a place, society, or condition thought to resemble Ecotopia; a place or state which is utopian from an ecological perspective
Originally (as a proper noun Ecotopia): In the fiction of Ernest Callenbach: an imaginary country, situated on the north-west Pacific coast of the United States, in which environmental concerns are of paramount importance, and society functions in an ecologically sustainable manner.
[< ecological + utopia]
There is still a strong trend in Ecotopia to abandon the fruits of all modern technology, however innocuous they may be, in favor of a poetic but costly return to what the extremists see as ‘nature’.
A future fuzzy ecotopia long after wicked Gilead has fallen.
The finer details of how to acheive [sic] ecotopia don’t trouble Sayen.
Despite its reputation as an ‘ecotopia’ in the Northwest, Washington state is more green ‘dystopia’ than an ideal, ecologically alert community.
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