The Global Ecovillage Movement: Living Laboratories of Sustainability [F-21-8]

Presenter: Heather Sullivan-Catlin
Location: Zoom
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 3:00 PM 10/20

Print Info

Ecovillages are intentional or traditional communities “using local participatory processes to holistically integrate ecological, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of sustainability in order to regenerate social and natural environments” (

This class will explore these living laboratories of sustainability with examples from communities throughout the world. The presentation will include information for those interested in travel to ecovillages, many of which prioritize education and welcome visitors.

Heather Sullivan-Catlin is Professor of Sociology at SUNY Potsdam. Her primary areas of teaching and scholarship center on families, sustainable communities and community food security. She has been active in a variety of local sustainability efforts, chiefly through her long involvement with GardenShare, and her current leadership role on the North Country Sustainability Day and Green Living Fair organizing committee. She is also a member of the Thrive Ithaca Ecovillage Education Center ( advisory board.

Special Instructions: You will be emailed a Zoom invite two days before the class starts. Click on the link in the invite to open your Zoom app.

Cap: 100

Back To Fall 2021 Semester Course List


382 Van Housen Ext.
SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, New York 13676

Office hours: 9:00-2:00 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday (hours may vary when SOAR is not in session)

Phone: 315-267-2690


Visit our sponsoring institution:
SUNY Potsdam