Who: Ernest Callenbach is best known for his Utopian novel "Ecotopia," in which Washington, Oregon and Northern California secede from the nation to form a gentler, eco-grounded society. Time magazine called it "an environmental classic" and consumer activist Ralph Nader stated that "none of the happy conditions in Ecotopia are beyond the technical or resource reach of our society." In 1998 Callenbach published "Ecology: A Pocket Guide," a concise resource for understanding the underlying terminology and aspirations of the ecology movement. During his appearance, he will discuss his recent article about the Japanese Yamagishi movement and its experimentation with sustainable agriculture and communal living.
When: Wednesday, October 17th, 12:40 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Soda Center, Saint Mary's College, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Contact: Sociology Department (925) 631-4706