Benevolent Universe

Issue 282 • January/February 2014

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New Year New Philosophy

We must go beyond self-interest and embrace the idea of mutual interest


Action From the Grass Roots

Grass roots initiatives around the globe

Farming Freedom

A simple agricultural technique could release farmers from the grip of agrochemical corporations

The Future of Agriculture

Closed-loop agriculture uses farm waste to power farm production


Renewable vs Fossil Fuels

Where should we put our energy and efforts?

The Story of Energy

The story of energy is the story of real transformation

GMO Mumbo-Jumbo

Making the link between the use of GMO in cotton and the suicide of farmers in India

The Challenges Ahead

It's time to get to grips with the challenges of climate change and food security

The Bottled Water Con

Why bottled water is such a bad choice for your pocket, for the environment and for your health

My Green Life

Stephen Grosz, psychotherapist and author of The Examined Life, shares his thoughts on green issues


Exit Interview

An extract from This Poem

A Little Duck

Ethical Living

Changing Paradigms

The unique leadership style of Uruguay's president José Mujica

Bob Brown

A profile of the former senator still fighting to protect the Tarkine wilderness of North West Tasmania

Last Plant Standing

Cooking up a winter botanical feast

The Nature of Wine

Winemaking is almost a spiritual endeavour

Slow Lane to Nonviolence

Reflections on a unique way to resolve conflict


Benevolent Universe

Creating a green movement that places its trust in benevolence


Banking for the Planet

Revisioning a system of banking that respects Nature's balance sheet

Future Proof

Sustainable education prepares students for real-life challenges

A Call to Pragmatism

Philosopher and author John Gray on environmentalism, Nature and the global ecosystem

Rooted in the World

The wellbeing benefits of "thinking like a plant"

To fit together

Ruth Padel talks about beauty, harmony and conceptual art


Letters to the Editors

A selection of letters from our readers


A brain teaser full of ecological clues

Poetry - A Sensuous Intelligence

A tribute to the late Seamus Heaney

Poetry - Poetry and Animism

Exploring the aliveness of the world through poetry

Poetry - Transhuman Magnificence

Celebrating the radical American poet Robinson Jeffers

The Arts

The Dance of Clay

Reflecting on the relationship between a ceramicist's spiritual and physical endeavours


Saved By Technology?

Review of The World We Made: Alex McKay's Story from 2050

Long Live Trees

Review of Under the Green Wood

Beauty Can Save the Planet

Review of The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology and Design

Economic Democracy

Review of The Trouble with Billionaires: How the Super-Rich Hijacked the World (and How We Can Take It Back)

A Poet's Pilgrim

Review of Cycling After Thomas and the English

A Bleak Picture

Review of Out of This Earth: East India Adivasis and the Aluminium Cartel

Decentralised Democracy

Review of A Complexity Approach to Sustainability: Theory and Application

Healthy Soil

Review of Soil Lives!: A Biography of the Uncelebrated Earth Beneath Our Feet

Landscape and the Human Heart

Review of The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

Music as Activism

Review of A tribute to Pete Seeger's album God Bless the Grass

Web Exclusives

Article - A New Scientific Paradigm

A new medicine for a new millennium

Article - Weaving Water

Artist Sarah Sense weaves Native American tradition with digital photography

Review - Enduring Wisdom

Review of Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution

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