Ecotopian resources Index
This is a simple index of topics, authors, web sites, and other resources mentioned on Ecpotopia. You'll find them alphabetical by topic. This list grows every week!
Advertising and Propaganda. See the work of Dave Gardner at www.growthbusters.org for monthly walls of shame and blame for advertising related to unbridled growth. Also see Adbusters for periodic exposes of fraudulent and misleading ads.
Affluenza: How Overconsumption is Killing Us--and How to Fight Back. New Society Publishers, 2013. www.newsociety.com.
Art and Activism. Cory Trepanier. Into the Arctic. http://www.trepanieroriginals.com https://www.intothearctic.ca
Basia Irland. Ice Receding/Books Reseeding. basiairland.com
Bahamas, Environmental Preservation. Gail Woon, Founder and Director, EarthCare. <http://www.eco-index.org/ong/earthcare-bs-eng.cfm>
Butte County Recycling. http://www.buttecounty.net/recyclebutte/NealRoadRecyclingWasteFacility.aspx
Caffeine. Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us, by Murray Carpenter. Hudson Street Press, 2014. www.murraycarpenter.com
Camera Traps. Roland Kays. Candid Creatures. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/candid-creatures
Citizen's Climate Lobby. Seeking national legislation for a "Carbon Fee and Dividend." https://citizensclimatelobby.org
Clean Money. Joel Solomon. The Clean Money Revolution. New Society Publishers, 2017.
Coral Reef Preservation. Reef Libre: Cuba—The Last, Best Reefs in the World, by Robert Wintner. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. www.snorkelbob.com www.reefrescuealliance.org
Biodiversity. The Dancing Star Foundation www.dancingstarfoundation.org/
Center for Biological Diversity. http://www.biologicaldiversity.org
Collapse. Dmitry Orlov. The Five Stages of Collapse Survivor's Toolkit. New Society Publishers, 2013. www.newsociety.com. See also Dmitry's blog http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/
Common Cause. Common Cause: Rhode Island http://www.commoncauseri.org/ National www.commoncause.org
Commons, common wealth. Peter Barnes, ed. Our Common Wealth: The Hidden Economy That Makes Everything Work. San Francisco: Berrett-Kohler, 2013. Commons Magazine: onthecommons.org
Community Building. See the works of C. T. Butler Food Not Bombs: How to Feed the Hungry and Build Community; On Conflict and Consensus; and Consensus for Cities.
Conserving Wildlands. The Nature Conservancy. www.nature.org
Countdown. Alan Weisman's book exploring global population issues and programs that are succeeding at reducing fertility rates. The book is published by Little, Brown. Here's a review. http://articles.latimes.com/2013/sep/20/entertainment/la-ca-jc-alan-weisman-countdown-20130922
Cuba and Latin American Relations. The Inter-religious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) and the Pastors for Peace. <ifconews.org>
Desert Living: The Great Basin. Michael Branch. Rants from the Hill: On Packrats, Bobcats, Wildfires, Curmudgeons, a Drunken Mary Kay Lady, and Encounters with the Wild in the High Desert and Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness, Roost Books: 2017.
Desertification and Reversing Same. Study the work of Allan Savory. www.savoryinstitute.com
Drawing, Painting and Journaling. John Muir Laws, The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling. Berkeley: Heyday, 2016. Also see his downloadable school curriculum: http://www.cnps.org/cnps/education/curriculum/index.php
Eclipse, Solar. Andrew Fraknoi and Dennis Schatz. When the Sun Goes Dark. National Association of Science Teachers, 2017. nsta.org/eclipse
Ernest Callenbach. Ecotopia: A Novel. New York: Bantam, 1975. Ecotopia Emerging. Berkeley: Banyan Tree Books, 1981.
Alan Marshall. Ecotopia 2121: Ecofriendly Cities of the Future. Arcade Press, 2016.
Ecofiction. Benjamin Dancer, Patriarch Run. Conundrum Press, 2016.
Emergent Agriculture. Gary Kleppel. The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability, and the Return of the Local Economy. New Society, 2014. www.newsocietycom Read about Gary's farm at http://www.thefarmatongfield.com.
Firearms. Sue Hilderbrand. American Totem. A documentary film. afrayednation.org
Fusion Economics: How Pragmatism is Changing the World. Laurence Brahm. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014,
Growing Bellies; Uniting Resources. The Chico GRUB Cooperative. Grubchico.org
Growth: Bias Busted. Check out Dave Gardner's website <www.growthbusters.org>.
Happiness. The Happiness Initiative <happycounts.org> argues that happiness and contentment are a part of getting the economy under control. See also Affluenza
Hawaii's Reefs and Tropical Fish. Robert Wintner. snorkelbob.com
Hidden Persuaders/Subliminal Advertising. Vance Packard. The Hidden Persuaders. 1957. Reissued by Ig Publishing, 2007 and available from Barnes and Noble.
Home, homelessness. Sally Ooms. Finding Home: How Americans Prevail. San Francisco: Home Free Publishing, 2013, www.findinghomestories.com
Torres Shelter, Chico. http://theshelter.com
Humane Education. Zoe Weil. The World Becomes What We Teach. Lantern Books, 2016. Also visit http://humaneeducation.org
Hurricane Sandy. Kathryn Miles. Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy. E. P. Dutton, 2014.
Industrial Health Hazards. Paul Blanc. Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon. Yale, 2016.
Language: Discourse, Rhetoric, "Proper"
Ammon Shea, Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation. Perigee, 2014.
Cezar Ornatowski, "Rhetoric Of Science: Oxymoron Or Tautology?" (don't be scared off by the title!) http://www.writinginstructor.com/ornatowski
Legal Action. See EarthJustice, "Earth needs a good lawyer." http://www.earthjustice.org. Also visit Our Children's Trust, <https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org>
Military Maps. Published by World Beyond War. http://worldbeyondwar.org/aboutmaps/
Muir, John. Raymond Barnett. Earth Wisdom: John Muir, Accidental Taoist, Charts Humanity's Only Future on a Changing Planet. CreateSpace, 2016. https://www.amazon.com/Earth-Wisdom-Accidental-Humanitys-Changing/dp/1532762372
Nuclear Nonproliferation. Follow the work of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation www.wagingpeace.org
Also see Harvey Wasserman on Nuclear Power Plants.
Nuclear Power Plants. Harvey Wasserman writes extensively at solartopia.com and his weekly radio show is at www.prn.fm Harvey also recommends the website for Ecowatch http://ecowatch.com/.
Ocean Pollution, Plastics. Algalita Marine Research and Education. http://www.algalita.org
Oil Trains. Oil Trains in the Feather River Canyon--Fast Track to Disaster. Available through Ecotopia:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Center for Biological Diversity http://www.biologicaldiversity.org. Chico 350.org world.350.org/chico/ EarthJustice http://earthjustice.org/features/map-crude-by-rail Stop Oil Trains https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwB3Dg766bSmSG1MWHhDbm9mZE0/view
Overpopulation and Rewildling. Dave Foreman and Laura Carroll. Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World. Go to the Rewilding Institute for more.
Plastics. See Ocean Pollution.
Post-Carbon Life. Richard Heinberg, Afrterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels. New Society, 2015. http://www.richard heinberg.com http://www.postcarbon.org
Refashioning Clothing. https://www.pinterest.com/kellyrb/refashion-clothing/
Respectful Revolution. Films about people making a difference.
SETI: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. The SETI Institute.
Slow food. http://www.slowfoodusa.org/
Smoking, Cessation. Check out the online antismoking and cessation help group: https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/us/
Monthly Review. Monthly socialist magazine. http://monthlyreview.org
John Nichols. The "S" Word: A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism. www.versobooks.com
Grace Lee Boggs. The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century. www.ucpress.org
Paulo Friere. The Pedagogy of the Oppressed. The Pedagogy of Hope. And other titles at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Jim Hightowner. Lowdown. hightowerlowdown.org.
The New Internationalist. www.newint.org
Naomi Klein. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. http://www.naomiklein.org/shock-doctrine
Rinku Sen. Colorlines. www.colorlines.com
Socialist Workers Party.
Party for Socialization and Liberation.
Sustainable Beef Production. Nicole Hahn Niman's book is Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production, published by Chelsea Green. See also the work of Alan Savory under "desertification," above.
Sustainable Cities Initiative. University of Oregon. <http://sci.uoregon.edu/homepage>
Technosphere and Invasive Technology. Dmitry Orlov, Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on the Technologies That Limit Our Autonomy, Self-Sufficiency, and Freedom. New Society, 2016. <cluborlov.blogspot.com>
See also Collapse for more of his work.
Urban Farming. Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier. Chelsea Green Publications, 2017. Read more at <michaelableman.com>, <foxglovefarmbc.ca>, and <solefoodfarms.com>.
Urban Wildlife. Beth Pratt. When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors. Heyday Books, 2016. Also National Wildlife Federation, California Region. http://www.nwf.org/California.aspx
Vegetarianism and Omnivorism. Marissa Landrigan. The Vegetarian's Guide to Eating Meat: A Young Woman's Search for Ethical Food. Greystone Books, 2017. marissalandrigan.com
Water. We've done a number of programs on this topic, including multiple visits from Barbara Vlamis, Executive Director, and Jim Brobeck, Policy Analyst, for Aqualliance, "defending northern California waters." www.aqualliance.net.
Weather and Weather Forecasting. See "Hurricane Sandy."