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In the September/October issue of Resurgence & Ecologist we cover several innovative projects exploring the use of sound to aid health and reconnect with Nature. David Orr writes about the role of music in environmental activism and we interview artist Jackie Morris, whose book The Lost Words, co-authored with Robert Macfarlane, is now finding expression in music. In Keynotes, Michelle Brenner discusses why quieting our inner noise is so important for good communication.

The world is waking up to other voices that must be heard. Greta Thunberg and youth strikers for climate action have called a global climate strike on 20 September, Extinction Rebellion are planning autumn actions, and in New York the UN Climate Action Summit is calling for governments to present concrete plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

In a world where debate all too often consists of shouting over opposing views, good listening skills are more important than ever. As Jane Goodall said: “Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.” However different our views are, attentive listening can change the way we see things.

We invite you to read our featured articles on the value of truly listening from this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist and hope you find much to enjoy.

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Feature articles

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Geared Up to Go Neutral

As more cities declare a climate emergency and set themselves targets to become carbon-neutral, Catherine Early looks at the successes and the challenges ahead. A radical review of transport policy, housing, and energy will be needed, together with the support of citizens, stakeholders and the private sector if we are to succeed.
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The Wild Soundscape

“The first step in reconnecting with nature and rewilding ourselves is to come to our senses. Our senses are our doorway to the world around us, the first point of nature connection.” Kara Moses reflects on sounds from nature and what they can teach us about the health of the ecosystem around us.
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A Moving Tribute to Trees

Editor Marianne Brown experiences ‘Music for Trees’ a new project using mobile phone technology to provide a different experience of being with trees. The project was initiated by Matt Steinmann an arboriculturalist at the Royal Parks with music composed by students at the Royal Academy.
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Stand Up For The Earth

Satish Kumar is uplifted by the transformation of consciousness manifesting in the wave of radical activism currently sweeping across the globe. Now is the time to ensure that politicians implement real change. Satish calls for real political change, and a movement driven not by fear, but by a love of the Earth and humanity.
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Wild About Food

“Foraging is a lifelong journey of discovery” Caroline Davey shares her top tips on foraging - how to get started, where to go, identification, hedgerow recipes, and above all her passion for rewilding people through foraging, so that we can once again become a part of nature as opposed to apart from nature.
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Rising From the Ashes

Ash is the third most common tree in the UK. As Ash dieback sweeps across the country there will be dramatic changes to our landscape and a deep grief for a tree that has been fundamental to British life for millennia. Storyteller and ecologist Lisa Schneidau looks at the mythology around Ash trees and what Ash dieback can teach us.
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Impossible is Not a Fact

‘Outrage and Optimism’ is a podcast for activists and environmentalists who understand that we are in a state of crisis and want to take radical action for change. Rachel Marsh shares her obsession with a podcast that offers information, global context and news presented with an emotional frankness that is transformative.
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A Handboook for Rebellion

Graham Jones reviews ‘This is not a Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook’ which draws together 32 short essays by diverse authors and provides an insight into XR strategy. Presented in two parts, the book explores the current crisis in a section call ‘Tell the Truth’ and outlines what can be done in a section called ‘Act Now’. Essential reading.
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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.

Lynn Bailey

Lynn Bailey Gallery

Lynn Bailey is a printmaker and co-founder of Double Elephant Print Workshop. She trained in Fine Art and Conservation of Prints and Drawing. Her print Cirl Bunting illustrates Hugh Warwick's review of The Ecology of Hedgerows and Field Margins, edited by John W. Dover, in Issue 316 of Resurgence & Ecologist.
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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 Vacancies at Resurgence

With new offices at the former Small School Hartland we are setting up a centre for education, environment and the arts. The next few months will be appointing a Programme Manager and an Education Officer to work part-time in Hartland.
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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

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; Cover image: Greta Thunberg 2019 © Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock; Strike for the planet: Illustration by Petra Braun; Geared up to go neutral: Photo by Luka Rister; The wild soundscape: AUDUBON: SONGBIRDS Engraving after John James Audubon for his ‘Birds of America,’ 1827-38. / Granger / Bridgeman Images; A moving tribute to trees: Chestnut tree in Victoria Park by Jethro Buck; Stand up for the Earth: Photograph by Ben Porter; Wild About Food: Photograph by Caroline Davey; Rising from the ashes: Ash Twigs (Drypoint engraving 10"X10") © SarahGillespie 2017; "Impossible is not a fact": Artwork by David Morrison.

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