Episode 48 :: Mike Mercer, Northwest Earth Institute

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Ep. 47 -Susan Stephenson, Exec. Dir. of Interfaith Power and Light: A Religious Response to Global Warming … America’s faith communities lead the way on slashing climate pollution, e.g., Cool Congregations Challenge and Take the Paris Pledge.
The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. This campaign intends to protect Earth’s ecosystems, safeguard the health of all Creation, and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all.
Interfaith Power and Light is a sterling example of the Living More with Less Life Standard “Cherish the Natural Order.”
President and Founder of IPL, The Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham, is lead author of Love God Heal Earth, and recipient of Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award for her environmental leadership.
Read Exec. Dir. Susan’s bio.
Ep. 46: Jared Brock
My wife and I run a charity to fight human trafficking. I recently completed a 37,000 mile pilgrimage around the world – I danced with rabbis, walked on coals, went to North Korea and Westboro, visited monks, and even gained an audience with Pope Francis. (My recently published humorous memoir about the trip.)
A few years ago, my wife and I took the 100 Things challenge. Today, we live in a 1975 Airstream trailer in a forest. We’re carbon neutral, don’t own cell phones, I’m a vegetarian, and we’ve traveled to over 40 countries in six years of marriage. Lots of fun stories to tell!
Jared Brock  //  Abolitionist: Hope for the Sold // Filmmaker: Red Light Green Light // Author: A Year of Living Prayerfully // Minimalist

Living Simply and Loving It! // Similar TEXT Version // PART 1 – Ep. 44 // PART 2 – Ep. 45

Episode 43More Than The Ultimate Cheapskate, Jeff Yeager

Episode 42 – Clyde Griffith of NewCelebrations.com – Resources that reflect a more healthy, a more sane, a more theologically correct approach to more meaningful celebration of Christmas and other holidays.

Episode 41 — Sarah van Gelder, co-founder and editor-in-chief of YES!  Magazine — Powerful Ideas / Practical Actions; author of Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference

Episode 40 — Joel Zaslofsky, author, blogger, podcaster, event organizer at Value of SimpleLiberate Your Time Money and Talent; host the Smart and Simple Matters show.

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Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – JULY

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The complete 3-1/2 hour straight talk between Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne about simple living and global justice — episodes 20-27.

Champions of Simple Living Today

Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews, John de Graaf, Duane Elgin and more!

Simple Living blog/podcast/site preview service

Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth, the last edition of the classic series Alternate Celebrations Catalogs.

Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold) | Share the Joy of a Simpler Lifestyle Through Speeches, Workshops, Events, Study/Action Groups, Simplicity Circles and Social Media + BONUS: Social Media Supplement // Self-Starters Needed! // Free coaching for groups on the internet

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Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice (Foreword by Cecile Andrews) | Introduction | How to Use This Collection | QUOTES | ART | En Español (all)

10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s recent book Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, part of The OneEarth Project. Also, hear The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce. The Common Good Podcast: Episode 60: Christle Balvin, Water and Drought in Calif. || NEW three minute film: Ecology and Economics—Colleagues, Not Rivals || Conversation about The OneEarth Project and the book, Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, by Lee Van Ham, including| TheCommonGoodPodcast.com, episode 42 || Lee’s recent Slide Show

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