Catalysts For Change

Issue 272 • May/June 2012

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The Transformative Power of Art

David Hockney reminds us what the politicians have forgotten


Love Local Food

New outlet for affordable, local and sustainable food

Growing Power

Urban farming changing lives

Solar Sculpture

Renewable energy in Mexico City

Floating Communities

Creating schools and housing that can withstand monsoon floods

Marine Protection

Implementing policies to preserve oceans and coastal areas

Wildlife Direct

Protecting biodiversity in Africa

Electric Superbus

Investing in new modes of transport

The Garden of Hope

Finding beauty in communal green spaces

From Deserts to Rice Paddies

Probiotics for plants


Zero-carbon cooking

The People's Supermarket

Community-supported shopkeeping


Catalysts For Change

Introducing the pioneering work of the Marion Institute


Museums of Happiness

How museums can help inspire a re-imagined society

Not For Trade

Fighting the illegal trafficking of wildlife

Rescuing the Economy

The key task facing the Rio+20 summit

A Little-Known Jewel

Create a sustainable hub at Hong Kong's Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Waste Not, Want Not

Exploring the role of waste in creating positive change

Witness the Waste

Celebrating the waste-documenting work of photographer Chris Jordan


Creative ways to compost human waste

What Rubbish?

From pollution to solution

A Hymn of Praise

Nature and the flower garden

The Mystery of Flowers

The sacred geometry of plants


The Blue Flower

The pilgrim's friend

The Road to Happiness

The love of landscape


Nature Writers - Lessons from the Bees

Learning about cooperation from bees

Small Steps - Walking the Talk

Sharing practical ideas for a sustainable life

Pioneers - The Art of Living

Reflections on the philosophy and life of Henry David Thoreau

Education - Ecological Literacy

Ecological literacy is critical to the survival of humanity

Voice From The South - Reclaiming the Seed

Blocking the introduction of India's proposed Seed Law

Letters to the Editors - A Dual Agenda

A selection of letters to our editors

The Occasional Didymus - Gross Expectations

It's easy to be fast-tracked to a life that has nothing to do with who you really are

Poetry - In Praise of Trees

Introducing eco-poets Kim Lasky and Patrick Bond

Members' Page - The Green Way

Walking the Green London Way

Members' Page - The Funding Network

Using crowdfunding to support social change initiatives

The Arts

A Seeing Eye

The extraordinary talent of David Hockney

A Sense of Place

Time to stop being polite and stand up for our landscape


An insight into the Dartmoor artist's inspiration for his latest exhibition


A Symbol of Hope

Review of The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

Hidden Truths

Review of Gardening as a Sacred Art

Building Solutions

Review of Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now

A Handbook for Happiness

Review of How to Be Compassionate: A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World

A Quiet Joy

Review of Reveries of the Solitary Walker

Nature's Essence

Review of On the Origin of Beauty: Ecophilosophy in the Light of Traditional Wisdom

Silence, Water and the Dao

Review of Convergence with Nature: A Daoist Perspective

Healing Fictions

Review of Coming Home to Story: Storytelling Beyond Happily Every After

Web Exclusives

Article - Tribal Hero

The battle for Adivasi rights in India

Article - Green Pai Driving

An invention that promotes responsible driving and cuts emissions

Article - Zen Cycling

How to wheel freely

Article - Engaging with Food Choices

Helen Jukes recalls her experiences living and working on a smallholding

Article - A Human Nature &

Garry Fabian Miller in conversation with Tom Greeves

Article - Growing Consumerism

The Nine Wild Plants project explained

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