Earthfuture: Stories from a Sustainable World
by Guy Dauncey
(New Society Publishers, 1999)
"If we can visualize a paradise on Earth,
we can create one."
Earthfuture : Stories from a Sustainable World is a book of short stories, set in the early years of the new millennium. The stories describe a world of ecovillages and self-organizing neighbourhoods, of near-zero garbage, of bicycles and climate-friendly cars. They reveal a world of work-sharing and social investment, of neighbourhood democracy and the syntropy revolution, of a world-wide Sustainable Trade and Environment Treaty, and the Earth Pledge. In short, a world where wealth is defined by peace, a healthy environment, and the high quality of relationships.
At the same time, it is not a world without its nightmares, such as antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and genetic pollution; nor is it free from difficult choices. But with its mix of utopian fiction and reportage of near-reality, Earthfuture sows the seeds of an alternative future with such obvious delight that today's fear and loss of hope are allayed, the doom and gloom replaced by optimism. Perhaps such ingredients are all it takes to build the sustainable world we would like.
Earthfuture is for all who dare to imagine.
New Society Publishers (Nov 1999) ISBN 0-86571-407-X