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E. Christopher Mare

E. Christopher Mare discovered a permaculture design course in 1993 and has been a full-time student ever since. A self-designed BA was the world's first effort at organizing the emerging discipline of ecovillage design into a formal degree. Two master's degrees later, he is currently preparing for his doctoral dissertation through Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara. In 2002, Christopher set up an educational nonprofit organization—Village Design Institute—which will one day secure a land base for the establishment of 1) a research, training, and demonstration site, 2) an Academy of Village Design, and 3) a community of contemplative scholars. This project most likely will be called an 'ecovillage.'

    E. Christopher's Books

    Designing Ecological Habitats

    Creating a Sense of Place

    Designing Ecological Habitats is the third volume in the Four Keys to Sustainable Communities series. It explores humanity’s limits to growth, problems arising from climate change, habitat destruction, population growth, and resource depletion. The designs and practices featured in this book include practical, low-carbon solutions already being tested in ecovillages, sustainable communities, and projects around the world.


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