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Episode 98: Vicki Robin–writer, speaker, social innovator

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Episode 98 [8/1] — Vicki Robin, co-author of the classic, Your Money or Your Life; founder of the Simplicity Forum.

Since I talked to Vicki in Ep. 17 upon the release of her then new book “Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: Lessons from a 10-Mile Diet,” she has had a political awakening. She has stood with the Native Americans at Standing Rock protesting the construction of the XL Pipeline, and other actions.

Since her classic with Joe Dominguez, “Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence,” she has written or co-authored numerous offshoots, such “Freedom Through Frugality.” The updated, revising edition, called Ultimate MakeOver — is scheduled for release in March, 2018. She actively posts on Facebook and at her soon-to-appear new site VickiRobin.com.

We talk too about her part in the Local Food Summit, which launches August 6. Sign up for the Summit for limited time free access to 60+ stellar interviews with food system researchers, producers and change makers.

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YourMoneyOrYourLife.org

COMING YourMoneyOrYourLife.com

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Episodes 96 & 97Shane Claiborne of The Simple Way and Red Letter Christians, author of the classic Irresistible Revolution and more recently Executing Grace, How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us

Who’s Shane Claiborne? From working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta to founding The Simple Way in inner city Philadelphia, Shane is a bestselling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.”

Now, in part one we catch up on The Simple Way community and the newer Red Letter Christians movement.

In part two we talk about Shane’s latest book, “Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us” and numerous other ways he’s spreading the message of simpler, just living.

Tony & Shane UNCUT, the complete dialog in eight episodes between Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne on simpler living and global justice, became the DVD “Simply Enough,” re-issued by World Vision Canada as “Choose Justice.”

Tony & Shane Uncut, SLW! 20-27

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Ep. 95–Peter Sawtell serves as founder and Executive Director of Eco-Justice Ministries, Denver. Biography. Motto: Eco-justice–the well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth

In this episode we catch-up on faith-based environmental justice efforts during the past year and then consider prospects and strategies for the short and medium range future.

Previous episodes with Peter: Episode 18: Not Ordinary Times [4/1/14] // Episode 66 [4/1/16]

Eco-Justice Ministries Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/EcoJusticeMinistries/

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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 –  JULY // AUGUST

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 a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s trilogy: vol.1  Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us; vol. 2 From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable; vol. 3 COMING. 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

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

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  • To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — listen to episodes #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, to educate and inspire you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog twice a week as SLW! Nudge and SLW! Digest.
  • Living More with Less: the 5 Life Standards of Voluntary Simplicity
  • IMAGE: Vicki Robin FaceBook page
  • For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.orgClick ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.
  • We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our online 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.

Episode 97: Shane Claiborne, part 2

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Episodes 96 & 97: Shane Claiborne of The Simple Way and Red Letter Christians, author of the classic Irresistible Revolution and more recently Executing Grace, How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us [7/1 & 7/15]

Who’s Shane Claiborne? From working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta to founding The Simple Way in inner city Philadelphia, Shane is a bestselling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.”

Now, in part one we catch up on The Simple Way community and the newer Red Letter Christians movement.

In part two we talk about Shane’s latest book, “Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us” and numerous other ways he’s spreading the message of simpler, just living.

Tony & Shane UNCUT, the complete dialog in eight episodes between Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne on simpler living and global justice, became the DVD “Simply Enough,” re-issued by World Vision Canada as “Choose Justice.”

Tony & Shane Uncut, SLW! 20-27

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COMING — Episode 98 [8/1] — Vicki Robin, co-author of the classic, Your Money or Your Life, an updated edition to be released March, 2018; founder of the Simplicity Forum.

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Earlier Episodes

Ep. 95 — Peter Sawtell serves as founder and Executive Director of Eco-Justice Ministries, Denver. Biography. Motto: Eco-justice–the well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth

In this episode we catch-up on faith-based environmental justice efforts during the past year and then consider prospects and strategies for the short and medium range future.

Previous episodes with Peter: Episode 18: Not Ordinary Times [4/1/14] // Episode 66 [4/1/16]

Eco-Justice Ministries Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/EcoJusticeMinistries/

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Episode 94 – Iowa State Senator Rob Hoog

Once a purple swing-state, Iowa has become an official red state, following the  dismal path of Wisconsin and other regressive governments funded by the Kochs and other plutocrats.

Rob Hogg, Iowa state senator from Cedar Rapids and the author of America’s Climate Century, talks frankly about dealing with backward government.

Brief bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Hogg or http://www.robhogg.org/

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/rob.hogg.56

He is active with IowaClimateAdvocates.org.

His book, America’s Climate Century: What Climate Change Means for America in the 21st Century and What Americans Can Do About It he calls on Americans to make the fight against climate change our new national purpose. Climate change is the defining historical issue of the 21st Century. After the heat and drought of 2012, Hurricane Sandy, and all of the other recent climate disasters, it is time for America to take climate action.

Having represented Cedar Rapids during an unprecedented flood that caused billions in damage in 2008, Senator Hogg brings a dose of reality to the issue of climate change. What happens this century — ever-worsening climate disasters or effective action to fight climate change — depends on the knowledge and action of every American.

With a fresh, personal, accessible and straight-talking approach, this one book explains why the 21st Century is America’s climate century. In 120 pages, it succinctly explains the science, the consequences, and the solutions of climate change, and helps Americans understand why we need to lead the world in the effort to safeguard our people, our property and our future from the dangers of climate change.

The book is only $10 from local, independent bookstores or Amazon (paper or Kindle).

Extended video interview on Fallon Forum on YouTube (runs 5:15-28:30 of the one hour program)

A Jubilee-Economics blog about Rob’s book.

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Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets — Episode 91, part 1 // Episode 92, part 2

Hazel Henderson is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, author of Beyond Globalization, and seven other books. Her editorials appear in 27 languages and more than 400 newspapers.

ETHICAL MARKETS is an independent media company promoting the emergence of a sustainable, green, more ethical and just economy worldwide.

For her extensive, intriguing bio, visit www.HazelHenderson.com.

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The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE

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In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post a twice weekly SLW! blog. Read and subscribe! The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode. Blog INDEX

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Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

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 –  JULY

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 a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s trilogy: vol.1  Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us; vol. 2 From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable; vol. 3 COMING. 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

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Read & subscribe to the SLW! blog. |  Follow us on Pinterest.

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom of this page. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments below, then check  

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Episode Index

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

  • To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — listen to episodes #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, to educate and inspire you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog twice a week as SLW! Nudge and SLW! Digest.
  • Living More with Less: the 5 Life Standards of Voluntary Simplicity
  • IMAGE: TheSimpleWay.org
  • For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.orgClick ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.
  • We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our online 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.

Episode 96: Shane Claiborne, part 1

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SHOW NOTES

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom of this page, or visit the Episode Index.  SUBSCRIBE for free through  iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

Episodes 96 & 97: Shane Claiborne of The Simple Way and Red Letter Christians, author of the classic Irresistible Revolution and more recently Executing Grace, How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us [7/1 & 7/15–Preview Now]

Who’s Shane Claiborne? From working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta to founding The Simple Way in inner city Philadelphia, Shane is a bestselling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.”

Now, in part one we catch up on The Simple Way community and the newer Red Letter Christians movement.

In part two we talk about Shane’s latest book, “Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us” and numerous other ways he’s spreading the message of simpler, just living.

Tony & Shane UNCUT, the complete dialog in eight episodes between Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne on simpler living and global justice, became the DVD “Simply Enough,” re-issued by World Vision Canada as “Choose Justice.”

Tony & Shane Uncut, SLW! 20-27

To listen to the current episode, click the player at the top or bottom of the page.

# # #

SLW! BLOG: comprised of SLW! Weekly Digest and Simple Living Weekly Nudge. Subscribe for free. Click Blog, then Follow at lower right. Confirm when confirmation email arrives.

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NEW — At revoice.me/p/simple-living-works-podcast anyone can subscribe to the Simple Living Works! podcast on FB Messenger and other messaging apps. Feel free to test it or share it :)

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COMING — Episode 98 [8/1] — Vicki Robin, co-author of the classic, Your Money or Your Life, an updated edition to be released by the end of the year; founder of the Simplicity Forum.

# # #

Earlier Episodes

Ep. 95 — Peter Sawtell serves as founder and Executive Director of Eco-Justice Ministries, Denver. He has a diverse background in academics, professional work and community involvement which has prepared him well for leadership of this ecumenical agency.

Peter’s undergraduate degree interdisciplinary major combined religious studies and environmental biology, plus extensive graduate work. He’s an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, involved in a wide range of denominational and ecumenical projects.  Biography. Motto: Eco-justice–the well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth

In this episode we catch-up on faith-based environmental justice efforts during the past year and then consider prospects and strategies for the short and medium range future.

Previous episodes with Peter: Episode 18: Not Ordinary Times [4/1/14] // Episode 66 [4/1/16]

Eco-Justice Ministries Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/EcoJusticeMinistries/

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Episode 94 – Iowa State Senator Rob Hoog

Once a purple swing-state, Iowa has become an official red state, following the  dismal path of Wisconsin and other regressive governments funded by the Kochs and other plutocrats.

Rob Hogg, Iowa state senator from Cedar Rapids and the author of America’s Climate Century, talks frankly about dealing with backward government.

Read more about his Summer of Citizenship and its Picnic for the People at https://www.facebook.com/events/1886415901637203/

Iowa legislature: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=87&personID=6257

Brief bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Hogg or http://www.robhogg.org/

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/rob.hogg.56

Call your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative to support Citizens Climate Lobby’s [CCL] “carbon fee and dividend” proposal and other action to address climate change.

Let’s unite our country for the climate action we so urgently need. Let Congress know we can have a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable future with clean energy and other climate change solutions.

It’s OK to call all U.S. Representatives in your state. They are likely to respond to citizens in their state, regardless of address, because district lines change and because U.S. Representatives often become candidates for statewide office.

Reach out to invite others in your state to join this effort. You can invite your friends and share this Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/757936277719571/

In the Iowa Senate since 2007, Rob Hogg is serving as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, after two terms in the Iowa House.

He and his wife, Kate, live in Cedar Rapids with their three children. He is active with IowaClimateAdvocates.org.

His book, America’s Climate Century: What Climate Change Means for America in the 21st Century and What Americans Can Do About It he calls on Americans to make the fight against climate change our new national purpose. Climate change is the defining historical issue of the 21st Century. After the heat and drought of 2012, Hurricane Sandy, and all of the other recent climate disasters, it is time for America to take climate action.

Having represented Cedar Rapids during an unprecedented flood that caused billions in damage in 2008, Senator Hogg brings a dose of reality to the issue of climate change. What happens this century — ever-worsening climate disasters or effective action to fight climate change — depends on the knowledge and action of every American.

With a fresh, personal, accessible and straight-talking approach, this one book explains why the 21st Century is America’s climate century. In 120 pages, it succinctly explains the science, the consequences, and the solutions of climate change, and helps Americans understand why we need to lead the world in the effort to safeguard our people, our property and our future from the dangers of climate change.

The book is only $10 from local, independent bookstores or Amazon (paper or Kindle).

Extended video interview on Fallon Forum on YouTube (runs 5:15-28:30 of the one hour program)

A Jubilee-Economics blog about Rob’s book.

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Episode 93 — Adrienne Raimo of OneBiteWellness.com, coordinator of The Minimalists, Columbus, OH

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Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets — Episode 91, part 1 // Episode 92, part 2

ETHICAL MARKETS is an independent media company promoting the emergence of a sustainable, green, more ethical and just economy worldwide.

With the motto “40 Years of Foresight, Insights and integrity,” EMM researches, assists and reports on all the new organizations: civic, non-profit and for-profit, as well as individuals working for the transition to the new economies of the dawning information-rich solar age.

Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, [LLC] and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book “Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy” (2006) and eight other books. She co-edited “The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives,” and co-authored “Planetary Citizenship.” Her books are translated into eight languages.

Her editorials appear in 27 languages and in 200 newspapers syndicated by InterPress Service, Rome, New York, and Washington, DC, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha, a London–based market  e-letter.  Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in USA) Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor; and others.

For more of her extensive, intriguing bio, visit www.HazelHenderson.com.

The first version of her Country Futures Indicators (CFI©), an alternative to the Gross National Product (GNP), was co-created with Calvert Group, Inc.: now renamed the Ethical Markets Quality-of-Life Indicators (Desk Reference Manual, 2000), updated regularly at www.calvert-henderson.com.

She created the Green Transition Scoreboard® , the Ethical Markets initiative on Transforming Finance, and the EthicMark® Award for Advertising that Uplifts the Human Spirit and Society.

See Part 1 Show Notes for more details on. . .

SERVICES

GLOBAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

The Green Transition Scoreboard is an ongoing research project, compiling the $2 trillion in growing the green economy globally already privately invested or committed since 2007.

EXECUTIVE TV PRODUCTION FOR BROADCAST AND CABLE

EthicalMarkets.tv streams original Ethical Markets productions and carefully chosen, relevant video gathered from around the world.

PROJECTS

Many of these programs are licensed and available for college and library use at www.films.com.

CURRICULA DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PRESENTATIONS by live, interactive videocasts worldwide

For more on Hazel and to read her articles, visit www.HazelHenderson.com.

CONFERENCES AND PARTNERSHIPS

MENTIONS in This Episode

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The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE

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In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post a twice weekly SLW! blog. Read and subscribe! The BLOG is the companion to our twice-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode. Blog INDEX

* * *

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

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 –  JUNE // JULY

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 a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s trilogy: vol.1  Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us; vol. 2 From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable; vol. 3 COMING. 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

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Read & subscribe to the SLW! blog. |  Follow us on Pinterest.

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom of this page. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments below, then check  

SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same.

Episode Index

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

  • To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — listen to episodes #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, to educate and inspire you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog twice a week as SLW! Nudge and SLW! Digest.
  • Living More with Less: the 5 Life Standards of Voluntary Simplicity
  • IMAGE: TheSimpleWay.org
  • For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.orgClick ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.
  • We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our online 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.

Episode 95: Peter Sawtell, Eco-Justice Ministries

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SHOW NOTES

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Peter Sawtell serves as founder and Executive Director of Eco-Justice Ministries, Denver. He has a diverse background in academics, professional work and community involvement which has prepared him well for leadership of this ecumenical agency.

Peter’s undergraduate degree interdisciplinary major combined religious studies and environmental biology, plus extensive graduate work. He’s an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, involved in a wide range of denominational and ecumenical projects.  Biography. Motto: Eco-justice–the well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth

In this episode we catch-up on faith-based environmental justice efforts during the past year and then consider prospects and strategies for the short and medium range future.

Previous episodes with Peter:

Episode 18: Not Ordinary Times [4/1/14]

Episode 66 [4/1/16]

Eco-Justice Ministries Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/EcoJusticeMinistries/

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Episode 94 – Iowa State Senator Rob Hoog

Once a purple swing-state, Iowa has become an official red state, following the  dismal path of Wisconsin and other regressive governments funded by the Kochs and other plutocrats.

Rob Hogg, Iowa state senator from Cedar Rapids and the author of America’s Climate Century, talks frankly about dealing with backward government.

Read more about his Summer of Citizenship and its Picnic for the People kick-off at https://www.facebook.com/events/1886415901637203/

Iowa legislature: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=87&personID=6257

Brief bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Hogg or http://www.robhogg.org/

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/rob.hogg.56

Call your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative to support Citizens Climate Lobby’s [CCL] “carbon fee and dividend” proposal and other action to address climate change.

Let’s unite our country for the climate action we so urgently need. Let Congress know we can have a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable future with clean energy and other climate change solutions.

It’s okay to call all U.S. Representatives in your state. They are likely to respond to citizens in their state, regardless of address, because district lines change and because U.S. Representatives often become candidates for statewide office.

The Facebook link below has a place to record your calls so that CCL can track how many calls are made. These calls are to support CCL’s proposal before the organization’s national conference and lobby days in Washington, D.C., June 11 to June 13.

Reach out to invite others in your state to join this effort. You can invite your friends and share this Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/757936277719571/

In the Iowa Senate since 2007, Rob Hogg is serving as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, after two terms in the Iowa House.

He and his wife, Kate, live in Cedar Rapids with their three children. He is active with IowaClimateAdvocates.org.

His book, America’s Climate Century: What Climate Change Means for America in the 21st Century and What Americans Can Do About It he calls on Americans to make the fight against climate change our new national purpose. Climate change is the defining historical issue of the 21st Century. After the heat and drought of 2012, Hurricane Sandy, and all of the other recent climate disasters, it is time for America to take climate action.

Having represented Cedar Rapids during an unprecedented flood that caused billions in damage in 2008, Senator Hogg brings a dose of reality to the issue of climate change. What happens this century — ever-worsening climate disasters or effective action to fight climate change — depends on the knowledge and action of every American.

With a fresh, personal, accessible and straight-talking approach, this one book explains why the 21st Century is America’s climate century. In 120 pages, it succinctly explains the science, the consequences, and the solutions of climate change, and helps Americans understand why we need to lead the world in the effort to safeguard our people, our property and our future from the dangers of climate change.

The book is only $10 from local, independent bookstores or Amazon (paper or Kindle).

Extended video interview on Fallon Forum on YouTube (runs 5:15-28:30 of the one hour program)

A Jubilee-Economics blog about Rob’s book.

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Episode 93 — Adrienne Raimo of OneBiteWellness.com, coordinator of The Minimalists, Columbus, OH

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Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets — Episode 91, part 1 // Episode 92, part 2

ETHICAL MARKETS is an independent media company promoting the emergence of a sustainable, green, more ethical and just economy worldwide.

With the motto “40 Years of Foresight, Insights and integrity,” EMM researches, assists and reports on all the new organizations: civic, non-profit and for-profit, as well as individuals working for the transition to the new economies of the dawning information-rich solar age.

Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, [LLC] and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book “Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy” (2006) and eight other books. She co-edited “The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives,” and co-authored “Planetary Citizenship.” Her books are translated into eight languages.

Her editorials appear in 27 languages and in 200 newspapers syndicated by InterPress Service, Rome, New York, and Washington, DC, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha, a London–based market  e-letter.  Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in USA) Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor; and others.

For more of her extensive, intriguing bio, visit www.HazelHenderson.com.

The first version of her Country Futures Indicators (CFI©), an alternative to the Gross National Product (GNP), was co-created with Calvert Group, Inc.: now renamed the Ethical Markets Quality-of-Life Indicators (Desk Reference Manual, 2000), updated regularly at www.calvert-henderson.com.

She created the Green Transition Scoreboard® , the Ethical Markets initiative on Transforming Finance, and the EthicMark® Award for Advertising that Uplifts the Human Spirit and Society.

See Part 1 Show Notes for more details on. . .

SERVICES

GLOBAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

The Green Transition Scoreboard is an ongoing research project, compiling the $2 trillion in growing the green economy globally already privately invested or committed since 2007.

EXECUTIVE TV PRODUCTION FOR BROADCAST AND CABLE

EthicalMarkets.tv streams original Ethical Markets productions and carefully chosen, relevant video gathered from around the world.

PROJECTS

Many of these programs are licensed and available for college and library use at www.films.com.

CURRICULA DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PRESENTATIONS by live, interactive videocasts worldwide

For more on Hazel and to read her articles, visit www.HazelHenderson.com.

CONFERENCES AND PARTNERSHIPS

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Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar –  MAY // JUNE

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 a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas

Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s trilogy: vol.1  Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us; vol. 2 From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable; vol. 3 COMING. 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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Episode 70 :: Tom Sine: author, research & hospitality guy

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Tom’s classic is “The Mustard Seed Conspiracy.” His other books include “The New Conspirators: Creating a Future One Mustard Seed at a Time” (2008); “Mustard Seed vs McWorld: Reinventing Life and Faith for the Future” (1999); “Cease Fire: Searching for Sanity in America’s Culture Wars” (1995) and “Live It Up! How To Create A Life You Can Love” (1993). Together he and Christine co-authored “Living On Purpose: Finding God’s Best for Your Life” (2002).

At the Mustard Seed House, he’s known as Research & Hospitality Guy. Tom and Christine live in an inter-generational community in Seattle.

Tom earned his Ph.D. at the University of Washington. Tom headed up a development project in Haiti for World Concern, taught at the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University and at Fuller Seminary in Seattle. Tom also works to help Christian organizations develop a holistic theology of mission and speaks widely at colleges, churches, and missions conferences around the world.

Conversation with Tom and Christine Sine, SLW! Podcast Ep. #28

Seattle Recharge: SLW! blog about my visit to Mustard Seed House.

Travel Journal, Seattle, July, 2014

“Video interview courtesy of Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, www.wipfandstock.com.”

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Episode 69 :: Renowned Scholar and Author Walter Brueggemann

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Sabbath is so much more than a day off! Sabbath as Resistance: Saying NO to the Culture of NOW

Walter Brueggemann‘s web site: About, Books, Audio/Video || Wikipedia

Walter Brueggemann is surely one of the most influential Bible interpreters of our time. He is the author of over one hundred books and numerous scholarly articles. He continues to be a highly sought-after speaker.

Brueggemann was born in Tilden, Nebraska in 1933. He often speaks of the influence of his father, a German Evangelical pastor. Brueggemann attended Elmhurst College, Eden Theological SeminaryUnion Theological Seminary, earning the Th.D. under the primary guidance of James Muilenburg. He also earned a Ph.D. in education at St. Louis University.

Brueggemann has served as faculty at two institutions in his career: Eden Theological Seminary (1961-1986) and Columbia Theological Seminary (1986-2003). He is currently William Marcellus McPheeters professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia.

Originally a strong supporter of Israel and its Biblical claims, Brueggemann later repudiated Israel for its exploitation of “ancient promises” to create a “toxic ideology,” and now affirms his belief that it is not anti-Semitic to stand up for justice for Palestinians.

W.B.’s Biblical Reflections for Alternatives’ “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” #1.

W.B.’s Foreword to Alternatives’ collection of new hymns Sing Justice! Do Justice!

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Death of Alternatives’ Founder

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Episode 68 :: Ed Fallon–climate action activist, lawmaker turned talk show host

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Ed Fallon bio, former lawmaker, host of Fallon Forum

Founder of the Great March for Climate Action | Wikipedia | Facebook

Interview with Senator Rob Hogg, author of America’s Climate Century

David Zahrt’s Ruminations of the Great March for Climate Action

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Non-commercial satellite/internet TV: Free Speech TV // LINK TV //  RT America

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Episode 67 :: redmoonsong, Simple Living War Tax Resister

Show Notes

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redmoonsong, right, with Cindy Sheehan at a war tax gathering in Asheville in 2013.

redmoonsong lives in North Carolina and is a committed war tax resister among her many other activities. “Choosing Simple Living,” a post about redmoonsong on National War Tax Resister Coordinating Committee’s site, lists Jorgen Lissner’s Ten Reasons for Choosing a Simpler Lifestyle.

Also, Practical War Tax Resistance #5: Low Income/Simple Living as War Tax Resistance

Jorgen Lissner’s Ten Reasons for Choosing a Simpler Lifestyle in SLW! collection Treasury of Celebrations.

War Tax Talk with Shane Claiborne — well worth your time though sound quality is not optimal.

Charles Gray‘s classic, “Toward a Non-Violent Economics.”

Also Mentioned

“Organize His Way: A Christ-Centered Approach to Organizing Your Life” EileenKoffMinistries.com

Jerusalem Farm, urban communal living in Kansas City

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Episode 66 :: Peter Sawtell of Eco-Justice Ministries

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Peter Sawtell speaking at a Sierra Club Methane Protest Rally

Show Notes

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Eco-justice: the well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth // Eco-Justice Ministries // Eco-Justice Ministries Facebook

SLW! Episode 18 – Not Ordinary Times

Faith-based Partners:

 

 

Episode 29 :: Brian ‘Wolt’ Wolters of OverFlow Project

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Brian “Wolt” Wolters and the  Overflow Project, plus blog and resources | 50-Day Challenge | my blog SIMPLIFY + GIVE + CHANGE = WATER

Mentions This Episode

Why Ares Danes So Happy? blog | Response to Danes blog | Recent Responses to all SLW! media with links

John “Affluenza” de Graaf podcasts (2) | blogs (4)

Tony and Shane Uncut, SLW! podcast episodes 20-27

SLW! Mission: blog | podcast

A Vision of the Future blog

John Pitney‘s song “Live Simply So Others May Simply Live” (closing theme complete)

Coming

Mentions in Earlier Episodes

Tom & Christine Sine of Mustard Seed Associates // Rita and I were interviewed by Christine for her Godspace blog. I’ve published the my notes of our group discussion (Post #293) at Mustard Seed Associates, as I did with the notes from my speaking tours through 40+ states (including my first visit to MSA, post #168).

Tom is the author of the best-seller Mustard Seed Conspiracy. He gave me a copy of his recent The New Conspirators: Creating the Future One Mustard Seed at a Time. He blogs. He also wrote a series of Advent/Christmas reflections for Alternatives. Christine wrote The Search for Meaning: Beyond a Commercialized World (available in text or podcast). She has written several books about faith formation and gardening.

They are building the Mustard Seed Associates educational eco-village on an island on the coast of Washington state.

Justice at the Table Workshop, Sat., October 18th, 2014, 9:30am-4 pm, facilitated by Andy Wade, explores the intricate connections between our faith, fellowship, and the food we eat. Not only will we will challenge ourselves and each other to bring our eating and buying practices more in line with our beliefs, we will also draft a “Justice at the Table Plan” to help us implement those changes!

SoCap Conference – Social Capital Markets

We also met Glen Gersmehl, Exec. Dir. of Lutheran Peace Fellowship in Seattle.

Simply Delicious

Quantity Cooking for Churches // Grace Winn, ed.

Hunger Resources from Worship Alternatives

Check out Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists, especially chapter 3: events. You may want to add to it, as several folks have.

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  • Looking ahead to Advent/Christmas and back to Easter season, you may have something to 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. Though it’s no longer printed on paper, “WHOSE Birthday?” is published online since 2012. Some editions also come in AUDIO formats. ART | PERSONAL EXPERIENCES | FAMILY ACTIVITIES | Submission Guidelines | All past editions are available on the SLW! site. Thanks to Creative Commons licensing, individuals and congregations can reprint articles without further permission. The articles are carefully indexed —  ADVENT/CHRISTMAS |LENT/EASTER.
  • Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – September

Eco-Justice Ministries

Eco-Justice: “the well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth” Guest: Peter Sawtell, Founder and Exec. Dir. of Eco-Justice Ministries, discussing the new emphasis Not Ordinary Times. Eco-Justice Ministries | Subscribe to Eco-Justice NOTES (weekly email commentary). NotOrdinaryTimes.org is a challenging call to “be the church” in this time of environmental crisis — backed up with a comprehensive set of resources and background materials that will guide churches through a six-month season of worship and preaching that takes seriously the devastation of the global environment. (The weeks between Pentecost, 6/8/14, and Advent, 11/30, are traditionally  Ordinary Time, the non-festival part of the Church Year.)

My Travel Journal – Denver, where I spoke at Peter Sawtell’s church (scroll to Post #76) | Good Friday Vigil Against Gun Violence: Stations of the Cross

Pastoral Economic Struggles: Facing Together Global Capitalism’s Domination in Daily Life by Lee Van Ham (Pentecost theme)

Worship Alternatives: Pentecost/Ordinary Time

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.
For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives contact info, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

Champions of Simple Living Today

Vicki Robin, Cecile Andrews and more!

Simple Living blog/site preview service

I hope that you can see the values of the following free resources and will use them as needed, or even better, acquaint yourself with them now so that you’re prepared for your next event.

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.

We have covered much of this resource in earlier episodes.

Wedding Alternatives: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth (Angela and Pete, above, contributors to Wedding Alternatives Supplement)

To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.

Jubilee Economics colleague Lee Van Ham’s new book Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, part of The OneEarth Project.

In addition to this podcast and its show notes, we post new SLW! blogs several times a week. We hope you’ll read and subscribe. The BLOG is the companion to our two-times-a-month podcast. The content is different, though the subject is the same. Click on blog at the top of the show notes of any episode.

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email Feedback@SimpleLivingWorks.org, or SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — listen to episodes #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, to educate and inspire you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog several times a week.

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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)

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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.

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*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.