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Paperback – 256 pages
6 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 425 Grams
BISAC: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865715240
Pub. Date: 2005-05-01

About the Author

Liz Walker

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.

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EcoVillage at Ithaca

Pioneering a Sustainable Culture

by Liz Walker



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 reader into the midst of a vibrant community that includes cohousing 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, and
  • dramatic examples of personal transformation.

At 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 more sustainable approach to living with each other and the Earth.

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