Lessons for the Future

Issue 322 • September/October 2020

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In this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, we look at ways people around the world are nurturing life – and hope – in the extreme. In the Ecologist section, Matt Kendall celebrates post-pandemic pedal power in Paris, and Rhiane Fatinikun speaks to Resurgence & Ecologist about Black Girls Hike and tackling racism in the British countryside.

In Keynotes, Russell Warfield interviews Jane Davidson about the pioneering Future Generations Act, which sets a precedent for leaders across the globe. In Arts, Michael Benson explores how images can be a powerful tool for communicating hope amid the horror of human-made crises.

Our September/October issue also explores the role of education at a time of coronavirus and the vital lessons we can learn.


  • Think on Your Feet: Tansy Hoskins
  • The Outdoors Should Be For Everyone: Rhiane Fatinikun
  • Acting for the Future: Russell Warfield
  • Teaching Children Strategies for Peace: Helen Porter
  • Digital Dictators: Satish Kumar
  • How to Build a Movement: Andrew Papworth

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Hope in the Extreme

People around the world are nurturing life - and hope - in the extreme


Breaking The Language Barrier

Translating climate information to reach more people around the world

Nature Reserves and Green Corridors

Community action in Scotland and an RHS project to create garden corridors

News From the Grassroots

A round up of environmental news stories

Resurgence News

Resurgence centre news and the line up for this year's Festival of Wellbeing


Think on Your Feet

Investigating the horrors of the footwear industry

Wheels of Fortune

In Paris, cycling is becoming the new normal

The Outdoors Should Be For Everyone

Resurgence & Ecologist catches up with the founder of Black Girls Hike

Buying Time

Nigel Sizer from the Rainforest Alliance on the destruction of the rainforests


Acting for the Future

Interview with Jane Davidson about a groundbreaking piece of legislation in Wales


Education - School in the Time of Coronavirus

Introducing our special section on education

Education - History Lessons for a Liveable Future

We need to teach colonialism to tackle the climate crisis

Education - University Challenge

Exploring fossil fuel divestment in higher education

Education - Becoming Family with Place

Australian researchers want to put Indigenous wisdom at the heart of education

Education - Bringing The Biosphere Home

Schools must cultivate connection with the living planet

Education - Teaching Children Strategies for Peace

Sharing experience of building peaceful schools

Education - Learning From Home

After lockdown, home schooling has a lot to teach us

Wisdom and Wellbeing

Sensing The Thread

In an era of self-isolation we are learning the importance of touch

Slow-dough Crumpets

Celebrating Sourdough September with homemade crumpets

Once Upon A Climb

Discovering the joys of staying close to home

Meadow Sweet

Finding love in the Anthropocene

Digital Dictators

Computers can't teach kindness

The Arts

A Picture of Hope

The power of photography to tell a complex story

A Mosaic of Sacrifice

Interview with extreme craftivist Carrie Reichardt

Home Grown

Gavin Munro on making furniture from living trees


Letters to the Editors - Letters to the Editor

A selection of letters to our editor


Between Science and Knowledge

Review of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants; Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

On The Verge

Review of The Accidental Countryside: Hidden Havens for Britain's Wildlife

Grain of Truth

Review of Amber Waves: The Extraordinary Biography of Wheat from Wild Grass to World Megacrop

Beyond the Path

Review of The Wild Silence

In Defence of Eco-poetry

Review of The Music of Time: Poetry in the Twentieth Century

The Power of Reimagination

Review of From What If to What Next: Podcast

How to Build a Movement

Review of Gandhi the Organiser: How He Shaped a Nationwide Rebellion, India 1915-1922

Web Exclusives

Article - Obituary: John Papworth

The founder of Resurgence magazine and truly one of a kind

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