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Evolution of the Ecotopian Myth in the Pacific Northwest into a Culture of Sustainability / Steven Reed Johnson

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Evolution of the Ecotopian Myth in the Pacific Northwest into a Culture of Sustainability / Steven Reed Johnson, in symposium international "Regional Becomings in North America" organisé, sous la responsabilité scientifique de Wendy Harding (Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes (CAS), Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France) et Nancy Cook (University of Montana, USA), Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, 7-8 avril 2016. Session 2: Bioregional Becomings II.

When ErnestCallenbach, author of Ecotopia,embarked on his first book tour in the Pacific Northwest in 1975, Portland, Oregon was hardly an exemplary sustainable community. Callenbach's book tour was sponsored by Rain magazine, a pioneering journal ofsustainable practices. In the pages of Rain(1974--1988) and the actions of ahandful of grassroots organizations, the origins of the sustainable culture inthe Northwest can be recognized. This paper documents the birth ofthe myth of ecotopia during Portland's civic reconstruction (1968--1980) periodto the present Portland, an exemplary sustainable community. The transformation is explored as a culturalshift, not just a political one.  InPortland there is a green way of thinking and solving community problems, bornfrom utopian ideals; now infused in the civic culture. The paper will then explorecurrent challenges for Portland and any community with sustainable andresilience goals, including: socialequity, making room for diverse and transformative dialogue, and the danger ofisolation in a global economy.

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Claire SARAZIN (Réalisation), Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès-campus Mirail (Production), SCPAM / Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès-campus Mirail (Publication)
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Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès. (2016, 7 avril). Evolution of the Ecotopian Myth in the Pacific Northwest into a Culture of Sustainability / Steven Reed Johnson. [Vidéo]. Canal-U. https://www.canal-u.tv/87907. (Consultée le 17 janvier 2022)
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