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Quest for Harmony

We were delighted that HRH The Prince of Wales recorded a personal video address entitled 'Quest for Harmony' for the Resurgence 50th anniversary celebrations held in Oxford from 22 to 25 Sep 2016. The video was first shown during the opening ceremony of 'One Earth, One Humanity, One Future' - a four day event that brought together leading figures from the world’s green and social justice movements and 50 plus international speakers and performers to celebrate 50 years of the UK's longest standing green magazine Resurgence (Resurgence & Ecologist since 2012).

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In the November/December issue of Resurgence & Ecologist we ask what an ideal world would look like and how might we get there.

Five hundred years since Thomas More wrote Utopia, Nicole Pohl sketches the history of utopianism - ideas that have informed small communities or great nations, social experiments that flourished, and those that failed. The concept of Utopia continues to fascinate in an increasingly turbulent world.

The 'Brexit' vote for the United Kingdom to leave the EU has also inspired debate on what kind of society we could build. In a special feature on Brexit, Jonathon Porritt issues a clarion call to the green movement; Paul Kingsnorth examines the values of local democracy; Helena Norberg-Hodge puts the debate into a global context; and Sarah Beattie-Smith reports from Scotland, where devolution from Westminster may have unexpected consequences.

In our arts section, Peter Abbs explores the poetry of Thomas Hardy, Emma Crichton-Miller discovers a new foundation dedicated to the landscape paintings of Tony Foster and Matt Harvey shares his reflections on the Quakers in his poem 'Something of God'.

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Feature articles

Energy News

Energy News

Kara Moses reports on the increase in renewable energy sources and the rise of investment in solar technology across the globe, but warns this is no time for complacency - the G7 nations must honour the Paris Agreement and keep their pledge to end 'inefficient' fossil fuel subsidies within the decade.
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Going Against the Grain of Convention

Going Against the Grain of Convention

Oliver Tickell interviews John Letts, a remarkable farmer and archaeobotanist who is working to restore the diversity of crops - a diversity that has been decimated by plant breeders and industrial agriculture. Restoring genetic diversity is essential if we are to meet the climate challenges ahead.
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Small is Still Beautiful

Small is Still Beautiful

Paul Kingsnorth, co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project, berates progressive green thinkers who were seduced by the EU and urges the greens to seize the moment, reclaim their radical roots and take the lead on Brexit.
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Madness, myth and metaphor

Madness, myth and metaphor

In a personal account of manic depression, Jay Griffith reflects on the connections she made between madness, the mythical world, and the power of metaphors drawn from nature.
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Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Seeing the Wood for the Trees

India Windsor-Clive reports on Jerwood Open Forest, a new arts initiative that showcases bold works by new artists in forest locations. A unique project where there is no brief and submissions can be of any discipline. The artworks created so far demonstrate how art can engage and connect us more directly with nature.
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Seeing the World Half-Empty

Seeing the World Half-Empty

Michael McCarthy reviews Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life by Edward O. Wilson. Haunted by the idea that the vast majority of the Earth's species will have disappeared before we can even know them, E.O. Wilson proposes drastic measures for desperate times.
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More than a magazine

Resurgence 50 event

Resurgence 50 event

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Resurgence, The Resurgence Trust held a three-day event, entitled One Earth, One Humanity, One Future, from 22 - 25 September, at Worcester College, Oxford.
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Heike Roesel Gallery

Heike Roesel Gallery

Heike Roesel's etchings appear on the cover of Resurgence & Ecologist November/December 2016 and alongside our Keynotes article by Nicole Pohl. A printmaker based in Brighton, Heike has developed her own technique of acrylic resist etching and creates prints that portray semi-abstract, imaginative worlds.
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Top 20 songs from the Sixties

Top 20 songs from the Sixties

Resurgence started life in London at the height of the revolutionary fervour of the Sixties. To celebrate our 300th issue (Jan/Feb 2017) we have compiled our 'Top 20 Songs that Changed the World' - the defining revolutionary songs of the times.
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Free sample copy

Free sample copy

Enjoy a free pdf issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Within the pages of this unique magazine you'll find thought-provoking articles on the latest environmental, ethical and social issues, plus opinion, ideas and stunning art.
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The Resurgence Story

The Resurgence Story

To mark 50 years at the forefront of environmental publishing, we've made a short video all about the magazine, now published as Resurgence & Ecologist, and the environmental charity behind it - The Resurgence Trust.
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Picture Credits

Picture Credits

Web banner image: Shepherd's Cottage, by Rebecca Vincent; Cover image: Where we live by Heike Roesel; Energy News: Wind mill, India © KreativKolors/Shutterstock; Going Against the Grain: John Letts at his Buckinghamshire farm © Adrian Arbib; Small is Still Beautiful: Illustrations by Edd Baldry; Madness, Myth and Metaphor: Waiting by Daniel Ablitt; Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Semiconductor, Cosmos (2014), in Alice Holt Forest, Surrey. Photo: Laura Hodgeson

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