Earthfuture: Stories from a Sustainable World

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New Society Publishers, 1999 - Fiction - 161 pages
This book presents over 40 provocative and inspiring glimpses into a world that people are managing to make sustainable. They are premised on the idea that, if we can visualise a paradise on Earth, then we can create it. Set in the early years of the new millennium, it is a world of ecovillages and self-organising city neighbourhoods, of near-zero garbage and climate-friendly cars, of work-sharing and social investment, of neighbourhood democracy and the 'syntropy revolution', of a world-wide sustainable trade and environment treaty, and the Earth Pledge. In short, it is a world where wealth is defined by peace, a healthy environment, and the high quality of our relationships. At the same time, it is not, of course, a world without its nightmares -- such as antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and genetic pollution. Nor is it without its difficult choices -- ecologically managed forests versus business-as-usual, or the free-flow of city traffic versus community gardens. . . With its mix of utopian fiction, and reportage of near-reality, Earthfuture sows the seeds of an alternative future with skill and obvious delight. Highly readable and accessible, it will appeal to a wide readership including social and environmental activists, progressive urban planners and local government officials, and students in environmental, social, and urban studies, and community economic development -- as well as the general reader tired of the doom and gloom.

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About the author (1999)

Guy Dauncey is an author, speaker, and futurist who is President of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, and founder of the Solutions Project. He has authored or co-authored nine books, including the award-winning Stormy Weather, Enough Blood Shed, Cancer, and Building an Ark.

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