Saying Goodbye

Richard LampreyRichard Lamprey, a long time Simply Living member and friend who generously shared his gifts in our community, died on August 22nd. Richard was actively involved in local "Transition" initiatives in Worthington, Clintonville, Delaware, and probably Westerville too! See the obituary page that includes memories shared by friends and family. The family requested that donations be made to Simply Living or the Clintonville Energy Collaborative (CEC) in lieu of flowers. Checks can be made out to Simply Living, and mailed to PO Box 82273, Columbus OH 43202. If you would like to make a donation directed specifically to CEC, write the check to Simply Living but add CEC in the memo line.

NEW Simply Living Earth Institute Discussion Courses

1) Hungry for Change:  Food, Ethics, and Sustainability:  What we eat matters—the food choices we make every day have an impact on our planet. The class will meet for 6 weeks.  Cost for the book is $27.
     2) Change is Our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions: Our new five-session discussion course on climate action will help you take action to increase resilience and mitigate the impacts of climate change. 
     Contact Pam Patsch <> to sign up for one or both classes. Indicate which days/evenings are best for you! Dates, time, and location will be arranged to accommodate participants. More info about these and other Earth Institute discussion courses HERE. See the full announcementHERE.


Local Partners, Building Sustainable Communities

Introducing New Executive Director

Sarah Edwards was appointed  to the position of Simply Living’s Executive Director in December. Sarah comes to Simply Living with a background in business, community and legislative service.  She was a small business owner for many years and served on multiple community and municipal boards, including Town Energy, Rental Housing, Finance, and Climate Change committees, and was vice-chair of the Town Selectboard. Sarah was elected to the Vermont Legislature in 2002, serving until 2012. Eight of her 10 years were spent as a member of the Natural Resources and Energy committee, where she served to educate and create policy on topics of sustainability concerning natural resources and energy. Notably, Edwards was the lead author of Vermont’s e-Waste Recycling law and co-sponsor of the Integrated Solid Waste Management plan.  She also served as Vermont’s representative to national conferences on high-level nuclear waste and as state director to the Women's Legislative Lobby (WiLL) in Washington, DC. Additionally, she applied her expertise to other issues of social concern, including local food, labor and health.

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Simply Living Board Meeting

 Members are welcome to attend and asked to contact Sarah at (614) 447-0296 or to let us know you are coming. 

Care and Share Time Bank 

Community Potluck

Third Sunday each month, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus, OH  43214

Check out the poster on the CSTB calendar event!


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