Tuesday, January 7th, 7:00pm -- Karen Litfin: Ecovillages

In a world of dwindling natural resources and mounting environmental crisis, who is devising ways of living that will work for the long haul? And how can we, as individuals, make a difference? To answer these fundamental questions, Professor Karen Litfin embarked upon a journey to many of the world’s ecovillagesÑintentional communities at the cutting-edge of sustainable living. From rural to urban, high tech to low tech, spiritual to secular, she discovered an under-the-radar global movement making positive and radical changes from the ground up.

Orca Books is delighted to welcome Karen Litfin to the store on this January evening to discuss her work and her new book Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community. In this inspiring and insightful book, Professor Litfin shares her unique experience of these experiments in sustainable living through four broad windows - ecology, economics, community, and consciousness - or E2C2. Whether we live in an ecovillage or a city, she contends, we must incorporate these four key elements if we wish to harmonize our lives with our home planet.

Not only is another world possible, it is already being born in small pockets the world over. These micro-societies, however, are small and time is short. Fortunately - as Litfin persuasively argues - their successes can be applied to existing social structures, from the local to the global scale, providing sustainable ways of living for generations to come.

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
509 E 4th Ave
98501 Olympia
Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community By Karen T. Litfin Cover Image
Short Discount Book - email or call for price
ISBN: 9780745679501
Published: Polity Press - December 16th, 2013

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