It’s been a year of birthdays. Resurgence is 45. Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace are 40. WWF is 50, and Occupy is a year old.

But while Resurgence grows from strength to strength – with the exciting incorporation of the Ecologist – the UK’s green groups have hit a new low: virtually invisible, largely ineffective and mostly ignored by both government and the electorate.

All is not lost. The movement has been in the doldrums before, and yet each time, new thinking and new forms of organisation and activism lifted it forward. Now we must do so again, before the door slams shut on the once-in-a-lifetime ...


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