BONUS Episode–Casady’s on Climate Mobilization


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Earth’s climate and livability are the biggest issue before us in 2018! That’s why our first episode of the year brings you the articulate voices of Nancy and Derek Casady. Listeners, you’ll hear their stories of why, after all the great experiences of their lives to date, they are now ardently devoted to mobilizing more of us to reverse climate change—still doable, but only if we mobilize like the Allied Powers did to counter the Nazis and Japanese in WWII. Hence the name Climate Mobilization. Why should war against enemies mobilize us more fervently than working against aggressive powers destroying Earth’s livability?

Derek has had many shining moments in California politics through his activism in the Democratic Party. (Read about them here.) Nancy has had many shining moments in the organic, healthy food system, including directing the excellent Organic Market in the Ocean Beach Neighborhood of San Diego. She was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Food and Agriculture Board. (Learn more about Nancy here.) Now Derek and Nancy work together directing The Climate Mobilization, a great organization with strong action to reverse climate change.

Nancy and Derek describe why The Climate Mobilization is their choice for devoted action. They describe the national strategy and the city strategies. Might the Climate Mobilization Project also be the vehicle for your devotion to Earth?

Vision of the Future (Jerry’s classic blog)

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Simpler Formats for 2018SLW! Weekly Digest will be discontinued and the SLW! Podcast will be reduced to one episode per month, issued on the 15th. The complete SLW! Monthly Digest on the SLW! site will continue to feature the latest posts from colleague organizations and will be updated weekly. Simpler Living Weekly Nudge will feature offerings from SLW! It comes as your free subscription to  SLW! Blog.  The Daily Nudge comes by email (send NUDGE to or by Twitter @GeraldIversen. Choose the options that work for you.

Subscribers to SLW! Podcast will receive The Common Good Podcast (TCGP)–which I produce and co-host–on the 1st of the month. Likewise, subscribers to TCGP will receive SLW! Podcast on the 15th as a BONUS. So, SLW! Podcast subscribers will continue to receive two episodes per month. This makes good sense since the missions of both SLW! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics are so complementary and the two work together closely. For example, I blog on the Jubilee site at occasionally. Your comments on these changes are welcome.

Previous Episodes

WHOSE Birthday?

A 4-episode series drawn from Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? #15 (lectionary cycle B), Alternatives’ annual Advent/Christmas/Epiphany resource for individuals, families and congregations.

To find resources referenced in each episode, go to the links in the TEXT version of each item, which are linked below. Or use the search engine in window #4 at

Meet the author:

Episode 103: Kathy McGinnis, director and co-founder of The Institute for Peace & Justice, and her late husband Jim, wrote the reflections for the “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” series in the upcoming Nov.-Dec. episodes (#15). Visit the Institute’s site to see its fascinating history, inspiring programs and numerous awards.

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas | SPANISH: 10 puntas


#105-Advent 1-2

#106-Advent 3-4 & Christmas Eve

#107-Christmas Season-Epiphany

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexAdvent/Christmas/Epiphany 

Spanish Advent-Christmas Resources

WHOSE Birthday? #29, online edition for 2017.

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Carols with Justice – Entire collection of 15 carols (new words to familiar tunes) as text and audio || Jill Miller and DeeEtta Riley || Pageant based on these carols || Carols Sing-AlongThese new stanzas help to connect Jesus’ birth with our lives through social justice, care of Creation, and discipleship as simpler living.

Advent Conspiracy: video, family guide and Advent calendar, Sunday School curriculum, Advent sermon outline // SLW! Podcast // FREE Church Resources: Children’s Curriculum, audio, video, more // Advent Conspiracy FAQ’s

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The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE

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