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"A classic of earth consciousness." —Denis Hayes, original coordinator of Earth Day
"Essential reading for all who care about the earth's future."—Fritjof Capra, author of The Tao of Physics and The Turning Point
"None of the happy conditions in Ecotopia are beyond the technical or resource reach of our society."—Ralph Nader
"Callenbach gives us a vivid, comprehensive, positive vision of an ecologically sustainable world. essential reading for all who care about the earth's future."--Fritjof Capra, author of the Tao Of Physics and the Tuming Point.
"A classic of earth consciousness."--Denis Hayes, Earth Day.
Ecotopia was founded when northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a "stable-state" ecosystem: the perfect balance between human beings and the environment. Now, twenty years later, the isolated, mysterious Ecotopia welcomes its first officially sanctioned American visitor: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston. Like a modern Gulliver, the skeptical Weston is by turns impressed, horrified, and overwhelmed by Ecotopia's strange practices: employee ownership of farms and businesses, the twenty-hour work week, the fanatical elimination of pollution, "mini-cities" that defeat overcrowding, devotion to trees bordering on worship, a woman-dominated government, and bloody, ritual war games. Bombarded by innovative, unsettling ideas, set afire by a relationship with a sexually forthright Ecotopian woman, Weston's conflict of values intensifies-and leads to a startling climax.
"None of the happy conditions in Ecotopisa are beyond the technical or resource reach of our society."--Ralph NaderSee all Editorial Reviews
A true classic. A world I revisit every few years to renew my spirit. A way of life that I had hoped would eventually evolve from the maturing of our species. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Gary J. Rhyne
I enjoyed reading it especially the how the society changed to improve the environment and their connection with nature.Published 1 month ago by Lavancie Belcher
I can count the number of books of fiction I have read on one hand. I prefer to read science, history, and food; watching fiction. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ian T. Miyashiro
I read this book several years ago, and just now ordered one for myself, to have as a resource. Callenbach posits a breakaway republic comprising Washington state, Oregon, and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Brown
This book is stiff and poorly written. No real charecters, the protagonist takes everything as gospel ( he is a reporter). Read morePublished 3 months ago by J
For anyone looking for books about a future that isn't dystopian (and those are rare books) Ecotopia is a good choice. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John Lysfjord
The author clearly had a lot of fun coming up with the details of the "utopia" described in the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark M
Thought the book was very well written...would live in ectopic if I there were such a place....maybe someday. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cassandra