Issue 237 • July/August 2006
Reflecting on India
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Compassion, not fear, should determine our actions.
PRIZES FOR THE EARTH • Paul Kingsnorth
The Goldman Prize celebrates environmental heroes from across the globe.
A DUNG DEAL • Sanjay Sivadas
Elephant-dung paper: a unique way to protect elephants.
A MEXICAN CORNUCOPIA • Lisa Roberts
Preserving corn biodiversity in Mexico.
A PLACE OF HEALING • Angela Locke
On Watchtree Nature Reserve in the UK, new life is rising from the ashes of foot-and-mouth disease.
AN ECO-TOWN THRIVES • Stephen Leahy
Ivory Park EcoCity village, on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa.
SCOPE FOR CHANGE • Julie Richardson
Landscope is a new project at Dartington Hall, Devon, UK that aims to bring more people closer to the land.
THE EARTHSHIP HAS LANDED • Paul Kingsnorth
Recycling 15,000 tyres to build autonomous dwellings.
OFFICE SPACE • Paul Kingsnorth
The Ethical Property Foundation is helping small charities to find office space.
A NEW REFORMATION • Matthew Fox
In the footsteps of Martin Luther: bringing Christianity alive in the 21st century.
COCALERO HERO • Stacy Marking
Evo Morales, Bolivia's president, was a grower of coca. Coca and cocaine are not the same thing.
BLIND SPOT • David Nicholson-Lord
The reluctance to address human population growth.
A RADICAL PRAGMATIST • Sophie Poklewski Koziell
An interview with Patrick Holden, Director of the Soil Association.
The business model at Riverford Organics poses an interesting question: can big be beautiful as well?
It's time to celebrate the achievements of democracy.
The US and the UK perpetuate self-serving, hypocritical foreign policies which will continue to be rejected by the Muslim world.
CHALLENGING STEREOTYPES • David Gosling
The mainstream media dupe us into thinking that most global problems originate from so-called developing countries. Environmentally, India has been a world leader - at least at the political level.
The US-India Knowledge Initiative is promoting ignorance in the name of knowledge. The techniques of traditional Indian agriculture cannot be 'improved'.
INVESTORS IN PEOPLE • Chris Wright
Change cannot be imposed on India from outside. For development to be self-sustaining it has to be self-organised.
People like Tenzin Palmo act as bridges between the old and the new.
MUSICAL MANIFESTOS • Hugh Warwick
Seize The Day: the musical wing of the ecology movement.
The artist James Turrell creates wholeness out of perceptions, patterns, dreams and silence.
INTERPRETING THE WORLD • Clive Adams
How contemporary artists are developing new understandings of our connection and responsibilities to Nature.
ON FORM • Rosie Pearson
An exhibition of the work of stone-carvers at Asthall Manor in Oxfordshire, UK.
TWO NIGHTINGALES • Jørgen Stig Nørgård
The deeper meaning in Hans Christian Andersen's stories.
THE NATURAL VISION • John Lane
A tribute to John Constable, written to coincide with an exhibition at Tate Britain.
Letters to the Editors
Poetry - NIGEL McLOUGHLIN • Peter Abbs
An Ulster poet with a compelling lyrical voice.
Recipes - A POOR PERFECTION • Rose Prince
Perfectly formed fruits and vegetables do not necessarily taste the best. Cauliflower remoulade and outer lettuce-leaf soup.
The special meaning of 'here'.
Helpful hints to reduce your car's ecological footprint.
Touchstone - GO TO HEAVEN ON AN EGG • Colin Hodgetts
How not to market Christianity.
Visionaries - GOETHE • Brian Goodwin
Goethe united art and science and created a holistic culture.
Review of Black Market: Inside the Endangered Species Trade in Asia by Ben Davies
Review of The Collapse of Globalism by John Ralston Saul
Review of Earth Democracy by Vandana Shiva
Review of Plan B 2.0 by Lester R. Brown
Review of Making Terrorism History by Scilla Elworthy and Gabrielle Rifkind
Review of The Wild Braid by Stanley Kunitz
Review of The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock
Review of A Brief Guide to Islam by Paul Grieve
Review of Beyond Conservation by Peter Taylor
LESS AND LOCAL • Jerry Mander
Review of The Party's Over by Richard Heinberg and Power Down by Richard Heinberg
Review - A GANDHIAN INFLUENCE • Paul Salstrom
Review of Gandhi as Disciple and Mentor by Thomas Weber
Review - FROM EMPIRE TO EARTH COMMUNITY • David Korten
Review of The Great Turning by David Korten
Review - LIGHT AND SHADOW • Jordi Pigem
Review of The Integral Operating System by Ken Wilber