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C O N T E N T S No.268 September/October 2011

FRONTLINE 4 ACTION FROM THE GRASSROOTS

KEYNOTES 8 NEW FRONTIERS Margaret Atwood It’s not Nature that needs saving; it’s the two-legged species that has forgotten its proper place in the world

UNDERCURRENTS 14 WHAT COMES NEXT? Bill McKibben On why there’s still a good chance we can save our magnificent Ear th 16 RETHINKINGTHE SEASON Charty Durrant Being fashionable shouldn’t have to mean destroying the planet 20 ENCHANTING FORESTS Robin Maynard Why the plan to sell off our national forests triggered a monumental outcr y

22 BEAUTY &WELLBEING Harry Eyres In dialogue with the Conservative MP

Oliver Letwin

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BIOCULTURAL DIVERSITY 32 WHICH WAY NOW? Elizabeth Wainwright Photo feature on the difficult choices facing not just Africa but all of us

REGULARS 1 WELCOME Satish Kumar 34 VOICE FROM THE SOUTH

Vandana Shiva 36 PIONEERS

Elizabeth Wainwright profiles the youth activist Kirsty Schneeberger, MBE

26 CHALLENGING THE GREENS Jonathon Porritt How much progress have we really made, and what should we be doing next?

28 ASKING THE BIG QUESTIONS Colin Tudge Where to look for the big answers

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