A Lot on Our Plates

Issue 318 • January/February 2020

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We Are What We Eat

Lifestyle changes for a new decade


Bolsonaro wins 'Racist of the Year' award •

Indigenous leaders are touring Europe

Reconnecting with Nature in the Ashes of War

Reporting on the work of award-winning environmentalist Adjany Costa

News from Resurgence •

Resurgence updates and other stories

News From the Grassroots •

A round up of environmental news stories

Education for Climate Change •

Education policy fit for a state of climate emergency


Big Steps Small Footprints •

Investigating Costa Rica's eco-credentials

Hiding Treasure •

Returning flat oysters to the North Sea

Rising Up In Vietnam •

A new wave of environmental protests

Achieving a Just Transition

Only a people-first approach will succeed

Planning a Just Future for Scotland •

Young people need to be involved in a just transition

A Lot To Learn

Can allotments save the Earth?


Flying In The Face of Reason •

How the aviation industry is frying our planet and what we can do about it


Veganism - Food For Thought •

Reasons to go vegan

Veganism - The Long Journey Beyond Veganuary

Broadcaster Chris Packham shares vegan journey

Veganism - An Alternative Worldview •

Speciesism lies at the heart of the climate crisis

Veganism - What's the Beef? •

Reporting on recent research

Veganism - Soul Food •

Discovering why more Jains are giving up dairy

Veganism - Eyes on the Pies •

Lifting the lid on a family-run business

Veganism - In the Running

A world record-holding athlete and accidental activist shares her story

Veganism - Old Versus New •

Polarised thinking will get us nowhere

Wisdom and Wellbeing

A Hearty Bean-feast •

Creating a vegan fusion of deliciousness

Conversations with a Tree •

Connecting with the presence and beauty of the sentient world

Comedy of Whirrers •

A poetic response to the controversy of wind turbines

Trees Are Our Teachers •

Musings on the wisdom of a humble apple seed

The Highest Form of Spirituality

Celebrating the power of activism

The Arts

A Common Thread •

Comparing the work of May Morris and Vanessa Barragão

A Question of Style &

Setting the scene for an exhibition challenging the concept of fast fashion


Your House is a Jungle

Review of Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live

Going Native

Review of Invasive Aliens: The Plants and Animals From Over There That Are Over Here

Celebrating 'Old Nature Writing'

Review of The House Without Windows and The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

Putting a Price on Nature

Review of Green and Prosperous Land: A Blueprint for Rescuing the British Countryside

Eating for a Cooler Planet

Review of We Are The Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

Two Brains Are Better Than One

Review of The Divided Brain

What is Good For the Meadow

Review of Thomas Berry: A Biography

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