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Building for the Future: Resurgence Crowdfunder

Leading thinkers, writers and environmentalists are calling for support for Resurgence – the spiritual and artistic flagship of the green movement – to secure a new home to safeguard expand its work for people and planet.

Having recently celebrated 50 years as the UK’s beacon for environmental and spiritual wellbeing, social justice and the arts, Resurgence magazine – more recently called Resurgence & Ecologist - is now planning to secure its future for the next half century beyond.

To this end, Resurgence has launched a ‘Building for the Future Crowdfunder’ campaign to raise funds to secure a new home. A campaign goal has been set of raising £100,000 to cover the costs by 10pm on Wednesday 13th December. 

A force for good

Already, many leading thinkers and change-makers are rallying to support the campaign. Calling Resurgence “the spiritual and philosophical heart of the ecological movement”, Tony Juniper, President of Wildlife Trust UK, says: "I hope that there will be widespread support for Resurgence as it seeks to secure a new home.”

Tim Smit, co-founder of the Eden Project, says: “Resurgence has been a tremendous force for good. “It is absolutely vital that it is properly protected to thrive for another fifty years. I urge everybody to make a contribution as an act of solidarity and commitment.”

Guided by Satish Kumar – who edited the magazine for 43 years until August 2016 (and is also a Network of Wellbeing Trustee) – Resurgence has evolved from humble beginnings into an educational charity and movement for positive change with far-reaching impact. Today, the Resurgence Trust not only publishes Resurgence & Ecologist magazine and its two websites (resurgence.org and theecologist.org), but also serves as a wider educational platform for sustainability, social justice, spiritual wellbeing and the arts, and has established an expanding calendar of popular festivals and events in the UK.

Your support could make a big difference

For the past 35 years, Resurgence’s small hard-working team has operated from a tiny barn conversation in Satish Kumar’s garden in the village of Hartland, North Devon. But, as the Trust’s work continues to expand, along with its staff, the rented space is now inadequate. The charity needs a new home to safeguard its future and growing activities, and your support could make a huge difference in making this happen!

Satish Kumar says: “At a time when issues of peace and stability, the threat to our environment, social dislocation and division have rarely been so important, the work of Resurgence is a beacon of hope. Please help us to keep it alive, to help the process of building the better, more sustainable world we all want.”

For more information and to donate to the Resurgence ‘Building the Future’ Crowdfunder campaign, visit: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/Resurgencefuture

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