Resurgence, Vol 1 No 1 - May/Jun 1966
Discover Resurgence & Ecologist magazine – covering issues from Gaia to Greenpeace, Peace to Politics and Organic to Occupy.
Following the merger between The Resurgence Trust and the Ecologist, the joint publication Resurgence & Ecologist magazine is now available in print and online.
In Resurgence & Ecologist you’ll find positive, informed and original perspectives on environmental issues, engaged activism, philosophy, arts and ethical living. Plus, an extensive book review section, green living, poetry, stunning images and contemporary design. With an intriguing mix of ideas, insights and commentary on environmental issues that can’t be found anywhere else, Resurgence & Ecologist is a magazine not to be missed.
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THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE: COMPASSION
Every issue, Resurgence & Ecologist puts forward positive solutions to the challenges facing our planet, society and the human spirit. Of course, we don't avoid reporting threats to peace or the environment, and the dangers of political and economic inequality in a society where power is centralised and enjoyed by a few, and where success is measured by wealth and excessive materialism. But we believe that we can meet these challenges.
So it's a pleasure to report on a success that exemplifies the Resurgence spirit. In Frome, Somerset, a small town has succeeded in drastically cutting hospital emergency admission rates. How? Doctors who recognised the limits of simply treating symptoms have helped address causes. They set up social projects where people at risk of isolation are being helped in numerous small ways that show the value of empathy and cooperation. Attention, politicians: this shows that holistic policies, putting people and planet before economic nostrums based on infinite growth, can succeed. Elsewhere in this issue, David Orr outlines what such a sustainable economics could look like.
Meanwhile, Andreas Weber’s essay on erotic ecology – so appropriate for spring – hymns the sensual side of our relationship with the natural world. Jill Blincoe echoes this with a thrilling reminder of the song of the skylark. And Philip Lymbery of Compassion in World Farming suggests that, increasingly, we are realising the dangers of a profit-at-all-cost approach to our food production.
The message of Resurgence is getting through. There is hope. There is an alternative.