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A Time to Take Stock, a Time to Look Forward

In our January/February issue of Resurgence & Ecologist, we look back on the year and forward to the next. A host of distinguished contributors choose their Books of the Year for us and this year's titles are remarkably diverse - a selection to inspire you in the New Year and beyond.

In the Ecologist section of the magazine, Philip Ackerman-Leist reports on how a small community can come together to stop the tide of polluting, pesticide-based agriculture that threaten traditional farming and public health.

We also have room for a seasonal sense of mystery and wonder, including the winning entry in the Resurgence Poetry Prize. In his Keynotes essay, David E Cooper analyses our need to cultivate a sense of the joyous mystery of life, focusing on gardens and gardening. Elsewhere, Satish Kumar reflects on the pervasive power of love, and in a meditation, Peter Reason sees the world, turning but timeless, in a dewdrop.

We also examine pressing contemporary issues. From Catalonia, Jordi Pigem appeals for the moves for independence to be seen in ecological and cultural terms. Marianne Brown interviews the co-founder of a campaign against 'hate speech'. And, raising a perennially sensitive issue, David Johnson and Carina Hirsch argue for population and environmental campaigners to find common cause.

Resurgence has exciting plans for 2018 as we look to create a new centre for education, environment and the arts as a springboard for our work. We would like to thank you for all your support for our crowdfunder and wish all our readers a peaceful and joyful New Year.

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Feature articles

Stop Funding Hate

Stop Funding Hate

Marianne Brown interviews the co-founder of 'Stop Funding Hate', a campaign to persuade companies not to advertise alongside racist, sexist or other discriminatory media articles. Quickly gathering momentum, this campaign is intended as a wake up call to the tabloids.
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Support Grows for our Planned New Home

Support Grows for our Planned New Home

In November, Resurgence launched its first crowdfunding campaign to fund the renovation of the former Small School and create a new environmental education centre in Hartland. Greg Neale reports on the project and our vision for the future of Resurgence.
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Mistletoe and Other Parasites

Mistletoe and Other Parasites

Kate Blincoe challenges our understanding of parasites and the perception that they are always harmful. Parasites are in fact an integral part of the ecosystem and can help to keep populations in balance and enable other species to flourish.
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Diversity Keeps a High Street Alive

Diversity Keeps a High Street Alive

Without serious intervention the British High Street is heading for extinction - overtaken by out-of-town retail, malls, supermarkets and Internet shopping. Despite the odds, some towns defy the trend. Naomi Canton investigates a resilient community.
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Family Planning Makes for a Healthy Ecosystem

Family Planning Makes for a Healthy Ecosystem

David Johnson and Carina Hirsch argue for population and environmental campaigners to find common cause. While the rich West still consumes far more of our planet's resources than the developing world, this is a controversial topic, but one that cannot be ignored.
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Books of the Year

Books of the Year

A host of distinguished contributors choose their Book of the Year. This year's titles are remarkably diverse, with topics from futurology to Nature writing, politics to poetry, craftivism to climate change. A rich seasonal selection of books for you to enjoy.
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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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Richard Cartwright Gallery

Richard Cartwright Gallery

Richard Cartwright, whose artwork features in the Jan/Feb issue of Resurgence & Ecologist, works predominantly in pastel. He is frequently inspired by his own small garden and often works alone at night, which adds to the dark, expectant quality of his pieces.
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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; Stop Funding Hate: Image courtesy of stopfundinghate.org; Support Grows for our Planned New Home: Artist's Interpretation of The Small School © Clive Brocklehurst www.clivebrocklehurst.com; Mistletoe and Other Parasites: Illustration by Linda Scott; Diversity Keeps a High Street Alive: Greengrocers by Emily Sutton; Family Planning Makes for a Healthy Ecosystem: Irene farming seaweed for her business. Photograph © Blue Ventures/Garth Cripps; Books of the Year: Illustration by Emmeline Pidgen

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