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ERIC Number: ED174496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 132
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Bakavi: Change the World I Want to Stay On.
Nickerson, Mike
The booklet describes the natural ecosystem of the earth, the ways humans have evolved and diverged from basic life-supporting processes, and the problems that divergence has created. It also offers guidelines for overcoming those problems. Bakavi, a Hopi Indian word, is an umbrella term for the following objectives: to develop a way of life in which materials are managed in continuing cycles and energy is taken from continuously reliable sources; to encourage life-based pursuits, including interpersonal relations, creativity, appreciation, and spiritual, intellectual, and psychic development; and to develop technologies which use renewable resources and do not degrade the enviornment. The booklet is presented in ten chapters. Chapter I defines Bakavi and explains its origin. Chapter II describes the interaction of various earth cycles and resources. Chapter III explains pattern integrity. Chapter IV discusses biological and cultural evolution, pointing out that people have forgotten their dependence on natural processes. Six problems are stressed in Chapter V: diminishing energy supplies, resources depletion, land deterioration, pollution, population growth, and isolating social conditions. Chapter VI introduces Bakavi, explaining objectives and background, and suggesting individual actions. Chapter VII and VIII explore Bakavi values and life-based pursuits. Chapter IX offers some alternative technologies and Chapter X proposes smaller communities with more human input and interaction. An annotated bibliography concludes the booklet. (CK)
All About Us, P.O. Box 1985, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ($3.75)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bakavi Foundation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Note: Pictures on several pages have been reproduced as 17" x 22" posters