Northwest Earth Institute is a non-profit organization that inspires people to take responsibility for Earth.
NWEI was founded in 1993 with a simple objective: to give people a framework to talk about our relationship with the planet and to share in discovering new ways to live, work, create and consume.
For over 20 years, NWEI has helped make change more possible, more social, and yes, more fun by helping people connect with their communities and take action, together.
A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World, the newest book from NWEI, offers us a chance to reconnect with what matters most, explore practical ways to simplify our lives, and reduce our impact.
Conversation with Lacy Cagle, NWEI Dir. of Learning
Mentions in This Episode
- Simple Living SANITY Suggestions
- I Buy Blue. How About You?
- Banishing Fake News
- Lee Van Ham’s “Eden for the 21st Century” trilogy: Vol. 2 – From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable,” — SLW! Ep. 79 + REVIEW // Vol. 1 – Blinded by Progress
- Tim Kasser, author of The High Price of Materialism — SLW! Podcast Ep. 62
- Mike Mercer, former Exec. Dir. of NWEI — SLW! Podcast Ep. 48
Ep. 88 :: Nancy Pearlman, Executive Director of Educational Communications, is a dedicated educator, anthropologist, environmentalist, and documentary producer who has devoted her life to protecting the environment, helping society, and improving the quality of our colleges.
Core Projects – www.ecoprojects.org
- ECONEWS Television Series
- Environmental Directions Radio
- The Compendium Newsletter
- Ecology Center of Southern California
- Earth Cultures – Ethnic Folk Dance Performances www.EarthCulturesProject.org
- Project Ecotourism – Promoting Responsible Travel
- Humanity & the Planet – Humanitarian Aid and Support to Organizations in Developing Nations
- Environmental Resources Library
Additional Projects: Campus Greening // Eco-View // Social Justice and the Arts // Ecological Action Checklist (English and Spanish)
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Champion of Simplicity Circles and Community Conversation Working with Millennials and Minimalists through local groups to Build Resistance to regressive governments.
A community educator, Cecile is active in the transition movement in the United States. Cecile and her husband are founders of Seattle’s Phinney Ecovillage, a neighborhood-based sustainable community, which has morphed into Sustainable Greenwood-Phinney.
Cecile’s Champion of Simple Living PROFILE
She’s the author of. . .
- The Circle of Simplicity: Return to the Good Life (1998)
- Slow is Beautiful: New Visions of Community, Leisure and Joie de Vivre(2006)
- Less is More: Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet, a Caring Economy and Lasting Happiness (2009)
- Living Room Revolution: A Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good (2013)
- Contributor to Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America
Cecile’s site is CecileAndrews.com (NOT SimplicityCircles.com)
SLW! Podcast Ep. 15 with Cecile — See the Show Notes of #15 for more interesting links.
Mentions in This Episode
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John de Graaf‘s Champion of Simple Living PROFILE
John’s recent articles:
- Episode 80 (2/1/17)
- *Episode 61: John de Graaf, producer and author of Affluenza [1/15/16]–SLW!
- The Common Good Podcast: John de Graaf on episode 39 – Affluenza [8/28/13]http://traffic.libsyn.com/thecommongood/tcp-039.mp3
- The Common Good Podcast, episode 40 – Happiness Initiative [9/27/13]http://traffic.libsyn.com/thecommongood/tcg040.mp3
Episode one of the two-part series is based on Walter Brueggemann‘s six theses about money & possessions throughout the Bible; episode two is his brief survey of the theme of money and possessions in the Bible.
Essential Reading! — Contents, Series Foreword, Foreword (Richard Horsely), Preface, Introduction (Chapter One) — available free online.
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The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE
- What Is The NUDGE? / How It Works / How Do It Get It: Send NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@Yahoo.com / How Do It Share It / More About Holidays
- June — Alternative Giving
- July — Money & Goods
- August: Personal Choices, Happiness, Fulfillment
- September: Non-conform Freely
- October: Sustenance
- November: More Celebrating
- December: Responsible Celebrating
- January: Life Principles of Voluntary Simplicity
- February: Celebrating More Responsibly– Week 1: Music/Worship || Week 2: Preparing for Lent, Easter and Other Spring Festivals || Week 3: Rites of Passage || Week 4: What Is ‘Enough’?
- March: Global Justice–Week 1: Language || Week 2: Hunger & Homelessness || Week 3: Peace/Violence || Week 4: Advocacy/Boycotts
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Welcome to the other podcast I co-host/produce, The Common Good Podcast.
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
Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews, John de Graaf, Duane Elgin and more!
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
Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s book Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us. Also, hear The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce. || Three minute film: Ecology and Economics—Colleagues, Not Rivals || Lee’s Slide Show
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- Living More with Less: the 5 Life Standards of Voluntary Simplicity
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- For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * firstname.lastname@example.orgClick ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative Giving. Give away 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.