Episode 42 :: Clyde Griffith: New Celebrations


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Earlier Episodes

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.  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. MENTIONS: 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.

Episode 40 — Joel Zaslofsky, author, blogger, podcaster, event organizer, 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. | Learn the full story about Joel and Value of Simple.

Episode 38, part 1 — getting to know author, speaker, blogger Susan Vogt // Episode 39, 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

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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.

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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: April 1–Episode 58 :: Veronica Lozada: Lawyer Defending Common Person vs. Powers in Mexico || 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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