Ecovillages Lecture with Karen Litfin

November 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

Karen Litfin is an Associate Professor at The University of Washington in Seattle.  Over the past 20 years she has focused on environmental law and politics.  On October 21st, in conjunction with the Ashby Diaologue Series, she presented her recently published book, Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community.

Her talk gave us an overview of her year long journey living in 14 different ecovillages around the world.  One of her larger goals was to explore the different types of villages.  Some were spiritual, some not, some were high tech, some urban, and some rural.  Her experience was so moving she started her own ecovillage when she returned from her journey in Seattle, Washington.

On October 22nd, we were fortunate enough to have Karen participate in a design charrette centered around designing a sustainable Serenity Garden.  A focus of this garden is to bring attention to food disparity in our area as well as help those in need.  The entire IARc department came together to come up with design solutions.  Groups presented their ideas to the City Oasis Team, which will work on project design implementation.

Contribute by Jack Kennedy [1st] year graduate student





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