Ernest Callenbach

Ernest Callenbach, author of the classic environmental novel Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging, among other works, founded and edited the internationally known journal Film Quarterly.  He died at 83 on April 16th, 2012 -- leaving behind this final unpublished document on his computer.

 

 

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Monday, May 7, 2012 - 6:25am
Epistle to the Ecotopians: Last Words to an America in Decline
[This document was found on the computer of Ecotopia author Ernest Callenbach (1929-2012) after his death.]
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Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 11:19am
Sustainable Shrinkage: Envisioning a Smaller, Stronger Economy
In 1987 when the United Nations’ Brundtland Report, Our Common Future , appeared to worldwide fanfare, its slogan of “sustainable development” reassured environmentalists, who focused on the term “sustainable,” while pleasing business interests, who understood “development” to mean continued material growth. It seemed we could have it all. But many thoughtful observers then and since have pointed out that “sustainable development” is an oxymoron.
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