Susan Butler is a certified permaculture designer and a designer of passive solar and natural buildings. After studying Carl Jung, traditional Japanese architecture, and Gregory Bateson, among others, at a California open land commune, she embarked on a construction career specializing in historical preservation work in Washington, DC. Later, she learned alternative medicine modalities to cure herself of occupational lead exposure. She studies alternative political economy, philosophy, and sustainability and has published articles on local community economics, transportation and land use, and climate change mitigation.
Contribution to Roundtable on Feminism and Revolution
The economic transition we need will be driven by a women’s movement embracing life and promoting the decentralized economic practices that nurture it.