Resurgence

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Resurgence

"Within the beautifully illustrated pages of Resurgence is an eclectic mix of articles on ecology, alternative education, spirituality, sustainable development and the arts, as well as regular poetry, gardening and recipe columns, humour, reviews and more. Some issues are given over to a particular theme such as food, Nature, transport or a particular country or individual." [1]

In 2012 The Ecologist was merged into Resurgence. [2]

History

"Resurgence is, it’s thought, the longest-running environmental magazine in Britain. Its survival so long, without millionaire backing and without turning itself into a consumer lifestyle accessory, with the advertising to match, tells a compelling story – not only of conviction, commitment and endurance but of need, role and relevance. It was founded in 1966 by John Papworth, a well-known peace campaigner with connections to the Committee of 100 and the Peace Pledge Union, but rapidly broadened its critique from the nuclear nightmare generated by the Cold War to pollution, intensive farming and food production and the related political problems of centralisation, bigness and the growing separation of economics from ethics.

"Its presiding spirits in those early days included E F Schumacher, the “renegade economist” who wrote Small is Beautiful, and Leopold Kohr, the less famous but much-admired author of the decentralist classic The Breakdown of Nations. Both wrote frequently for Resurgence, as did the self-sufficiency guru John Seymour, but despite these and many other (voluntary) contributions the magazine faced constant money problems. In the early 1970s it nearly went bankrupt but in 1973, after John Papworth had left to take up a job with the Government of Zambia and a number of “guest editors” had brought out different issues, Satish Kumar became editor – and remains to this day." [3]

Board of Trustees (2012)

Accessed April 2012: [4]

People (2011) [5]

Trustees

  • James Sainsbury (chair), Sandy Brown, Rebecca Hossack, Nick Robins, Ana Stanic, Dick Baker, Josephine Amankwah

Associate Editors

  • Herbert Girardet, Hazel Henderson, David Kingsley, June Mitchell, Sophie Poklewski Koziell, Jonathan Robinson, Andrew Simms, Martin Wright

Advisory Panel

  • Ramesh Agrawal, Rosie Boycott, Ros Coward, Oliver James, Annie Lennox, Philip Marsden, Geoff Mulgan, Jonathon Porritt, Gordon Roddick, Sam Roddick, William Sieghart

Patrons

  • Anthony Bamford, Carole Bamford, Roger Franklin, Kim Samuel-Johnson, Doug Tompkins, Michael Watt, Louise White, Mr and Mrs N.J. Woodward

People (2010) [6]

Trustees

  • Chair - James Sainsbury, Sandy Brown, Rebecca Hossack, Nick Robins

Associate Editors

  • Herbert Girardet, Hazel Henderson, David Kingsley, June Mitchell, Sophie Poklewski Koziell, Jonathan Robinson, Andrew Simms, Martin Wright

Advisory Panel

  • Ramesh Agrawal, Rosie Boycott, Ros Coward, Oliver James, Annie Lennox, Philip Marsden, Geoff Mulgan, Jonathon Porritt, Gordon Roddick, Sam Roddick, William Sieghart

People (2009) [7]

Trustees

Associate Editors

Advisory Panel

Patrons

Patrons (2010) [8]

Patrons (£5,000)

Life Members (£1,000)

Sustainer Members (£500)

Contact

Web: http://www.resurgence.org

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles

References

  1. Whats in, Resurgence, accessed November 28, 2008.
  2. The Ecologist Resurgence and the Ecologist to merge, organizational web page, accessed June 14, 2012.
  3. The Resurgence Story, Resurgence, accessed November 28, 2008.
  4. Resurgence Trust, organizational web page, accessed April 4, 2012.
  5. Resurgence Magazine, Sep/Oct 2011.
  6. Resurgence Magazine, Sep/Oct 2010.
  7. Resurgence Magazine, March/April 2009.
  8. Resurgence Magazine, Sep/Oct 2010.