EcoVillage at Ithaca: Pioneering a Sustainable Culture

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New Society Publishers, Oct 18, 2013 - Architecture - 256 pages
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The compelling story of an internationally recognized example of sustainable development.
 

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Review: EcoVillage at Ithaca: Pioneering a Sustainable Culture

User Review  - Erica - Goodreads

Read this book while staying in Frog's Way, the B&B at EcoVillage. I'm definitely glad I read it, since it gave me a lot more background on the project. I dropped facts for Joanna constantly ... Read full review

Review: EcoVillage at Ithaca: Pioneering a Sustainable Culture

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

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. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
How IT ALL STARTED
7
PEOPLE AND THE LAND
21
WEST HAVEN FARM
39
LIVING IN COMMUNITY
53
ITS NOT UTOPIA CONFLICT AND COMMUNICATION
77
THE CYCLE OF LIFE
103
THE Eco IN ECOVILLAGE
125
CREATING THE VILLAGE IN ECOVILLAGE
147
LEARNING AND TEACHING
161
SPREADING THE WORD
189
ASSESSING THE PRESENT PLANNING THE FUTURE
207
GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMS
221
INDEX
231
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
237
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

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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