Episode 41 :: Sarah van Gelder of YES! Magazine


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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

Sarah’s been a colleague at a distance for some 15 years. She and author David Korten founded YES! 18 years ago. Now in addition to an excellent, award-winning quarterly Magazine, YES! has a dynamic web site, and reaches out through social media. Under the banner Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions, YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, YES! outlines a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.

YES! focuses on Peace and Justice, People power, the planet, happiness, a new economy, commonomics, climate in our hands. YES! produces resources for teachers and runs an online store. YES! is non-profit, independent, reader supported without advertising, produced by the Positive Futures Network.


David Korten’s new book, Change the Story, Change the Future | Interview

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Climate by Naomi Klein

Youth Environmental Sanity – YES — Connecting, Inspiring and Collaborating with Young ChangeMakers — hosts worldwide summer Action Camps that empower youth ages to take action on environmental issues.

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Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.

Coming Episodes

  • April 1 — Clyde Griffith of New Celebrations.com
  • April 15 — Jeff Yeager, the Ultimate Cheapstake

Earlier Episodes

Episode 39 — Joel Zaslofsky, author, blogger, podcaster, event oraganizer. Joel’s my first guest not of my generation, one of the young adult champions of simple living today. Joel Zaslofsky is the Chief Simplifier, Curator, and Founder at Value of SimpleLiberate Your Time Money and Talent. He also hosts the popular Smart and Simple Matters show. His recent book is Experience Curating: How to Gain Focus, Increase Influence and Simply Your Life. He organizes the annual SimpleREV Conference — Revive and Rev It Up! + All Things SimpleREV Podcast. Joel’s a father, husband, obsessive spreadsheet creator, and many more things. He provides guidance on how to simplify and organize life’s little details. Oh, and everyone gets to have a blast doing it. Learn the full story about Joel and Value of Simple.

Episode 38, part 1 — getting to know author, speeaker, blogger Susan Vogt // Episode 39, Susan Vogt, part 2 – Alternative Lenten Practices || Susan’s Site: marriage, parenting, spirituality, leadership, workshops, books, about Susan || Champion of Simple Living: speaker, author, blogger Susan Vogt. || MENTIONS in this episode: The Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) and Parenting for Peace and Justice (PPJ). Kids’ and Family Pledges of Non-Violence || References to blogs: Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? — Lent/Easter Resources; Susan’s contributions 

Episode 36, part 1 – Duane Elgin || Episode 37, part 2: Great Transition Stories: These stories are critical to the adoption of simple living because our current primary stories support growth capitalism, which is devouring the Earth. // Duane on SLW! — Voluntary Simplicity: Lifestyle of the Future? // His professional website: GreatTransitionStories.org // His personal site: DuaneElgin.com: About • Speaking • Great Transition Stories • Articles • Blog • Videos • Audio Files • Books • Contact // His writings there on Sustainability and Simplicity || Champion of Simple Living Today || Podcast Index/Preview/BackUp || ALSO MENTIONED: Living More with Less // Shared Housing blog: A First Holiday Season in Our Shared Household

Episodes 32-35: WHOSE Birthday? podcast series 2014, parts 1-4 // Susan Vogt, Meg Cox, Art Simon, Betsy Taylor, Daniel Berrigan, William Sloane Coffin, Susan Briehl, Jill Miller and more! // WHOSE Birthday? podcast series 2013, episodes 6-11 || Alternative Giving

Contribute to our on-going collection Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? for Lent/HolyWeek/Easter and to our most widely-read annual resource, Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany. Both are now published online. Some past editions also come in AUDIO formats. ART | PERSONAL EXPERIENCES | FAMILY ACTIVITIES | Submission Guidelines | All past editions are available on the SLW! site under Creative Commons licensing. The articles are carefully indexed —  ADVENT/CHRISTMAS || LENT/EASTER.

Episode 31: Church consultant, writer and self-styled neuroecclesiologist Bob Sitze || Champions of Simple Living || SLW! Mission | Ask Slim | Consumo Must Go! skit || Responses: Simple Living Humor | Fall Festival Helps

Episode #30Paul Canavese and spouse Ann contributed to the Wedding Alternatives Supplement. Read the notes of my visit at Post #58. • Gospel.Link •  small group series on the Spirituality of Work • Growing Up Catholic • GospelLiving.org • Free online series • Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel • Other Simple Living and Ecology resources

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

This service contains books (paper, eBooks, audio), video (DVD, internet), audio (CD, MP3), blogs, podcasts, sites. These are somewhat current resources. For classic resources, visit Study/Activity/Action Guides. For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.

Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – MARCH

Tony  & Shane Uncut

The complete 3-1/2 hour straight talk between Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne about simple living and global justice. Parts of that dialog became the DVD “Simply Enough,” which has been re-issued by World Vision Canada as “Choose Justice.” The complete series — episodes 20-27 – including Show Notes.

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

Themes/Seasons: Alternatives’ Collections IndexAdvent/Christmas/Epiphany | Lent/Easter | Other Seasons | Anytime/Non-Seasonal | Music | Art | Audio | Video | Spanish | Living More with Less

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 new 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: March 1–Episode 57: Marco Tavanti on Sustainable Development || 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. || TheCommonGoodPodcast.com, episode 42 || Lee’s new Slide Show

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