Ending Well

Astra Taylor in her Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone (London: Verso, 2019) quotes the famous saying of Antonio Gramsci about ‘pessimism of the intellect and optimism of the will’ in the context of the climate catastrophe. This connects with that other saying about ‘civilisational …

Seasons and Green Greetings

From late November until early January, Christians celebrate a major festival season of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. What are the environmental dimensions to these festivals? Christians are increasingly concerned about the environmental damage of consumerism in the form of unwanted presents, crackers with plastic novelties and wrapping paper that cannot …