The Joyful Environmentalist – How to practise without preaching by Isabel Losada 

Hannah Gray meets the author and reviews The Joyful Environmentalist: In my role as an A Rocha volunteer speaker, I was invited to speak at an event in Halesworth, Suffolk in September. The Halesworth Climate Action Conference was a 3-day series of talks, workshops, art and eating, jointly hosted by …

Hannah Gray reviews “The Forest Underground” by Tony Rinaudo

I read ‘The Forest Underground’ whilst on holiday in France during a heatwave, though the temperatures didn’t approach the baking heat of the Sahel, where this book is set.   The content is half autobiography and half commentary on a specific approach to environmental restoration. It is a pleasure to read, …

URBAN JUNGLE- Wilding the City by Ben Wilson (Vintage Books, 2023)

Review by Martin Hodson I began reading Urban Jungle while on a research visit to my archaeological collaborators in Brussels. Their work has shown that in the Middle Ages in the centre of Brussels the people were growing cereals. Moreover there was a large river flowing through the centre which …

James Watterson reviews “Silent Earth – Averting the Insect Apocalypse” by Dave Goulson.

This is an excellent book, clearly written, informative and persuasive. The title echoes Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” and Goulson’s work suggests that although much has changed in the sixty years that have passed since the publication of that seminal text we have neither fully come to terms with its lessons …