

Enjoy a free pdf issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Within the pages of this unique magazine you'll find thought-provoking articles on the latest environmental, ethical and social issues, plus opinion, ideas and stunning art.
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The Resurgence Story

The Resurgence Story

To mark 50 years at the forefront of environmental publishing, we've made a short video all about the magazine, now published as Resurgence & Ecologist, and the environmental charity behind it - The Resurgence Trust.
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Picture Credits

Picture Credits

Web banner image: Shepherd's Cottage, by Rebecca Vincent; Concerns Mount over the Roll-out of 5G: Communication Towers and Antennas on Sandia Crest, Albuquerque, NM © Science Photo Library; Emulating the Circle of Life: The cycle of a Garden Pool. Illustration © gardenpool.org; Turning the Tide of Public Opinion: Ghost gear caught on coral reef. Image via Wikimedia Commons; Humanising the 'machinery' of Care: Illustration by Julie Delton www.juliedelton.weebly.com; Resting in Peace with Nature: Capsula Mundi is a biodegradable burial pod www.capsulamundi.it Photograph by Francesco D'Angelo; Elegant Simplicity: The Golden Lotus by Olivia Fraser. Courtesy of Grosvenor Gallery.

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