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January/February 2014

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Benevolent Universe

The January/February issue of Resurgence & Ecologist reflects back on the world we have created and looks forward to what needs to happen now to keep sustainability at the top of our local, global and personal agendas.

Satish Kumar invites us to begin the New Year with a new philosophy – one that takes us beyond self-interest to embrace the idea of mutual interest, reciprocity and interdependence. This new philosophy of unity will shift the balance and enable us to address key environmental and economic challenges in 2014.

Ecologist Editor, Oliver Tickell, reviews the energy debate in the light of the IPCC report and reveals where we need to concentrate our efforts in the future. We also take a look at new initiatives in farming, consider the true value of sustainable education and share a special feature on poetry.

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Closed loop agricultureThe Future of Agriculture

Lynn Batten discovers an innovative approach to farm waste that creates green energy and reduces carbon dioxide. Turning a big problem into a solution, closed-loop agriculture proves that there is no such thing as waste – just resources in the wrong place.

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Story of EnergyThe Story of Energy

Our relationship with energy presents big challenges, not only for our technology, but also for our culture, society and democracy. Paul Allen, co-author of Zero Carbon Britain, explores this relationship and where it all went wrong.

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Tarkine, TasmaniaBob Brown

Australia's first green leader, now retired Senator, is still fighting hard to protect the Tarkine of North West Tasmania – a vast, rich wilderness currently under threat from open-cut mining. He urges fellow campaigners to get out and connect with Nature.

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Benevolent UniverseBenevolent Universe

The world is how you see it. If you look at it with benevolent eyes, the world reciprocates with benevolence, and this is the quality we need to harness as the underlying ethos of a new environmental movement, writes Satish Kumar.

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rosesA Sensuous Intelligence

“Since the news of Seamus Heaney’s death at the end of last summer, I have been thinking about this remarkable man and wondering what his life and work represented.” Peter Abbs pays tribute.

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Green citySaved by Technology?

Tony Juniper reviews The World We Made: Alex McKay's Story from 2050 by Jonathon Porritt, and discovers an optimistic journey to the future, but with some challenges and uncomfortable home truths.

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Also free to read online from the Jan/Feb Issue

Last Plant Standing • Susan Clark
Cooking up a winter botanical feast More

Future Proof • Jane Davidson
Sustainable education prepares students for real-life challenges More

Economic Democracy • Jack Santa Barbara
Review of The Trouble with Billionaires: How the Super-Rich Hijacked the World (and How We Can Take It Back) More

Healthy Soil • Pat Thomas
Review of Soil Lives! A Biography of the Uncelebrated Earth Beneath Our Feet More

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A New Scientific Paradigm • Damir A Shakambet
A new medicine for a new millennium More

Weaving Water • Dory Walker
Artist Sarah Sense weaves Native American tradition with digital photography More

Enduring Wisdom • David Cadman
Review of Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution More

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Don't miss the following articles only in print

Renewable vs Fossil Fuels • Oliver Tickell
Where should we put our energy and efforts?

The Bottled Water Con • David Gray
Why bottled water is such a bad choice for your pocket

Music as Activism • Merlyn Driver
Review of A tribute to Pete Seeger's album God Bless the Grass

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