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In the current issue

The essence of Resurgence is to put forward positive solutions to the challenges facing our planet, society and the human spirit. In our March/April issue, we report on the success of a compassionate community scheme in Frome that has succeeded in cutting hospital emergency admission rates by focusing on the issues of loneliness and isolation among its citizens. At a time when health services are facing increasing pressure, and the cost of high-tech medicine is spiraling, such initiatives show the value of a different, more local and more socially conscious alternative.

Holistic, imaginative policies that put people and planet before economics based on infinite growth can and do succeed. David Orr outlines what a sustainable economics could look like and his arguments are echoed by Satish Kumar in his article on the true meaning of 'economy'.

Also in this issue, Andreas Weber's essay on erotic ecology reflects on our relationship with the natural world. Kate Blincoe continues this theme with a reminder of one of the most evocative of seasonal sounds: the song of the skylark. And Philip Lymbery from Compassion in World Farming comments on the dangers of an industrial, profit-at-all-cost approach to our food production.

We hope you enjoy this issue and are reminded that in these challenging times, there is always hope.

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Feature articles

Concern Over Wireless Technology

Concern Over Wireless Technology

Lynn Wycherley reports on growing concerns over the impact of wireless technology on health including on fertility, immunity, heart disease and cancer. States in the US are leading the way on legislation aimed at protecting public health.
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A Shared Path to a Flourishing Food System

A Shared Path to a Flourishing Food System

Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming, explains the link between factory farming and wildlife decline. He urges us to act now to end factory farming before it's too late and encourages us all to embrace a plant based diet.
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Compassion is the Best Medicine

Compassion is the Best Medicine

The NHS in the UK is under massive stain. One project, Compassionate Frome, is tackling some of the problems at source, by addressing loneliness and isolation in the local community and reducing Hospital admissions in the process.
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Making Fashion a Force for Good

Making Fashion a Force for Good

People have come to expect cheap clothes, but increased awareness about the fashion industry, the working conditions of those who make clothes and the methods of production have led to demands for change. It's time to embrace slow fashion.
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We Need to Rewild the Novel

We Need to Rewild the Novel

Gregory Norminton goes in search of fiction that places our connection with nature at its core. He reflects on rewilding as a vehicle for expressing the repressed wildness in our nature and suggests books to inspire a new wave of nature-based novels.
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A Nourishing Read

A Nourishing Read

Maddy Harland's book is a celebration of permaculture over 25 years and chronicles the shift in consciousness that she has witnessed. Intertwining personal stories with global events, Maddy recalls the highs and lows, the challenges, the activism and the inspiring stories at the foundation of this growing movement.
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More than a magazine

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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Dee Nickerson Gallery

Dee Nickerson Gallery

Dee Nickerson, whose artwork features in the Mar/Apr issue of Resurgence & Ecologist, paints from her imagination, exploring themes of living in the countryside, often strongly evoking the feeling of a particular season. She works mainly in acrylics and pastel.
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Resurgence poetry prize winners

Resurgence poetry prize winners

The Resurgence Poetry Prize 2017, the leading award for a single poem on an ecological theme, has been won by the poet Seán Hewitt. The Australian poet Cath Drake took second prize, with the British writer Emily Diamand third.
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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; Concern Over Wireless Technology: Colour x-ray showing the head of a man using a smartphone © Voisin/Phanie/Science Photo Library; Compassion is the Best Medicine: Illustration by Naomi Wilkinson; A Shared Path to a Flourishing Food System African penguins on Boulders Beach, Cape Town © simonwarren / Shutterstock; Making Fashion a Force For Good: It's Time For a Revolution, Students from the SoFA Design Institute in the Philippines; We Need to Rewild the Novel: Love You Plenty by Tiffany Lynch; A Nourishing Read: Illustration by Lieke van der Vorst

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