New Frontiers for Sustainability

By Jonathan Dawson

Paperback, 96 pages £6.00
Published: 23rd June 2006
ISBN: 9781903998779
Format: 210mm x 148mm


Series: Schumacher Briefings

Ecovillages – local communities which aim to minimise their ecological impact while maximising human wellbeing and happiness –– are found all over the world. They incorporate a wealth of radical ideas and approaches which can be traced back to Schumacher, Gandhi, the 1960s, and the alternative education movement. This Briefing describes the history and potential of the ecovillage movement, including the evolution of the Global Ecovillage Network. The ecovillages movement promotes: learning from the best elements in traditional and indigenous cultures; community banks and currencies; low-impact living; organic, local food production; and reviving small-scale participatory governance. Faced with climate change and diminishing oil supplies, this Briefing examines the lessons that we can learn from ecovillages to live sustainably.

Well-marshalled arguments and a truly lucid style. A pleasure to read, and enlightenment on every page.

- Peter Harper, Centre for Alternative Technology

Jonathan Dawson

Jonathan Dawson is Executive Secretary of Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Europe, and a sustainability educator at the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland, where he lives.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
ISBN: 9781903998779
Format: 210mm x 148mm
col. Illustrations,

BISAC Code:  BUS072000, SOC050000
Imprint: Green Books

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