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Building Back Hope

Issue 326 - May/June 2021

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In this issue, we look at a ‘Green Recovery’. It can be easy to feel that ‘building back better’ is an impossible dream, but as our feature articles show, we are already building the foundations.

We hear from Change the Rules, a project mapping communities developing local economic models to protect the planet. Jonathan Neale explores the need for global solidarity over ‘climate jobs’ to forge a green transition, and think tank ‘Common Wealth’ helps us visualise what tenement life in Glasgow would look like under a green recovery.

Lesley Riddoch calls for a renaissance of the Scottish hut to better connect us with Nature, and Katie Dancey-Downs describes how young people are setting the stage for eco-activism in theatres.

By connecting with each other to rebuild our communities and connection with Nature, we can create a Green Recovery and show others what a better future can look like.

We hope you enjoy our selection of free articles from this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine.


  • Defending our Forests: Helen Dancer
  • A Questions of Development: Tsitsina Xavante
  • Reframing Economics: Herbert Girardet
  • A Call for Green Sabbaths: Jonathan Schorsch
  • The Fabric of Resilience: Claire Wellesley-Smith