By Jonathan Dawson
Green Books, $28.00
In recent years, ecovillages – local communities which aim to minimise their ecological impact but maximise human wellbeing and happiness – have proliferated worldwide. They incorporate a wealth of radical ideas and approaches which can be traced back to Schumacher, Gandhi, eco-feminism, and the alternative education movement. This briefing describes the history and potential of the ecovillage movement.
In an age of diminishing oil supplies, the Briefing examines the lessons that we can learn from ecovillages to show us how to live in a more ecologically sound and sustainable way.