Letters to the Editor 200809
May 2008 Issue
Wow! This is even more beautiful and comprehensive than I could imagine. Congratulations! What a joy to read… you are such a good writer, after all… what great info.
My one disappointment was that you chose only the negative part of the Time Magazine article about EcoVillage at Ithaca (a part which, I admit, was very annoying). However there were some very positive parts in the article, including the quote “a clean, green village hoping to show the rest of us how to live a fully modern life while reducing our environmental footprint to little more than a tiptoe.”
Anyway, kudos for a very exciting newsletter which I'm sure I’ll continue to learn from and enjoy. Thanks so much for doing this!
- Liz Walker,
- EcoVillage at Ithaca,
- New York, U.S.
The newsletter looks fantastic! How has the response been so far? I've just given it as a “suggested reading” link for a Simon Fraser University class on sustainable housing, recommended it to the Advisory Board of the Ecovillage Network of Canada, and will be putting it on our website and sending it to Yarrow Ecovillage email lists today. Hopefully you will see a small bump in readership.
- Michael Hale,
- Yarrow Ecovillage,
- Chilliwack, B.C., Canada
Kia Ora Diana,
Great newsletter and about time too!!
Peak Oil, climate change issues, and food security issues/prices are biting here and the interest in living more sustainably is growing.
Here in Christchurch, New Zealand we have addressed this through the transition towns movement.
Perhaps I could write more about this for your newsletter sometime. I am a professional planner with a history of community activism for greater sustainability. My PhD research was on ecocities and ecovillages.
- Doug Craig
- Community and ecological planner, and a co-founder of the Cohousing and Eco-Village Association
- Christchurch, New Zealand
You have taken a courageous initiative, and a quite valuable one. But it is going to be a lot of work to keep the interest high. Best of luck with it.
- Kindest regards,
- Ross Jackson,
Ross Jackson is co-founder, with his wife Hildur Jackson, of Gaia Trust, which helped start the global ecovillage movement in Denmark in 1990. —Diana
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