Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston Themes

Ernest Callenbach
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The idea of being one with nature is a popular theme that plays a central role in this story. The Ecotopians base everything on their stable state system. Under this system, if an object is manufactured, it must be completely recyclable. The Ecotopians shut down the fossil fuel industry almost immediately, and instead of cars, people travel by electric train, bicycle, or on foot. The few cars or trucks that are allowed are completely electric. Instead of coal and gas fire power plants, the Ecotopians rely on a variety of "recyclable" sources, such as water wheels, windmills, and solar panels. They even conduct research looking into electrically tapping the photosynthetic process of plants.

The Ecotopians take the idea of oneness with nature even farther than most in their stable state principle. Everything that is made in Ecotopia, from food to plastics, are completely biodegradable and can...

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