Ecovillages: My Search for Living More Sustainably in Community

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

The current American lifestyle is not only the most consumptive, but also the most isolated in human history. From single-family homes to individual cars to workplace cubicles, we spend our lives largely in our own separate boxes. Is this the most fulfilling, healthy, or fun way to live? Ecovillages are "human-scaled, full-featured settlements in which human activities are harmlessly integrated into the natural world in a way that is supportive of healthy human development and can be successfully continued into the indefinite future."

Terri Pauls serves on the UAA Chancellor's Council on Sustainability, has taught environmental studies at UAA, co-founded Bioneers in Alaska, directs the Alaska Earth Institute, and has served on the boards of several environmental organizations. She has lived in Anchorage for 16 years, and is currently exploring the possibility of moving to or creating a more sustainable community.

Join Terri at the Library on Tuesday, December 11, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in LIB 307.

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