Resurgence & Ecologist magazine offers progressive perspectives on the most pressing issues of our time, addressing the environmental and social challenges of today. It provides a voice for change that is driven not by fear, but by hope and respect for the Earth’s many lifeforms. Published by an educational charity, it seeks to inform and inspire a just and thriving future for all.
Here, we offer 6 free issues of this beautifully illustrated magazine. You will find material on climate change, science, geography, ecology, economics, politics, philosophy, history, art and design, literature, PHSE, food and farming, nature, wellbeing, social and environmental justice.
You can also gain access to a 50+ year issue archive by purchasing an institutional subscription for your organisation or school. You can find out more and request a free trail here.
The issues provided include the following themes:
Jan/Feb 2020 – Rewilding
Ecosystems that create life on this planet are slipping through our fingers. One way to counteract this trend that has gained popularity in recent years is rewilding – a form of ecological restoration that reinstates natural processes, often by bringing back lost species into a landscape. But the landscapes subject to rewilding are not empty – they are also people’s homes and livelihoods. So how can we balance the need for ‘wild’ places and the needs of the communities who live there?
March/April 2021 – Rivers
Rivers have shaped landscapes over millennia, arteries of freshwater that have carved paths through rock and soil from source to sea. But research shows climate change will lead to increased flooding of our rivers. This issue covers stories of people across the world that are fighting and winning to protect the rivers they love.
Inspired by this issue, the Resurgence Trust and The Harmony Project have developed a teaching pack (which will be added to Global Dimension soon) that helps students engage with their local rivers and water sources.
Jan/Feb 2021 – Resilience
The pandemic showed that our connections with each other can weave a safety net of resilience against the hardest times. With this in mind, this issue covers communities across the world, from London to Zimbabwe, to explore how, despite differences in culture, climate and history, people are building resilience amid uncertainty.
March/April 2020 - Decolonisation
This issue, created solely by female authors and illustrators, picks apart the meaning of decolonisation.
Nov/Dec 2020 - Night Sky
This issue celebrates the night sky. Lynn Houghton meets two scientists collecting data in Svalbard on climate change during the polar night, Matt Gaw warns us why we need to protect darkness from light pollution, and astrophysicist Krystal De Napoli tells us how dark sky constellations have informed Aboriginal astronomical traditions across millennia.
Sept/Oct 2020 - Education
Exploring new ways of looking at education, from lessons on colonial history to putting an equal relationship between humans and Nature at the centre of learning.
Arts, Culture and Religion, Compassionate Values, Environment and Sustainability, Equality, Globalisation and Interdependence, Health and Well-being, Industry and Economy, Media, Internet and Technology, Production and Consumption, Social Justice
KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16, KS5: ages 16+
Art and design, Citizenship, Design and technology, Drama, Economics, English / literacy, Food and Nutrition, Geography, History, Philosophy / P4C / Critical thinking, Politics, PSHE / PSE / PSED, Science, Climate Campaign, Spiritual, moral, social, cultural (SMSC)