Earthfuture: Stories from a Sustainable World

Earthfuture: Stories from a Sustainable World

by Guy Dauncey

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Overview

If we can visualize a paradise on Earth, we can create one!
Imagine a future in which people had successfully come to terms with each other and with our spaceship home, where we used only as many resources as would regenerate in a given year, and where we were actually restoring the Earth's bounty.
Set in the early years of the new millennium, Earthfuture is a book of short stories which describe a world of ecovillages and self-organizing city neighborhoods, of near-zero garbage and climate-friendly cars, of work-sharing and social investment, of neighborhood democracy and the syntropy revolution, of a world-wide sustainable trade and environment treaty, and the Earth Pledge. In short, a world where wealth is defined by peace, a healthy environment, and the high quality of our relationships.
At the same time, it is not, of course, a world without its nightmares - such as antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and genetic pollution - nor is it free from difficult choices. But, with its mix of utopian fiction and reportage of near-reality, Earthfuture sows the seeds of an alternative future with such obvious delight that today's fear and loss of hope are allayed, the doom and gloom replaced by optimism. Perhaps such ingredients are all it takes to build the sustainable world we would like.

"Around the world today, there is a blossoming of initiative, creativity and personal commitment by people who have the determination to make this world a better place. The skills and the experience, we pick up along the way. It is these people who are the rolemodels for my stories. Almost all of the initiatives described in the stories are already happening. They are a celebration of thepresent, projected into the future."?from the Preface

"It was a mind bomb that has opened my mind to the many possibilities of building community. I am now more hopeful for the future."?Dorothy Eastwood, Victoria
"Earthfuture is a beacon of hope. It should be required reading for everyone in public office and all secondary students. My life is changed by this delightful book." - Joanna Wilkinson, Victoria
Guy Dauncey is an author, futurist and sustainable communities consultant and speaker. The author of nine books, i

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865714076
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Guy Dauncey is an author, speaker and sustainability consultant. He co-chairs Prevent Cancer Now and is President of the BC Sustainable Energy Association. The founder of the Solutions Project, he coauthored Stormy Weather, Enough Blood Shed, Cancer and Building an Ark.

Table of Contents

Preface


Hamlet's Ode to the 21st Century
The Wealthy Village, 2008
Shared Cars, a Bakery and a Cow
Cobble Hills, 2009
Josephine's Choice 1: A Working Mill or Ecoforestry? 2004
Going Organic, 2007
Ode to Autumn
On False Gods and Genuine Progress
Josephine's Choice 2: The Train Bridge to Vancouver. 2006
Kamchatka's Reprieve, 2011
Winter in Minnesota, 2008
Josephine's Choice 3: Trading Cars for Gardens, 2009
Cobudgeting: The Economists' Celebration, 2012
Outbreak! Glasgow, 2004
The Pangs of Gaia's Wounds, 2011
Josephine's Choice 4: Sharing the Work, 2010
Antarctica's Farewell, 2009
The Dawning of the Solar Age, 2010
The Creek's Story, 2012
Josephine's Choice 5: Neighborhood with Heart, 2012
Smart Radio, 2007
Farewell to Toxics, 2009
Farewell to Welfare, 2005
A Week in the Life of the Greentown Community Trust, 2005
Building a Green Local Economy, 2009
How the Worksharing Wheel Started Squeaking, 2010
A Bike! A Bike!
A Blizzard of Self-Organizing Neighborhoods
Our Street, 2009
Democracy's Leap, 2008
The Syntropy Revolution, 2006
Beyond the Wasteland
Our Island, 2017
Hamlet's Ode to the Motorcar
Farewell to the Car, 2015
Goodbye, Garbage! 2020
Which Victoria? 2020
Josephine's Choice 6: The St Valentine's Day Celebration, 2015
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Kosovo, 2005
The Grameen Village, 2012
The Planet Awakens, 2014
Jomo's Death, 2014
I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas. December, 2017
Earth Day, April 2005
We are like Molecules, about to Form an Organism
The Earth Pledge

Author Biography: Guy Dauncey is an author, futurist and sustainable communities consultant and speaker. The author of nine books, including After the Crash: The Emergence of the Rainbow Economy, and a winner of the 'Observer' Green Books Award, he currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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