Synopses & Reviews
The latest in this respected series investigates the potential of innovative ways of living in an ecologically sustainable way In the last twenty years ecovillages ? local communities which aim to minimise their ecological impact but maximise human wellbeing and happiness ? have been springing up 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 and the current developments in both North and South.
About the Author
Jonathan Dawson is executive secretary of Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Europe and sustainability at the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland, where he lives.