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The impact of what we eat is seen in the environment all around us: the smouldering remains of rainforest to make way for soya plantations, overfished seas, the run-off from intensive agriculture.

In this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist we explore veganism. We speak to broadcaster Chris Packham about his vegan journey, we look at the impact of veganism on mitigating the climate crisis, and we find out why more followers of Jainism are going dairy-free.

We also highlight the impact of other lifestyle choices, from an exhibition in Norway unpicking fast fashion, to a feature on the aviation industry and the need to build a just transport system. We dish up a delicious vegan bean-feast and take a minute with poet Matt Harvey to appreciate the whirr of a wind turbine.

We might not be able to easily see the impact of our lifestyle choices, but that impact is certainly visible in our carbon footprints. Let's hope, as we move forward into a new decade, we look back at these footprints and learn from them.

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Feature articles

Reconnecting with Nature in the Ashes of War

Reconnecting with Nature in the Ashes of War

Catherine Early speaks to environmentalist Adjany Costa about her international-acclaimed work developing a model to encourage wildlife conservation while fighting local poverty in Angola. She explains why giving local people a voice is pivotal to real change.
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Achieving a Just Transition

Achieving a Just Transition

Nick Robins looks at recent shifts in the climate agenda and the move to include social justice and equality into the mix. He focuses our attention on the high stakes and bold approaches that will be required if we are to get the transition to a climate-neutral economy right.
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A Lot to Learn

A Lot to Learn

Can allotments save the Earth? Dave Goulson considers whether it's possible to grow food and support nature at the same time. He asks what truly sustainable agriculture would look like and how government policy can support small-scale growing - while inviting us all to go out and grow things.
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The Long Journey Beyond Veganuary

The Long Journey Beyond Veganuary

Broadcaster Chris Packham joined over a million people in going vegan for Veganuary in 2019. A year later, our editor Marianne Brown catches up with him to hear about his experiences - the challenges and the benefits - one year on.
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In the Running

In the Running

Athlete and accidental activist Fiona Oakes took up marathon running to challenge the misconception that being vegan is a hindrance to success in endurance sports. Four world records later, she explains why veganism has enhanced her performance both physically and mentally.
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The Highest Form of Spirituality

The Highest Form of Spirituality

Claudia Goncalves ponders the link between activism and spirituality: "While most people are sleepwalking through life, or seeking profit and the accumulation of material possessions, activist travel light, flying on the wings of their consciousness, beyond the pettiness of the ordinary world, seeking a new truth."
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A Question of Style

A Question of Style

Fast Fashion is notoriously problematic - with issues of overproduction, intensive use of natural resources and poor conditions for workers. But how do we address this and who is responsible? A new exhibition 'Don't Feed the Monster!' takes on fast fashion and explores ethical alternatives.
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Celebrating 'Old Nature Writing'

Celebrating 'Old Nature Writing'

At a time when nature writing is flourishing, Stephen Moss looks back on two seminal books published over a century ago in America. He invites us to read 'The House Without Windows' and 'The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod' and muse on the complex connection between humanity and nature.
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More than a magazine

Resurgence Voices

Resurgence Voices

To coincide with the Sep/Oct issue, we have launched a second series of our popular Resurgence Voices podcast, and a special series of soundscapes called Resurgence Sounds. The first one features our Editor’s favourite – the stream at the bottom of her allotment. Don't miss it here.

Linda Tegg

Repair Gallery

Linda Tegg and architects Baracco+Wright collaborated on Grasslands Repair, with more than 60 plant species of south-east Australia. Only 1% of this plant community remains, having been removed through urbanisation, agriculture, grazing and industrial land use.
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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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Summer Camp

Resurgence Summer Camp 2020

Join us for our 21st Resurgence Summer camp at Green and Away. The summer camp is a weekend of inspiring talks, workshops, music, storytelling, poetry and craft - bringing the ideas and ethos of Resurgence to life. Come and share ideas for a greener future.
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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; Reconnecting with Nature in the Ashes of War: Adjany Costa © UN Environment Programme; Achieving a Just Transition: Illustrations by Rafael Lopez; A Lot To Learn: Illustrations by Emily Sutton; The Long Journey Beyond Veganuary: photo © Jo Charlesworth; In the Running: Photograph courtesy of Fiona Oakes; The Highest Form of Spirituality: artwork © Lmnopi; A Question of Style: Waste Yarn Project. Photo: Vegard Kleven. Courtesy of the artist © Siri Johansen/Galleri F 15; Celebrating 'Old Nature Writing': Translators by Deborah DeWit

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