Resurgence, Vol 1 No 1 - May/Jun 1966
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Following the merger between The Resurgence Trust and the Ecologist, the joint publication Resurgence & Ecologist magazine is now available in print and online.
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GREEN SHOOTS – AND SIGNS OF HOPE
In a time of political uncertainty, anger and fear, the coming of Spring offers the green shoots of hope. Accordingly, in our March/April issue, Resurgence & Ecologist presents a manifesto for green minds, peace and social justice around the world.
In our cover feature, Jules Pretty and his University of Essex colleagues advance a comprehensive case for bringing Nature into our lives. Health and wellbeing depend on our realising our true relationship with the planet, strengthening communities and individuals alike at a time when conventional health systems are under strain, and an economy predicated on consumerism is, if anything, only contributing to our malaise.
This is a manifesto for national and local governments, communities and individuals alike, and should be a lesson for our politicians. A similar lesson comes from Fiona Reynolds' account of the ceaseless campaign to conserve the British countryside over the last two centuries - as she calls it, the fight for beauty. Remarkable, resolute men and women have fought that fight, which has been as much concerned for greening towns and cities as it has for protecting country and coast.
As so often, protecting the environment is also about campaigning for social justice. In East Africa, the Tanzanian agricultural campaigner Janet Maro - profiled by Thembi Mutch - is showing, together with her colleagues, that forms of farming that reject high-tech, chemically intensive agriculture, can empower local communities. Around the world, such initiatives are vital in resisting the destructive forces of globalisation.
There are other, destructive forces to be resisted in today's world, of course - in particular, the growing threat to peace. In our Keynotes feature, the American writer Mark Kurlansky reminds us of the importance of nonviolent campaigning. Equally important, he reminds us that nonviolence can succeed.
In uncertain times, then, there are always reasons for hope. And as Spring comes to the northern hemisphere, Mark Constantine reminds us of the beauty of birdsong. His feature is a call for conservation, but it is also a reaffirmation of the life-force of Nature. Enjoy the article, then listen to Mark's recordings of birdsong via our website. The songs of Spring offer us hope anew.