Joan Bokaer

Founder, Ecovillage Ithaca

Joan Bokaer was a nuclear disarmament activist and national speaker in the 1980’s. She organized A Global Walk for A Livable World – one hundred people who walked from Los Angeles to New York City in 1990 to raise awareness about environmental issues. Upon her return from the walk she co-founded EcoVillage at Ithaca, an environmentally sensitive community based on ecological principles of design. She also co-organized the Third International EcoCity Conference in Senegal, West Africa in 1996.