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By Liz Walker

In an international choked with tales of environmental devastation and social disorder, EcoVillage at Ithaca is a clean and hopeful examine a modern day village that's taking an built-in method of addressing those problems.

This e-book tells the tale of lifestyles at EcoVillage at Ithaca, an the world over well-known instance of sustainable improvement. It transports the reader into the midst of a colourful group that comes with co-housing neighborhoods, small-scale natural farming, land upkeep, eco-friendly construction, power possible choices and hands-on schooling. by means of integrating confirmed social and environmental choices right into a dwelling version, EcoVillage at Ithaca offers a unprecedented glimpse into one possible—and positive—future for the planet.

EcoVillage at Ithaca delves into the guts of the lived event at this leading edge neighborhood. It offers a hot, own and reflective examine what it's prefer to create a sustainable tradition. The booklet tells in-depth tales approximately an built-in means of life:

Running a kin farm
growing “invented celebrations”
The poignancy of a house beginning, in addition to a awake death
neighborhood paintings parties
Dramatic examples of private transformation

At a similar time, as one bankruptcy states, “This isn't really Utopia,” and the struggles and conflicts inherent in any group pastime aren't glossed over.

Human scale, available and encouraging, the instance of EcoVillage at Ithaca can help readers think clean possible choices to “life as usual.” it's going to attract all who're hungry to profit approximately profitable operating versions of a extra sustainable method of residing with one another and the earth.

Liz Walker co-founded and has directed EcoVillage at Ithaca for the reason that its inception in 1991 and has lived there along with her relatives because the first structures have been accomplished. She has labored on all features of the community’s improvement and has written and lectured broadly at the topic.

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