Green Festival Speakers

Lois Arkin

Lois Arkin is the founder (1980) of the nonprofit CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages, a resource center for ecological cooperative communities and neighborhoods. In 1993, she co-founded the Los Angeles Eco-Village (www.laecovillage.org ) as a project of CRSP as a demonstration. Co-author/editor of two books on sustainable cities and cooperative housing, she is the former editor for the "Ecovillage Living" column in Communities Magazine. She represents the Western U.S. with the Ecovillage Network of the Americas, is on the board of the Global Village Institute. A co-founder of the Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust, and the Urban Soil-Tierra Urbana Limited Equity Housing Co-op, she lives and works in LA Eco-Village, and is passionate about reducing auto use in L.A. She is a frequent public advocate for sustainable urban living and gives public tours of the L.A. Eco-Village neighborhood.