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Episode 102: Meghann Jarchow of USD Sustainability Program

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Episode 102: Meghann Jarchow, founder and coordinator of the Univ. of So Dakota Sustainability Program

The Univ. of So. Dakota is building a Sustainability Program at the campus in Vermillion, SD. Though a young interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree housed in the biology dept., It is working toward a master’s program and eventually a Ph.D.

Dr. Meghann Jarchow (JAR-koe) is the founder and coordinator of the program. She works with numerous organizations in a basically conservative state, to create a vision of sustainability. The means to reach that vision are very much in development among the various stakeholders in this agriculture-based state. In addition to Sierra Club, the Sustainability Club, Greening Vermillion, and others, USD is a member of UMACS — Upper Midwest Assoc. for Campus Sustainability.

Meghann’s sites: http://www.usd.edu/sustainability

http://www.jarchowlab.org/

Also Mentioned–Sandra Steingraber: Fracking and Public Health

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Episode 101 Paul K. Chappell is the Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, an Iraq War veteran, West Point graduate, international speaker, and author of six books.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said of him, “Paul K. Chappell has given us a crucial look at war and peace from the unique perspective of a soldier, and his new ideas show us why world peace is both necessary and possible in the 21st century. The End of War can help people everywhere understand why war must end, and how together we can end it.”

A recent event in Paso Robles, CA, was co-sponsored by Paso Peace Community, Members of the North County Clergy Group, Rotary International PeaceBuilders, and Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

www.paulkchappell.com //  www.wagingpeace.org  // https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_K._Chappell

Paso Peace Community Blog on Paul’s visit: Why World Peace Is Possible

PeaceLiteracy.org

Don’t confuse Paul K. Chappell with the conservative preacher/author Paul Chappell!

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Episode 100 (Sept. 1): Reformation history scholar, Bishop Guy Erwin of the Southwest Calif. Synod, ELCA, on the relevance and meaning of the Reformation today.

This is part of a short series honoring the 500th year of the Reformation, which for many culminates on Reformation Sunday, October 29th.

Bishop Erwin on FaceBook

Southwest Calif. Synod, ELCA, on Facebook

Radicalizing Reformation site

International Congress for Luther Research: 1517. Luther between Tradition and Renewal [German and English]

Decolonizing Lutheranism // on Facebook

ELCA = Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the largest and most progressive Lutheran denomination in the US. ELCA on FaceBook.

Oops. In my intro I mentioned that Bishop Erwin taught at California Lutheran College, Thousand Oaks. Make that University.

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Episode 99 [8/15] — Order of Lutheran Franciscans: Minister General Christopher – Brother Chris – and novice Jeff Brown – Brother Jeff — tell their personal stories, as well as the background and faith foundations of OLF. Remarkable connections to voluntary simplicity!

This is part of a short series honoring the 500th year of the Reformation, which for many culminates on Reformation Sunday at the end of October.

OLF website // OLF on FaceBook

ELCA = Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the largest and most progressive Lutheran denomination in the US. ELCA on FaceBook.

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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.

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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 –  OCTOBER

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.

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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
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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 * 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 42 :: Clyde Griffith: New Celebrations

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NewCelebrations.com: Resources that reflect a more healthy, a more sane, a more theologically correct approach to more meaningful celebration of Christmas and other holidays.

Facebook

Twitter @ClydeGriffith

Pinterest (Words of Life)

Also Mentioned

CyberMin.com: providing on-line resources for more effective Christian ministry

Social Media Guide: Simple Living 101

What Might a Prophet Look Like? (SLW! blog)

Wittenburg Door (humor)

Alternative Giving

Responses

Ron Rentner: Why Are Danes So Happy? (SLW! blog)

Jim Abbot Post #150 (scroll down)

Episode 12 of Simple Living Works! Podcast: Living More with Less UPDATED

40th Anniversary Edition of More-with-Less: Changing the world, one recipe at a time

Recent Responses to All SLW! Media

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

Coming

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

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.

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 – APRIL

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: 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

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 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.

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.

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. 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 several times a week.

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.org

Click 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.

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

involvedShow Notes

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.

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.

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.

Literacy Topics:  Activism | Celebrating | Economic Environmental Family/Children Financial Food, Water, Agriculture Happiness Health/Medical |Historical Media Peace/War/Militarism/Empire Political Spiritual/Faith Time and Work General

For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.

  • 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.

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. 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

MORE Mentions in Recent Episodes

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)

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.

*GRAPHIC: Overflow Project

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.

Episode 28 :: Tom & Christine Sine–Mustard Seed Associates

tom-and-christine

Show Notes

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.

We met Glen Gersmehl, Exec. Dir. of Lutheran Peace Fellowship in Seattle. Rita and I were interviewed by Christine Sine for her Godspace blog.

I interviewed Tom and Christine Sine at Mustard Seed House for this podcast.  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.

Mentions This Episode

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

Coming

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

Mentions in Earlier Episodes

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.

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.

Since August, 2010, I have continued to review resources, most of which I recommend to my local public library and they add to their collection. I have interacted with each of these titles and sources.

SLW! does not sell anything, but we recommend resources from other sources and publishers, which we urge you to get from your public library or your local, independent bookstore. For help locating a local source, visit IndieBound.org. Some are free on the internet. Most of the links take you to my previews.

Some of the titles are faith-based, most are not. They vary from simple to complex, from friendly to polemical. Find a TOPIC that interests you; try a few of the entries. Then move to another TOPIC. The titles are not in alphabetical or priority order.

Literacy Topics:  Activism | Celebrating | Economic Environmental Family/Children Financial Food, Water, Agriculture Happiness Health/Medical |Historical Media Peace/War/Militarism/Empire Political Spiritual/Faith Time and Work General

For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.

  • 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

Vicki Robin, author: TedxSeattle talk - 14 minutes of heart, head and humor on Relational Eating | Website: VickiRobin.com | Book: Your Money or Your Life | NEW Book: Blessing the Hands that Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Taught Me About Food, Community And Our Place on Earth | Local Food Lab – restoring local food systems | Order her new book Blessing the Hands That Feed Us from Indiebound or Amazon. Additional Vicki Robin Sites: An enlightening previous site | Wikipedia | Your Money or Your Life | Vicki on Good Reads | FacebookVicki Robin: My blog “Let’s Chat” about the Simple Living Forum + Vicki’s Vision of The Simplicity Forum (audio)

Champions of Simple Living Today

Simple Living blog/site preview service.

I hope that you can see the values of these 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 Alternative 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)

Cecile Andrews | CecileAndrews.com
Champion of Simplicity and Community Conversation Circles

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.

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. 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

MORE Mentions in Recent Episodes

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)

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.

*GRAPHIC: 

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.

Episode 19 :: Summer Festivals/Simply Delicious/Hunger

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Show Notes

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.

Treasury of Celebrations is in four parts, after the Introduction and Preface

We have covered much of this resource in earlier episodes.

For this episode, the MAY-AUG. (SUMMER) section of Celebrations includes:

Simply Delicious

Quantity Cooking for Churches // Grace Winn, ed.

Table of CONTENTS

Hunger from Worship Alternatives

Mentions This Episode

RESPONSE

Gifts that Give Hope: Lancaster’s Alternative Gift Fair | Gifts that Give Fairs  | A recent survey by the national non-profit, the Center for a New American Dream, revealed that 70 percent of Americans would welcome holidays with less emphasis on material gift giving and spending!

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

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.

Since August, 2010, I have continued to review resources, most of which I recommend to my local public library and they add to their collection. I have interacted with each of these titles and sources.

SLW! does not sell anything, but we recommend resources from other sources and publishers, which we urge you to get from your public library or your local, independent bookstore. For help locating a local source, visit IndieBound.org. Some are free on the internet. Most of the links take you to my previews.

Some of the titles are faith-based, most are not. They vary from simple to complex, from friendly to polemical.

Find a TOPIC that interests you; try a few of the entries. Then move to another TOPIC. The titles are not in alphabetical or priority order.

Literacy Topics:  Activism | Celebrating | Economic Environmental Family/Children Financial Food, Water, Agriculture Happiness Health/Medical |

Historical Media Peace/War/Militarism/Empire Political Spiritual/Faith Time and Work General

For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.

  • Since we’re in 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 – April

Last Episode

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.

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

The weeks between Pentecost, 6/8/14, and Advent, 11/30, are traditionally  Ordinary Time, the non-festival part of the Church Year.

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

Worship Alternatives: Pentecost/Ordinary Time

Plans

In May, I plan to start a series called 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.” [Secret: the complete series — episodes 20-27 — can be previewed now, even with 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

Previous Episodes

Vicki Robin has helped millions of Americans reshape their lives in sound and beautiful ways, but this may be her most important project yet–and a crucial one for our tired planet too! ~~Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Vicki Robin is a national treasure–a source of wisdom and uncommon sense now directed at the most basic of basics: how and what we eat and how that connects to our health, prosperity, and prospects . . . The ten-mile diet should be national policy!” ~~ David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College

TedxSeattle talk - 14 minutes of heart, head and humor on Relational Eating | Website: VickiRobin.com | Book: Your Money or Your Life | NEW Book: Blessing the Hands that Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Taught Me About Food, Community And Our Place on Earth | Local Food Lab – restoring local food systems | Order her new book Blessing the Hands That Feed Us from Indiebound or Amazon.

Additional Vicki Robin Sites: An enlightening previous site | Wikipedia | Your Money or Your Life | Vicki on Good Reads | Facebook

Vicki Robin: My blog “Let’s Chat” about the Simple Living Forum + Vicki’s Vision of The Simplicity Forum (audio)

Mentions

Champions of Simple Living Today

I now offer a Simple Living blog preview service. Or search on Ecosia.org (not Google) for frugal, thrifty, cheapskate, simple living, voluntary simplicity.

I hope that you can see the values of these 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 Alternative Celebrations Catalogs.

Part 4. Rites of Passage, such as birthdays, anniversaries and funerals

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

Cecile Andrews | CecileAndrews.com
Champion of Simplicity and Community Conversation Circles

To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.

Colleague Lee Van Ham of Jubilee Economics is progressing well with his new book Blinded by Progress, including his numerous interviews.

Helpful Articles on SPRING Festivals
(We talked about Lent and Easter (April 20) – in Episode #13.)

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. This 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.

You’re welcome to share your thoughts on these subjects. Email a message to Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org.

Leave a comment on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org [or SimpleLivingWorks AT yahoo DOT com or SimpleLivingWorks2 AT gmail DOT 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.

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. 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: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED | #13: Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter | #14: Simple Living 101 + Social Media BONUS | #15: author Cecile Andrews | #16: Alternative Rites of Passage | #17: Vicki Robin, co-author of “Your Money or Your Life” | #18: Not Ordinary TImes – Eco-Justice Ministries | #19: SImply Delicious/Hunger/Summer Festivals | #20-27: Tony & Shane Uncut

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

MORE Mentions in Recent Episodes

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

Lent/Easter10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Easter | Article/ART Index: Easter | Bulletin Inserts are indexed in Articles by season. | En Español (all)  | Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice ( Foreword by Cecile Andrews | Introduction | How to Use This Collection | QUOTES | ART )

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.

*GRAPHIC: Simply Delicious: Quantity Cooking for Churches

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.

Episode 18 :: Not Ordinary Times – Eco-Justice Ministries

smtransShow Notes

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.

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.

Mentions This Episode

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.

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

The weeks between Pentecost, 6/8/14, and Advent, 11/30, are traditionally  Ordinary Time, the non-festival part of the Church Year.

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

Worship Alternatives: Pentecost/Ordinary Time

  1. A Pentecost Blessing
  2. A Pentecost Litany for All Seasons
  3. The Enormous Language: A Drama for Pentecost Sunday
  4. Pentecostal Power: A Sermon for Pentecost Sunday (by Ken Sehested)
  5. Bringing Them to Their Senses: A Brainstorming Session
  6. Birthday of the Church: A Children’s Sermon for Pentecost
  7. Beatitudes (Version 2.0) (text)
  8. Beatitudes (Version 2.0) (PDF)
  9. Being the Church: Some Thoughts about the Community of Faith
  10. One in the Spirit: A Program for an Intergenerational Fellowship [+ART]
  11. Why People Always Bring Food
  12. Invocation for an Ordinary Congregation
  13. Being the Church: Some Thoughts about the Community of Faith
  14. Moving into Ordinary Time: A Call to Worship
  15. God, Our Souls Are Weary: A Prayer for Servants
  16. A Prayer for Ordinary Time
  17. These Stones We Hold: A Service of Release [+ART]
  18. Pieces of the Puzzle: A Children’s Sermon Idea
  19. The Body of Christ? It’s a Puzzle: a youth activity [+ART]
  20. A Rock Garden of Wishes: Brainstorming for a Children’s Activity [+ART]
  21. Benediction [+ART]

RESPONSE

Gifts that Give Hope: Lancaster’s Alternative Gift Fair | Gifts that Give Fairs | A recent survey by the national non-profit, the Center for a New American Dream, revealed that 70 percent of Americans would welcome holidays with less emphasis on material gift giving and spending!

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

SLW! Recommends Literacy Service

LITERACY
Look and see what others can’t see.
Hear what others aren’t able to hear.
Tell what you have seen and heard.

Intro

Simple Living is a comprehensive way of living. It’s so much more than its stereotype of growing a few tomatoes and wearing our favorite old clothes!

This service contains books (paper, eBooks, audio), video (DVD, internet), audio (CD, MP3), blogs, podcasts, sites.

These are quite current resources. For classic resources, visit Study/Activity/Action Guides.

Mildly interesting historical note: For most of its 40 years of service Alternatives offered a Book Service. From 1995-2008, Alternatives published and distributed a modest quarterly Resource Guide, i.e. sales catalog. I reviewed hundreds of resources to find the ones ideal for our audience. Since August, 2010, I have continued to review resources, most of which I recommend to my local public library and they add to their collection. I have interacted with each of these titles and sources.

SLW! does not sell anything, but we recommend resources from other sources and publishers, which we urge you to get from your public library or your local, independent bookstore. For help locating a local source, visit IndieBound.org. Some are free on the internet. Most of the links take you to my previews.

Some of the titles are faith-based, most are not. They vary from simple to complex, from friendly to polemical.

Find a TOPIC that interests you; try a few of the entries. Then move to another TOPIC. The titles are not in alphabetical or priority order.

TOPICS
Activism Literacy
Celebrating Literacy
Economic Literacy
Environmental Literacy
Family/Children Literacy
Financial Literacy
Food, Water and Agriculture Literacy
Happiness Literacy
Health/Medical Literacy
Historical Literacy
Media Literacy
Peace/War/Militarism/Empire Literacy
Political Literacy
Spiritual/Faith Literacy
Time and Work Literacy
General

For more ideas, go to Getting Started. Also see Champions of Simple Living and other worthwhile Links.

Colleague Lee Van Ham of Jubilee Economics is progressing well with his new book Blinded by Progress.

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

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.

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.

They’re updated as new material arrives, so send ideas and items anytime. Prepare something now while it’s really on your mind. An item may be new or not, original or not. (If it’s by someone else, include a complete description of the source.) We prefer items of 250 words or fewer (one page double-spaced). We reserve the right to edit.

  • ART (line drawing, photo) that depicts the tension between faith and culture, especially at Christmas and Easter.
  • PERSONAL EXPERIENCES (especially intergenerational ones) related to simplifying Christmas and Easter and finding meaning and happiness in relationships instead of stuff.
  • FAMILY ACTIVITIES, rituals or worshipful ceremonies for Advent/ Christmas/Epiphany and Lent/HolyWeek/Easter.

We reach many through our website, blogs and other media. Sorry, we cannot pay for any submissions.

Read WHOSE Birthday? in the archives | WHO’s Risen? Some also come in AUDIO formats.

Please send your submissions by email to SimpleLivingWorks AT yahoo DOT com. If you need to send something by US mail, email us and we’ll send you a mailing address.

Plans

Next episode, you’ll hear info about Alternative Summer Festivals, an overview of Simply Delicious: Quantity Cooking for Churches, and Hunger resources from Worship Alternatives.

In May, I start a series called 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.” [Secret: the complete series — episodes 20-27 — can be previewed now, even with Show Notes.]

Last Episode

Vicki Robin has helped millions of Americans reshape their lives in sound and beautiful ways, but this may be her most important project yet–and a crucial one for our tired planet too! ~~Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Vicki Robin is a national treasure–a source of wisdom and uncommon sense now directed at the most basic of basics: how and what we eat and how that connects to our health, prosperity, and prospects . . . The ten-mile diet should be national policy!” ~~ David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College

TedxSeattle talk - 14 minutes of heart, head and humor on Relational Eating | Website: VickiRobin.com | Book: Your Money or Your Life | NEW Book: Blessing the Hands that Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Taught Me About Food, Community And Our Place on Earth | Local Food Lab – restoring local food systems

Order her new book Blessing the Hands That Feed Us from
Additional Sites: An enlightening previous site | Wikipedia | Your Money or Your Life | Vicki on Good Reads | Facebook | Vicki Robin: My blog “Let’s Chat” about the Simple Living Forum | Vicki’s Vision of The Simplicity Forum (audio)

Champions of Simple Living Today

For more Simple Living sites, search on Ecosia.org (not Google) for frugal, thrifty, cheapskate, simple living, voluntary simplicity.

Mentions in Recent Episodes

I hope that you can see the values of these 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 Alternative Celebrations Catalogs.

Part 4. Rites of Passage, such as birthdays, anniversaries and funerals

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

Treasury Intro: SLW! podcast episode 4 (the need to simplify all our celebrations)

Overview of Rites of Passage (alphabetical order)

Wedding Alternatives, which also has been published as the Alternative Wedding Book includes:

The original version is free online, including a more recent supplement. The Alternative Wedding Book is still in-print from Woodlake/NorthStone Publishing, BC, Canada.

It you think this resource may be out-of-date, read this testimonial for Alternative Wedding Book that I received in late 2013, signed Arizona Bride. She plans to continue giving the book to friends who are preparing to wed. By the way, it’s available free and complete as Wedding Alternatives at SimpleLivingWorks.org; also in Spanish as Nuestra Boda.

I hope you’ll find my blog Occupying the Flagstaff Bridal Fair both humorous and enlightening.

And I’ve added Meredith Gould’s helpful book Getting #Married: Using Social Media to Celebrate the Sacred to the Wedding Alternatives Supplement.

Cecile Andrews | CecileAndrews.com
Champion of Simplicity and Community Conversation Circles

A community educator, Cecile is active in the transition movement in the United States.  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) | NEW! Living Room RevolutionA Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good (2013)

To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.

Helpful Articles on SPRING Festivals
We talked about Lent and Easter (April 20) – in Episode #13. | Passover – Tue., April 15, 2014 – 7 days – Mon., April 21. In the USA, Passover ends one day later, Tues., April 22.

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. This 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.

You’re welcome to share your thoughts on these subjects. Email a message to Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org.

Leave a comment on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org [or SimpleLivingWorks AT yahoo DOT com or SimpleLivingWorks2 AT gmail DOT 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.

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. 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: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED | #13: Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter | #14: Simple Living 101 + Social Media BONUS | #15: author Cecile Andrews | #16: Alternative Rites of Passage | #17: Vicki Robin, co-author of “Your Money or Your Life” | #18: Not Ordinary Time – Eco-Justice | #19: Simply Delicious / Hunger / Summer Festivals | #20-27: Tony &  Shane Uncut

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

MORE Mentions in Recent Episodes

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.

*GRAPHIC: Eco-Justice.org

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.

Episode 17 :: Vicki Robin – writer, speaker, social innovator

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Show Notes

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.

Vicki Robin has helped millions of Americans reshape their lives in sound and beautiful ways, but this may be her most important project yet–and a crucial one for our tired planet too! ~~Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Vicki Robin is a national treasure–a source of wisdom and uncommon sense now directed at the most basic of basics: how and what we eat and how that connects to our health, prosperity, and prospects . . . The ten-mile diet should be national policy!” ~~ David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College

::TedxSeattle talk - 14 minutes of heart, head and humor on Relational Eating

::Website: VickiRobin.com

::NEW Book: Blessing the Hands that Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Taught Me About Food, Community And Our Place on Earth

::Local Food Lab – restoring local food systems

Order her new book Blessing the Hands That Feed Us from
Additional Sites:

An enlightening previous site | Wikipedia | Your Money or Your Life | Vicki on Good Reads | Facebook

Vicki Robin: My blog “Let’s Chat” about the Simple Living Forum + Vicki’s Vision of The Simplicity Forum (audio)

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Champions of Simple Living Today

NEW – SLW! Blog Review service. For more sites, search on Ecosia.org (not Google) for frugal, thrifty, cheapskate, simple living, voluntary simplicity.

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I hope that you can see the values of these 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 Alternative Celebrations Catalogs.

Part 4. Rites of Passage, such as birthdays, anniversaries and funerals

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

Treasury Intro: SLW! podcast episode 4 (the need to simplify all our celebrations)

Overview of Rites of Passage (alphabetical, not chronological order)

Wedding Alternatives, which also has been published as the Alternative Wedding Book includes:

The original version is free online, including a more recent supplement. The Alternative Wedding Book is still in-print from Woodlake/NorthStone Publishing, BC, Canada.

It you think this resource may be out-of-date, read this testimonial for Alternative Wedding Book that I received in late 2013, signed Arizona Bride. Inspired by Arizona Bride, we’ve added a line for Tithe in the Wedding Budget. The couple included 10% of their wedding budget as a charitable contribution for environmental causes. She plans to continue giving the book to friends who are preparing to wed. By the way, it’s available free and complete as Wedding Alternatives at SimpleLivingWorks.org; also in Spanish as Nuestra Boda.

I hope you’ll find my blog Occupying the Flagstaff Bridal Fair both humorous and enlightening.

And I’ve added Meredith Gould’s helpful book Getting #Married: Using Social Media to Celebrate the Sacred to the Wedding Alternatives Supplement.

Plans

In future episodes, you’ll hear from Peter Sawtell, Exec. Dir. of Eco-Justice Ministries, about the new Project “Not Ordinary Times.” Also, preparing for Pentecost and Ordinary Time, and info about Alternative Summer Festivals.

In May, I plan to start a series called 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.” [Secret: the complete series — episodes 20-27 — can be previewed now without 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

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Cecile Andrews | CecileAndrews.com
Champion of Simplicity and Community Conversation Circles

A community educator, Cecile is active in the transition movement in the United States.  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) | NEW! Living Room RevolutionA Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good (2013)

To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.

Colleague Lee Van Ham of Jubilee Economics is progressing well with his new book Blinded by Progress, including his numerous interviews.

Helpful Articles on SPRING Festivals
(We talked about Lent and Easter (April 20) – in Episode #13.)

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. This 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.

You’re welcome to share your thoughts on these subjects. Email a message to Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org.

Leave a comment on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org [or SimpleLivingWorks AT yahoo DOT com or SimpleLivingWorks2 AT gmail DOT 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.

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. 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: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED | #13: Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter | #14: Simple Living 101 + Social Media BONUS | #15: author Cecile Andrews | #16: Alternative Rites of Passage | #17: Vicki Robin, co-author of “Your Money or Your Life”

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

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

Lent/Easter10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Easter | Article/ART Index: Easter | Bulletin Inserts are indexed in Articles by season. | En Español (all) | Lenten Calendars and 40-Day Guides - For the current liturgical cycle (A), use #6, 9, 12, 15, or 18. Some are not based on a cycle and can be used any year. | Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Songs & Hymns to Familiar & New Tunes: Lent/Easter, e.g. #19 | Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice ( Foreword by Cecile Andrews | Introduction | How to Use This Collection | QUOTES | ART )

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.

*GRAPHIC: VickiRobin.com

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.

Episode 16 :: Alternative Rites of Passage

AngelaNPeteShow Notes

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.

Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth, the last edition of the classic series Alternative Celebrations Catalogs.

Part 4. Rites of Passage, such as birthdays, anniversaries and funerals

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

Treasury Intro: SLW! podcast episode 4 (the need to simplify all our celebrations)

Rites of passage are rituals or celebrations that mark the passage of a person through the life cycle, from one stage to another, from one role or social position to another. In the pre-modern world, these rites served at least four functions: Safe passage | Moments of learning | Connection to community | Transformation experiences

The place of rites in modern society

Resist the pressures of the consumer society and observe the rites in ways that enable you to recover the renewing and maturing power they are intended to have by focusing on the following:

  • People, instead of the gifts and other paraphenalia used to aid or celebrate the transition.
  • Values and ideals, instead of mindlessly celebrating to anesthetize the person(s) to the trauma of transition.
  • Community, instead of the consumer culture’s narcissistic privatization of life transitions.
  • Change. Rites help people visualize the desired outcome of the passage and to see themselves on the other side — occasions of transformation.

Creating our own rituals

Although some of life is logical, much of life is not. Even when we are young we come to understand that life is full of mystery. Without rituals and ceremonies within our communities and families, we feel adrift and cannot understand why.

Overview of Rites of Passage (alphabetical, not chronological order)

NEW – Green Birthday Parties contributed by long-time friend and former board member Dick Webster from OH.

Wedding Alternatives, which also has been published as the Alternative Wedding Book includes:

The original version is available free online, including a more recent supplement. The book version, called The Alternative Wedding Book, is still in-print from Woodlake/NorthStone Publishing, BC, Canada.

It you think this resource may be out-of-date, read this testimonial for Alternative Wedding Book that I received in late 2013, signed Arizona Bride.

Inspired by Arizona Bride, we’ve added a line for Tithe in the Wedding Budget. The couple included 10% of their wedding budget as a charitable contribution for environmental causes.

She plans to continue giving the book to friends who are preparing to wed. By the way, it’s available free and complete as Wedding Alternatives at SimpleLivingWorks.org; also in Spanish as Nuestra Boda.

I hope you’ll find my blog Occupying the Flagstaff Bridal Fair both humorous and enlightening.

And I’ve added Meredith Gould’s helpful book Getting #Married: Using Social Media to Celebrate the Sacred to the Wedding Alternatives Supplement.

I hope that you can see the values of these 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.

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RESPONSE

Laurel Gray’s new book, THE EVOLUTION OF A PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN: Making Dramatic Turnarounds Along Life’s Unpredictable Journey (a spiritual autobiography).

Link to my blog Fundamentalist ≠ Evangelical, explaining why I decline to call conservatives and fundamentalists “evangelicals.”

Another note from another friend. . .

Keep us posted whenever you play or mention my songs and we’ll help spread the word any way we can. Thanks for all you do for our Amazing Earth!! Blessings, Joyce EarthMama Rouse

EarthMama provides some of the theme music for this podcast. Hear her complete version of Simple Gifts on episode #2.

I’ve renewed a friendship with Paul Canavese and his spouse Ann Naffziger. They hosted Rita and me while we were on a speaking tour of Calif. Paul now operates GospelLiving.org and ThePastoralCenter.com. They contributed to the Supplement to Wedding Alternatives (see their wedding vows). And the LINK to the Travel Journal of that Calif. tour (scroll to POST #58).

Colleague Lee Van Ham of Jubilee Economics is progressing well with his new book Blinded by Progress, including his numerous interviews.

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. This 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 for each episode.

You’re welcome to share your thoughts on these subjects. Email a message to Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org.

Leave a comment on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

PLANS

In future episodes, you’ll hear from Vicki Robin, the co-author of the classic best-seller Your Money or Your Life. Her new book is Blessing the Hands that Feed Us. Also, preparing for Pentecost and Ordinary Time, and info about Alternative Summer Festivals.

In May, I plan to start a series called Tony  & Shane UNCUT – the complete 3-1/2 hour straight talk between Tony Campolo and Shane Caliborne 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.”

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

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Cecile Andrews | CecileAndrews.com
Champion of Simplicity and Community Conversation Circles

A community educator, Cecile is active in the transition movement in the United States.  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) | NEW! Living Room RevolutionA Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good (2013)

To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.

NorthWest Earth Institute

Shareable.net about a sharing economy | New Dream Community Action Kit: Guide to Sharing

Simplicity-Matters.org | My Travel Journal to D.C./Maryland. Scroll down to Post #198 to see their happy faces and comments.

Champions of Simple Living Today | I interview John De Graaf, producer and author of Affluenza, on TheCommonGoodPodcast.com.

RELATED: Reimagining America: An Evening with Gus Speth & Juliet Schor | Speth and Schor discuss innovations in collaborative consumption, ways the sharing economy is changing our country, and opportunities to define a new American Dream.

Helpful Articles on SPRING Festivals

(We talked about Lent and Easter (April 20) – in Episode #13.)

Mentions in Recent Episodes

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

Lent/Easter10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Easter | Article/ART Index: Easter | Bulletin Inserts are indexed in Articles by season. | En Español (all) | Lenten Calendars and 40-Day Guides - For the current liturgical cycle (A), use #6, 9, 12, 15, or 18. Some are not based on a cycle and can be used any year. | Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Songs & Hymns to Familiar & New Tunes: Lent/Easter, e.g. #19 | Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice ( Foreword by Cecile Andrews | Introduction | How to Use This Collection | QUOTES | ART )

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org [or SimpleLivingWorks AT yahoo DOT com or SimpleLivingWorks2 AT gmail DOT 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.

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. 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: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED | #13: Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter | #14: Simple Living 101 + Social Media BONUS | #15: author Cecile Andrews | #16: Alternative Rites of Passage

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

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.

*GRAPHIC: Angela and Pete, contributors to Wedding Alternatives Supplement

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.

Episode 15 :: Author Cecile Andrews, Champion of Simplicity Circles

CecileHeadShow Notes

Cecile Andrews

Champion of Simplicity Circles and Community Conversation

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.

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)

NEW! Living Room RevolutionA Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good (2013)

Cecile’s site is CecileAndrews.com, NOT SimplicityCircles.com, which says it’s about simplifying your financial life. It looks pretty suspicious to me.

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Individual Episode Index.

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NorthWest Earth Institute

Shareable.net about a sharing economy | New Dream Community Action Kit: Guide to Sharing

Simplicity-Matters.org | My Travel Journal to D.C./Maryland. Scroll down to Post #198 to see their happy faces and comments.

Vicki Robin, co-author of the classic Your Money or Your Life, has a new book, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth.  Also, http://www.jubilee-economics.org/journal/

Champions of Simple Living Today | I interview John De Graaf, producer and author of Affluenza, on TheCommonGoodPodcast.com.

RELATED

Reimagining America: An Evening with Gus Speth & Juliet Schor | Watch these videos to hear Speth and Schor discuss innovations in collaborative consumption, ways the sharing economy is changing our country, and opportunities to define a new American Dream.

Living Room Conversations – Open your ears. Open your mind. Open your home. (from Joan Blades, founder of MoveOn.org)

Helpful Articles on SPRING Festivals

(We talked about Lent and Easter – 4/20 – in Episode #13.)

  • Passover – Tue., April 15, 2014 – 7 days – Mon., April 21. In the USA, Passover ends one day later, Tues., April 22. In the Jewish calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Jews will celebrate Passover on the sunset of Mon., April 14. | Freedom from slavery | What links are in place in your community?

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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 SupplementJerry’s Adventures in Social Media

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

Lent/Easter10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Easter | Article/ART Index: Easter | Bulletin Inserts are indexed in Articles by season. | En Español (all) | Lenten Calendars and 40-Day Guides - For the current liturgical cycle (A), use #6, 9, 12, 15, or 18. Some are not based on a cycle and can be used any year. | Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Songs & Hymns to Familiar & New Tunes: Lent/Easter, e.g. #19 | Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice ( Foreword by Cecile Andrews | Introduction | How to Use This Collection | QUOTES | ART )

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org [or SimpleLivingWorks AT yahoo DOT com or SimpleLivingWorks2 AT gmail DOT 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.

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. 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.

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 | #13: Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter | #14: Simple Living 101 + Social Media BONUS | #15: author Cecile Andrews

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

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.

*GRAPHIC: CecileAndrews.com

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.