Tuesday, October 09, 2007

But It's Better, There: A Vacation Spot

To balance out the torrent of ever-worsening news (ok, to be fair and balanced, small signs of improvement are noted, but their tiny size and effect is also remarkable, in the face of the massive change necessary to deal with the converging catastrophes...), here's a place you can go to learn what an actual "sustainable community" looks like. Ecoreality, a website and a community village in British Columbia, has a set of detailed instructions for those who are ready to "walk the walk." You might be surprised at how simple and unassuming such a lifestyle is, and yet how unattainable, psychologically, to those trapped in the consumerist bubble. (Chaos is pointedly not noting how much earlier holiday marketing is starting this year....)

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