Here’s an interesting article by my colleague Elizabeth Pope about living simply – sounds a bit austere to me, but simplicity is an important tenet of sustainability. Learning to do more with less will benefit the planet as we reduce our consumption habits and waste generation, saving energy through reduced manufacturing cycles, and is great for the wallet.
There’s more to simple living than just living cheaply, says Travis Thrower, 50, a Denver tax accountant. “Voluntary simplicity means being aware of the world around you and how you want to live your life,” he says….
“Basically, we decide what we want to do, then figure out how to do it for free,” says Jane Dwinell.
Learn more about our out-of-control consumption habits from this great video: www.storyofstuff.com.