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Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Ernest Callenbach
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Topics for Discussion

One of the central themes of this story is oneness with nature. List three examples from the book of how the Ecotopians have adapted their modern society to fit their environmentally friendly ideals. How successful are these attempts? What other ways would you have dealt with the same problems?

The Ecotopians boast many types of environmentally friendly energy sources, from solar power to tapping the photosynthetic energy of plants. Which of these would make practical energy sources for our world today, and which would be impractical? Please explain your reasoning for each source. Also, if any of them are practical and affordable, then why are fossil fuels still being used?

Callenbach gave this story the structure of a collection of writings from a reporter. Out of all of the ways that a narrative fiction could be written, he chose to break it into reports and journal entries...

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