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ECOTOPIA - This novel by Ernest Callenbach (1929-) published in 1975 described a future materialistic near-utopian state in the Northwest that seceded from the United States because of the latter's anti-ecological policies and practices. Ecotopia, its capital located in San Francisco, did not allow private ownership of property, and all economic units were small to eliminate class consciousness.
The influence of bureaucracies and technology was minimal, and the workload for its citizens was light so that they could enjoy the beautiful environment. Dominated by females, Ecotopia relied heavily on contraceptives and abortion to control population growth, and the closest the state came to religion was the nearworship of trees. The Ecotopians believed they would be recycled at death. Callenbach penned a sequel in 1981 entitled Ecotopia Emerging.

in Morris, James M. & Andrea L. Kross (2009), The A to Z of Utopianism, UK:
The Scarecrow Press.