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EcoVillage at Ithaca: Pioneering a Sustainable Culture By Liz Walker,

  • Title: EcoVillage at Ithaca: Pioneering a Sustainable Culture
  • Author: Liz Walker
  • ISBN: 9780865715240
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a world filled with stories of environmental devastation and social dysfunction, EcoVillage at Ithaca is a refreshing and hopeful look at a modern day village that is taking an integrated approach to addressing these problems.This book tells the story of life at EcoVillage at Ithaca, an internationally recognized example of sustainable development It transports the reaIn a world filled with stories of environmental devastation and social dysfunction, EcoVillage at Ithaca is a refreshing and hopeful look at a modern day village that is taking an integrated approach to addressing these problems.This book tells the story of life at EcoVillage at Ithaca, an internationally recognized example of sustainable development It transports the reader into the midst of a vibrant community that includes co housing neighborhoods, small scale organic farming, land preservation, green building, energy alternatives and hands on education By integrating proven social and environmental alternatives into a living model, EcoVillage at Ithaca provides a rare glimpse into one possible and positive future for the planet.EcoVillage at Ithaca delves into the heart of the lived experience at this innovative community It provides a warm, personal and reflective look at what it is like to create a sustainable culture The book tells in depth stories about an integrated way of life Running a family farm Creating invented celebrations The poignancy of a home birth, as well as a conscious death Community work parties Dramatic examples of personal transformationAt the same time, as one chapter states, This is not Utopia, and the struggles and conflicts inherent in any community endeavor are not glossed over.Human scale, accessible and inspiring, the example of EcoVillage at Ithaca will help readers imagine fresh alternatives to life as usual It will appeal to all who are hungry to learn about successful working models of a sustainable approach to living with each other and the earth.Liz Walker co founded and has directed EcoVillage at Ithaca since its inception in 1991 and has lived there with her family since the first buildings were completed She has worked on all aspects of the community s development and has written and lectured widely on the topic.
    EcoVillage at Ithaca Pioneering a Sustainable Culture In a world filled with stories of environmental devastation and social dysfunction EcoVillage at Ithaca is a refreshing and hopeful look at a modern day village that is taking an integrated approach

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    1. I didn t find the manner in which the author presented the story of this place as helpful as I think it could have been At the beginning, I was interested in learning about how her common law husband dumped her and how she got something better The idea of people living closely to others and being grounded to their food sources, etc is all very interesting and should be explored in the coming years.

    2. Read this book while staying in Frog s Way, the BB at EcoVillage I m definitely glad I read it, since it gave me a lot background on the project I dropped facts for Joanna constantly EcoVillage is a wonderful project co housing, pedestrian neighborhood, community gardens, community meals, composting, etc On the other hand, it s also aimed at middle upper class people, thereby compromising radical vision and affordability The author, Liz Walker, is the co founder and director of EcoVillage, and [...]

    3. I am happy to have learned about Ecovillage at Ithaca, it was one ecovillage I wanted to eventually learn about.I generally read these books because I have an interest in living in an ecovillage one day This book didn t particularly help me in terms of ideas as it is a mainstream ecovillage still using city water and energy, etc However it s interesting to see how they market sustainability to the average US citizen, which is completely their intent They seem to be doing a great job of getting [...]

    4. Very good look at this Ecovillage model as told by one of the original organizers of the group Interesting ideas about eco living, what they d like to implement, what has been a challenge Rec if you are into this stuff.

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