To solve the ecological crisis we now face, we need to envision what a truly sustainable relationship between people and the planet might look like, writes Herbert Girardet in a recent Ecologist ‘Megamorphosis’ essay. He suggests that looking back to pre-industrial cultures and their ecological contexts offers useful insights into what such a relationship could entail. Traditional communities’ intimate interaction with the living world enables them not only to survive, but also to thrive. Drawing upon these traditions are a number ...


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