latest issue of ECOS

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Sun Mar 18 23:48:48 GMT 2001


Check out the latest issue of ECOS (A review of Conservation - the 
quarterly journal of the British Association of Nature Conservationists 
[BANC]), issue no.3, Volume 21. This issue includes articles: "The End of 
Agriculture" (Simon Fairlie) & "Time to campaign against Rural England" 
(Chris Rose).

This quarter's title is "Sticky money in the countryside", referring to the 
need for regeneration of communities via local economic activity generated 
by producers selling to the immediate area (e.g. farmers markets) coupled 
with the purchase of locally-sourced goods by the same producers, so that 
money is kept in the local economy(this applies to urban as well as rural 

Main featured articles in full: "The End of Agriculture"(by Simon from 
"Time to campaign against Rural England" (Chris Rose), "Bringing the land 
back home" (Sophie Poklewski Koziell), "Sustaining local food" (Charles 
Couzens), "Woods
that work: job creation in wood product businesses" (Andy Nisbet, "Green 
Gateway - connecting wildlife with real life", and "Managing the right to 
roam" (Charlotte Mansley).
Of additional interest to activists, there features an article entitled 
"Between a rock and hard science: exploring the environment through 
performance", written by Bronislaw Szerszynski & Sue Weldon, on the 
conference 'Between Nature: Explorations in Ecology & Performance' - a 
collaboration between the Centre for the Study of Environment Change and 
the Department of Theatre Studies held at Lancaster University in July 2000.

To obtain a Copy of ECOS, you have to subscribe to BANC.  1-year's 
subscription (4 issues)  costs £19, unwaged/student £12.50.  Send a 
cheque/postal order to: BANC membership services, Lings House, Billing 
Lings, Northampton NN3-8BE.

To order any individual back-issues (send a cheque for £7 each).  Last 
Issues include Vol. 21 (Issue 2) - "Biodiversity: Spin & Substance", and 
Vol.21 (Issue 1) "The Theatre of Protest", including 2 articles by Graeme 
Chesters, the first being a critique of MayDay 2000 & it's media reaction, 
and the 2nd focusing on the concept of carnival protest first tried by 
Reclaim the Streets as a means to maintain a collective identity for 
radical environmentalism.  Also featured are articles on the more long-term 
form of consiousness-raising such as low-impact living in the piece by Lucy 
Nichol on 'Green livelihoods in the countryside and the planning system'.

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