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The Future in Our Hands

Issue 330 • January/February 2022

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In our New Year issue we look at Rewilding and include an interview with conservationist and author Isabella Tree; and a piece by Fiona MacIsaac and Magnus Davidson about why Scotland’s rewilding plans should utilise Gaelic to inform the debate.

In the Ecologist section Brendan Montague explains how tougher rules on fossil fuel investments could help avert economic disaster and Jonathan Neale looks at what comes after COP26. In Connected Life Laurie King finds out how young people are turning eco-anxiety into empowerment and Gary Cook meets former tree surgeon turned activist Robin Walter.

Our Feature Story is the winner of the essay competition ‘Education As If People and Planet Matter’, launched to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Schumacher College and set up in collaboration with Resurgence & Ecologist. In Wisdom & Wellbeing Sandor Katz introduces us to perpetual pickling delights, with a turmeric paste fermentation recipe; and in Art & Culture Anna Souter speaks to Zadok Ben-David about his new exhibition Natural Reserve at Kew Gardens.

Highlights

  • Brendan Montague: Banking on Our Future
  • Katie Hodgetts: Building Resilience 
  • PL Henderson: Free Wheeling 
  • Matt Carmichael: The Wasp Lesson 
  • Hugh Webster: With or Without Wolves 
  • Satish Kumar: Long Live The Wild

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Welcome

Conflict and Connection

Another world is possible if we face the future with strength and hope.

Regulars

Community - Resurgence News •

A selection of stories from our community

Letters to the Editors - Letters to the Editor

A selection of letters to our Editor

Ecologist

Ecologist News •

Top stories from The Ecologists online

Bearing Witness in the British Museum •

Indigenous collective calling for a justice reset

What Next after COP26? •

We need to take matters into our own hands

Banking on our Future

Tougher rules on fossil fuel investment could help avert economic disaster

Connected Life

Water Protectors on the Frontline •

Protests against Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota

Express Connection

Young people are turning eco-anxiety into empowerment

Rooting for Butterflies in Delhi •

Building butterfly corridors in the city

Wood Be Good •

An interview with former tree surgeon turned activist Robin Walter

Free Wheeling

Exploring how cycling has helped women's emancipation

Keynotes

The Wasp Lesson

Winning essay from the Schumacher competition 'Education as if People and Planet Matter’

Rewilding

Connecting our Landscape

An interview with rewilding pioneer Isabella Tree

Sea Change •

How restoring marine life can help heal the planet

A Sense of Belonging • &

Gaelic should have a central place in Scotland's rewilding

With or Without Wolves?

Where next for rewilding?

Long Live the Wild •

The wonder of wilding

Art and Culture

From the Ashes •

Zadok Ben-David's new exhibition

Re-Wilding the Wordhoard •

News of a collaborative arts project

Nature and the Ecological Emergency International Poetry Competition

The winning poems from The Beaver Trust's inaugural poetry competition

Wisdom and Wellbeing

Three Steps to Change the World

Social reforms starts at the grassroots

The Spice is Right •

Recipe for fermented turmeric paste

Reality Show •

Seeing theatre in our natural surroundings can connect us to Nature

Rain Sometimes Turns to Hail •

Recording Britain through Japan's 72 seasons

The Hole Story •

Meeting a community of swimmers in Finland

Reviews

Good Books

Review of Reading recommendations for the New Year

Listen Up!

Review of Three Podcasts with different world views

Roots of Change

Review of The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth

Hunter and Hunted

Review of Beak, Tooth and Claw: Living with Predators in Britain

The Power of Caring

Review of How Compassion Can Transform Our Politics, Economy and Society

Eating Together

Review of Can Fixing Dinner Fix the Planet?

Plant Portraits

Review of Around the World in 80 Plants

A Year in Microseasons

Review of Light Rains Sometimes Fall: A British Year Through Japan's 72 Seasons

Web Exclusives

Article - Faith And Science Towards Cop26

Thoughts on the Vatican conference bringing faith leaders and scientists together

Article - P.E.A. Greenest Family Award

Satish Kumar and his family are the winners of the P.E.A Award for Greenest Family 2021

Article - Education as if People and Planet Matter – Second Prize Winner

On the intertwining of ancient wisdom and modern living

Article - Education as if People and Planet Matter – Third Prize Winner

Guy Dauncey on their School in Siquirres, Costa Rica

Article - Geoffrey Lee Cooper

Satish Kumar remembers a friend and colleague Geoffrey Lee Cooper, 9 May 1937 – 7 October 2021.

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