Nature Crunch: Redesign, Rethink, Reimagine

Issue 252 • January/February 2009

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Nature Crunch

The credit crunch is an opportunity to redesign our money system.


Rainforest Nations Lead the Way

New commitments to stop rainforest loss and protect endangered species.

Creating Coral

Using appropriate technology to restore damaged reefs.

The Grandmothers Speak

Reviving the traditions, rituals and medicines that can help heal the world.

Love in Action

Working with communities for positive change.


Divine Abiding

The 'holy life' is necessary grounding for us all.

Liberation Ecology

Forget "no growth" - the reality is "endless possibility".

A Green New Deal

Mobilising billions for a low-carbon economy.

Darwin Revisioned

Transforming Darwinian evolution into a liberating vision for 21st century.

How to be Hopeful

Some sound advice for us all.



Lord, the air smells good.

You Have Two Cows Anon

Political perspectives on having two cows.

Biocultural Diversity

Costing the Earth

Valuing Nature's abundance.

The Arts

Land Marks

Can art help raise awareness of what we are doing to the Earth?

Modern Elegance

The award-winning architecture of Tadao Ando.


Poetry - In the Service of Beauty

The power of metaphoric language to integrate our lives and give soul to the world.

Nature Writers - A Moral Gaze

Inspirational writers who change the way we see the world.

A Sense of Place - Flight Paths on Skomer

Skomer island is a haven to thousands of breeding seabirds.

Slow Travel - Walking the world

A glimpse of the journey from Austria to New Zealand.

Gardening - The Perfect Garden

There is rhythm in the tide of growth.

Transition Time - Living Without Oil

Embarking on a journey to live more respectfully with Gaia.

The Occasional Didymus - Killing Time

Time doesn’t actually need saving.

Short Story - Polaris

No other star is as quick to tell me where to go.

The Big Picture - Icons of England

Campaign to protect rural England.

Letters to the Editors - Eyes Wide Open

Members' Page

Commit to one action to serve the planet in 2009.

Members' Page - New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions to serve the planet.


Exit Strategy

Review of The shift to a low-carbon future.

A New Capitalism

Review of A World Without Poverty.

Corporate Evolution

Review of The Necessary Revolution.

A Saner Society

Review of The Selfish Capitalist: Origins of Affluenza.

Institutional Dishonesty

Review of The Secret History of the War on Cancer.

The Age of Embezzlement

Review of The Gods That Failed: How Blind Faith in Markets Has Cost Us Our Future

The Case for Common Sense

Review of The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience.

Our Cellular Landscape

Review of Body Eloquence: The Power of Myth and Story to Awaken the Body's Energies.

Exercises in Thinking

Review of Transcendence: Seekers and Seers in the Age of Thoreau.


Review of The Wild Places.

Cultural Psychotherapy

Review of Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition.

Philosopher of Grace

Review of Understanding Gregory Bateson.

Creative Co-operation

Review of Batu-Angas: Envisioning Nature with Alfred Russel Wallace.

Web Exclusives

Article - Black is the New White

A teenager’s invention to help save the planet.

Article - Forest Gardening

Regenerating landscapes, rediscovering abundance.

Article - Growing Communities

Julie Brown has created a local food project as vibrant and diverse as the community in which she lives.

Article - Nature's Signature

The art of Pip Benveniste is an expression of her love for the land and the vast connectedness of all life.

Article - Truth of Experience

The paintings of David Tress are alive, fluid and belong to an Earth marked by ancient human presence.

Review - The English Resistance

Review of The art of knowing where and who you are.

Review - Books in Brief , &

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