Ecotopian resources Index
This is a simple index of topics, authors, web sites, and other resources mentioned on Ecotopia. 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.
Air Pollution. Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University. healthoftheair.org.
Aquarium Trade. The Dark Hobby film. thedarkhobby.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>
Biodiversity. The Dancing Star Foundation www.dancingstarfoundation.org/
Center for Biological Diversity. http://www.biologicaldiversity.org
Buddhist Economics. Clair Brown, Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science, 2017. http://buddhisteconomics.net/
350 Butt.: http://350buttecounty.350bayarea.org/
Butte County FireSafe Council. buttefiresafe.net
Butte County Local Food Network. https://bclocalfood.org/
Butte County Recycling. http://www.buttecounty.net/recyclebutte/NealRoadRecyclingWasteFacility.aspx
Butte County Resources Conservation District. bcrscd.org
Butte Environmental Council. becnet.org
Butte Water Watch. buttewaterwatch.orgbuttewaterwatch.org
Caffeine. Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us, by Murray Carpenter. Hudson Street Press, 2014. www.murraycarpenter.com
California CareForce. "Providing compassionate free care." Californiacareforce.org.
Camera Traps. Roland Kays. Candid Creatures. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/candid-creatures
Central Valley Partnership. Achieving social, racial, environmental and economic justice in the San Joaquin Valley. https://centralvalleypartnership.org/
Chico Creek Nature Center. Caitlin Reilly, Director. http://www.chicorec.com/chico-creek-nature-center.
Chico Flax. The website is chicoflax.com, Facebook chicoflax, Instagram chicoflaxtolinen.
Chico General Plan: Housing.
Citizen's Climate Lobby. Seeking national legislation for a "Carbon Fee and Dividend." https://citizensclimatelobby.org
Cleaning, Green. Tips for eco-wise home cleaning. (Thanks to Ella Alston for suggesting this site.) https://www.bbcleaningservice.com/get-clean-go-green.html
Clean Money. Joel Solomon. The Clean Money Revolution. New Society Publishers, 2017.
Climate Disruption Dispatches. Dahr Jamail. TruthOut. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22521-climate-disruption-dispatches-with-dahr-jamail
Climate Emergency. Margaret Klein Saloman. Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth. New Society, 2020. newsociety.com https://www.theclimatemobilization.org
Commoning or "The Commons." David Bollier and Silfe Helrich. Free, Fair, and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons. New Society, 2019. Also davidbollier.org centerfornew economics.org commonsstrategies.org
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
Collapse. Dmitry Orlov. The Five Stages of Collapse Survivor's Toolkit. New Society Publishers, 2013. www.newsociety.com.
Also: Jeremy Lent. “What Will It Really Take to Avoid Collapse?” The Millenium Alliance for Humanities and the Biosphere, 2017. <https://mahb.stanford.edu/?s=jeremy+lent&cat=225&post_type=post> See also The Patterning Instinct.
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
Communication, Non-Defensive. Erica Etelson. Beyond Contempt: How Liberals Can Communicate Across the Great Divide. New Society, 2020. http://www.ericaetelson.com. Sharon Strand Ellison. Powerful Non-Defensive Communication: https://pndc.com.
Concerned Citizens for Justice. https://cc4j-chico.wixsite.com/website.
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.
Also James Gruber. Community Building. New Society, 2020.
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>
Deschooling and Community Education. Matt Hern, the Solid State Project. https://solidstate.coop/whatwedo
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
Disappearing Places. Christina Conklin and Marina Psaros. The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis. New York and London: The New Press, 2021.
Disasterology (Emergency Preparedness.) Samantha Montano. Disasterogy: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis. Park Row, 2021. http://www.disaster-ology.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.
Environmentally Sustainable Weddings. https://www.shaneco.com/theloupe/articles-and-news/wedding/sustainable-wedding-guide-how-to-plan-an-eco-friendly-wedding/
Firearms. Sue Hilderbrand. American Totem. A documentary film. http://www.americantotem.org
Flax and Local Cloth. http://chicoflax.com
Four-Season Solution: The Groundbreaking New Plan for Feeling Better, Living Well, and Powering Down Our Always-On Lives. Dallas Hartwig. Atrium, 2019, dallashartwig.com
Friends of the Sacramento River. Defending the river and fighting the raising of Shasta Dam. friendsoftheriver.org
Fusion Economics: How Pragmatism is Changing the World. Laurence Brahm. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014,
Glass Recycling, Innovative. https://www.winecellarinnovations.com/wine-cellar-decor/glass-recycling-101
Thanks to Stephanie of Friends of Atwater for suggesting this site.
Glyphosate (Roundup). Carey Gillam. Whitewash: The Story of a WeedKiller, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. Island Press, 2017. https://islandpress.org/
Global Engrgy Use. “A Guide to Global Internet Energy Usage” - https://www.energyhelpline.com/help/a-guide-to-global-internet-energy-usage
Global Regenerative Collaborative. Seeking collaborative solutions to global warming.
Growing Bellies; Uniting Resources. The Chico GRUB Cooperative. Grubchico.org
Growth: Bias Busted. Check out Dave Gardner's website <www.growthbusters.org>.
Gun Issues. See Firearms.
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
Human Permaculture. Bernard Alonso and Cecile Guiochon. Human Permaculture. New Society, 2020.
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.
Imagining America. Artists and Scholars in American Public Live. https://imaginingamerica.org/
Industrial Health Hazards. Paul Blanc. Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon. Yale, 2016.
Integrative Biology and Pest Control. Catherine Lindell, Michigan State University. "Nature can reduce pesticide use, environment impact" https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180301103715.htm
Jaws and Dental Health. Sandra Kahn and Paul Ehrlich. Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2018.
Language: Discourse, Rhetoric, "Proper" English
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>
Liberalism. Michael Briand, Beyond Liberalism: Toward a Purpose-Guided Democracy. Praeger, 2019.
Liology and the Web of Meaning. Jeremy Lent, The Web of Meaning. New Society, 2021. Liology Institute: liology.org
Medicare for All. Northstate Medicare for All. Website: www.northstatemedicare4all.org
Facebook: North State Medicare 4 All Phone: 530-636-0199
Military Maps. Published by World Beyond War. http://worldbeyondwar.org/aboutmaps/
Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere. http://mahb.stanford.edu
Mission Zero: Sustainable Flooring. Erin Meezan. interface.com > sustainability.
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
Mushroom Remediation. Cheetah Tchudi. www.turkeytailfarm.net
Natural Rights. John Lefebrve. All's Well: Where Thou Art Earth and Why. http://johnlefebvre.com/alls-well/
Nature Journaling. John Muir Laws, The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling. Heyday, 2016. johnmuirlaws.com
Northern California Waters. Barbara Vlamis, Executive Director, AquAlliance.
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:
email@example.com. 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.
Patterning Instinct. Jeremy Lent. The Patterning Instinct. Prometheus, 2017. <https://www.jeremylent.com> Also check out the Liology Institute <http://www.liology.org>
Permaculture. Matthew Trumm, Treetop Permaculture. www.treetoppermaculture and at youtube.com/user/treetopermaculture.
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
Recycling. California Product Stewardship Council. calpsc.org
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Clothing). Suggested by Katie Bass. http://blog.lulus.com/resources/selling-donating-and-recycling-old-clothing/
Refashioning Clothing. https://www.pinterest.com/kellyrb/refashion-clothing/
Regenerating Paradise. https://www.regeneratingparadise.org/
Regenerative Soil. Nikki Silvestri, "Soil and Shadow." soilandshadow.com
Renewal. Andrés Edwards. Renewal: How Nature Awakens Our Creativity, Compassion, and Joy. New Society, 2019.
Respectful Revolution. Gerard Ungerman and Stacy Wear. Films about people making a difference.
Schools for Climate Action. https://schoolsforclimateaction.weebly.com
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/
Snow Goose Festival. snowgoose.org
Soil Regeneration. David Montgomery. Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life. W. W.Norton, 2017.
Soil Science. Robert Pavlis. Soil Science for Gardeners: Working with Nature to Build Soil Health. New Society, 2020.
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.
Sunrise Movement Chico. https://www.facebook.com/SunriseChico/
Sustainability Conference, Chico State University. This Way to Sustainability. https://www.csuchico.edu/twts/
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 Business Practices. https://online.maryville.edu/blog/importance-of-environmental-awareness-when-running-a-business/
Sustainable Cities Initiative. University of Oregon. <http://sci.uoregon.edu/homepage>
Sustainable and Ethical Home Decorating and Painting. https://www.fivestarpainting.com/blog/2019/november/sustainable-home-decor-guide-ethical-and-eco-fri
Sustainable Weddings. “The Guide to Sustainable, Zero-Waste, Ethical Weddings” - https://www.77diamonds.com/sustainable-weddings
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.
Tiny Houses. Patricia Forman, A Tiny Home to Calll Your Own. New Society, 2019. <chickensandyou.com>
and Chico Housing Action Team (CHAT). <www.facebook.com/chicohousingactionteam>
Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Ali Meders-Knight. TEKChico.org.
Tree. Melina Watts. Magical realism from the point of view of a Live Oak. Available from Amazon.
Trash. Infographic on the amount of trash people produce in one year. Thanks to Natalie ________ of the Green is Love Conservation Workshop for suggesting this site! https://www.titlemax.com/discovery-center/lifestyle/trash-one-person-produces-year/
University of California Sustainability. Matthew St. Clair, Director of Sustainability for the Office of the President. http://ucop.edu/sustainability/
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 Transportation. Bob Allen, Urban Habitat. urbanhabitat.org
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."
Zero Emissions Vehicles. Janelle London, Co-Executive Director, Coltura. www.coltura.org