Earthaven follow-up

Joel Achenbach, the author of the Washington Post article about Earthaven, has written a bit more about reactions to the article at his blog site. He notes that the Earthaven article is part of a series of articles that explore our cultural values.

Last week Achenbach also participated in an online conversation with readers. Many of the participants contributed thoughtful comments and questions. A few just said, “Bah, humbug!” It seems to me the supportive comments and questions demonstrated that readers had spent some time really considering the issues raised by Achenbach’s article, whereas the dismissive comments struck me as superficial, automatic defensive reflexes.

But overall I’m pleased that such conversations occur. It’s important that we have this conversation and this consideration of energy consumption and, in general, how we currently live in unsustainable ways.



Links to …

Joel Achenbach’s blog

Achenbach’s conversation with Post readers

Washington Post article about Earthaven

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