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The Simpler Way project

  • 18 Feb 2012 10:42 AM
    Message # 828375

    Worth a look I think - Martin

    “Consumerism, it is clear, represents a mistaken idea of wealth, and it is based on a mistaken idea of freedom.”

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    We are pleased and excited to announce the launch of the latest initiative of the Simplicity Institute - The Simpler Way: A Practical Action Plan for Living More on Less.

    The Simpler Way consists of a website and booklet which provide detailed practical advice on how to live a 'simpler life' of reduced and restrained consumption. More importantly, it invites readers to contribute their own thoughts, experiences, and practical tips, so that we can all share and expand upon our collective wisdom.

    By now we all understand the importance of reducing resource and energy consumption and stepping more lightly on the planet. But figuring out exactly how to do this in a consumer society can be very challenging. The Simpler Way project is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive practice-based resource for facilitating this transition.

    Please click on the link below and share your own insights with the growing simple living community around the world. Your contribution is vital.

    http://www.simplerway.org

    Warm regards,

    Samuel Alexander and Simon Ussher

    Directors of the Simplicity Institute

    www.simplicityinstitute.org

  • 19 Feb 2012 10:08 AM
    Reply # 829013 on 828375
    I've signed on - looks great.  Thanks Martin,
  • 19 Feb 2012 8:56 PM
    Reply # 829283 on 828375

    "The Simpler Way" is a phrase coined by Ted Trainer, University of NSW who has been writing on the need to live much simpler less consumptive lives since 1985.

    I am currently reading Ted's latest book, "THE TRANSITION to a Sustainable and Just World", which exposes the fatal flaws of the growth economy and proposes alternative economic and social structures.  I recommend it to anyone interested in the social side of permaculture.

  • 22 Feb 2012 11:01 AM
    Reply # 831864 on 828375

    Thanks Barry,

    Another good website to explore.

    I have requested Hornsby Library to purchase Ted Trainers book:  Transition to a Sustainable and Just World, thanks and I look forward to reading it.

    Thanks and kind regards

    Jannine

     

  • 23 Feb 2012 8:38 PM
    Reply # 833283 on 828375
    Diana (Administrator)
    Does this fit into the framework that you are talking about?

    Tim Jackson: Prosperity Without Growth

    ABC Big Ideas

    Published 6 July 2010 | Deakin Lectures

    http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2010/07/06/2945103.htm

    download podcast or vodcast

 

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