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32 A MOVING TRIBUTE TO TREES Marianne Brown experiences a new tech project in London 33 DEFINING THE ‘PEACE’ IN QUIET New research aims to protect urban tranquillity, writes Sarah Payne


34 STAND UP FOR THE EARTH Satish Kumar is inspired by recent activism 36 FEEL-GOOD MUSIC Saffron Summerfield talks about the healing properties of birdsong 37 MINDFUL COMPOSTING Nicky Scott explores the alchemy of creating living soil 38 WILD ABOUT FOOD Foraging expert Caroline Davey shares her tips 40 THE TRANQUILLITY OF DARKNESS Tiffany Francis experiences Nature in a different light


42 SOWING SEEDS FOR REBELLION Gary Cook meets artivists

Ackroyd & Harvey 46 GROUNDED FURY Peter Abbs welcomes two new volumes of eco-poetry 48 RISING FROM THE ASHES Lisa Schneidau explores a mythological response to ash dieback 52 LOST AND FOUND Marianne Brown meets artist and author Jackie Morris


56 LET’S GET POLITICAL Russell Warfield reviews A Bright

Future: How Some Countries have Solved Climate Change by Joshua S. Goldstein & Staffan A. Qvist and Given Half a Chance: Ten Ways to Save the World by Edward Davey 58 “IMPOSSIBLE IS NOT A FACT” Rachel Marsh reviews Outrage and Optimism, a podcast from Global Optimism

59 A HANDBOOK FOR REBELLION Graham Jones reviews This is Not a

Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook by Extinction Rebellion 60 GROWING GAINS Brigitte Norland reviews The Garden

Jungle: Or Gardening to Save the Planet by Dave Goulson 61 RECONNECTING THE LANDSCAPE Hugh Warwick reviews The Ecology of

Hedgerows and Field Margins edited by John W. Dover 62 WAKING UP TO FUTURE EARTH Anna Turns reviews The Uninhabitable

Earth: A Story of the Future by David Wallace-Wells 63 IMAGINING A FUTURE

IN RETROSPECT Marianne Brooker reviews Ecological

Form: System and Aesthetics in the Age of Empire edited by Nathan K. Hensley & Philip Steer 64 A HERO’S LEGACY Huw Wahl reviews the film Sharkwater

Extinction directed by Rob Stewart 65 SMASHING THE MUSEUM GLASS Kate Blincoe reviews Extraordinary

Insects: Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. The Ones Who Run Our World by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson 66 MEMBERS’ PAGE 67 SHOP 68 LETTERS 70 ADVERTISEMENTS


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