Episode 12 :: Living More with Less UPDATED


In this episode. . .

Interview with Valerie Weaver-Zercher, editor of Living More with Less, 30th Anniversary Edition + Preparing for Winter Celebrations + Any Year Simple Living Alternative Calendar

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COMING next episode: Preparing for Lent and Easter

Mentions in this episode:

World Community Cookbooks: More with Less Extending the Table | Simply in Season & Simple in Season Children’s Cookbook — all from MennoMedia/Herald Press

Take-Back-Your-Time Day

Ms. Cheap: 10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas | 10 Fun, Free Family Things to Do at Christmas

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Mentions in Recent Episodes

Whose Birthday Is it, Anyway? part 6 – FINALE – adaptation of Alternatives’ best-known resource for Advent and Christmas, featuring The Celebration Revolution of Alexander Scrooge* + Carols with Justice + Reflections + Real Life Experiences (Spanish version)

Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? ’13

Simple Living Works! web site home page | Themes/Seasons Index

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

For Advent/Christmas/Epiphany SEASONAL HELPS, including links to AV and Text resources, see episode 6.

SEASONAL HELPS from *Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth:  Winter Festivals: Jan.-April, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (Jan. 15) and Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) | LENT | EASTER

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Individual Episode Index: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits. Guest Voice: Rita Iversen. Carols with Justice: Jill Miller, vocals; DeeEtta Riley, keyboard. The Whose Birthday? radio series, originally produced by Peter Iversen, has been slightly edited to remove dated information.

*GRAPHIC: Living More with Less, 30th Anniversary edition, Herald Press

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