Simply Living's Vision
Creating a compassionate and sustainable world through personal, community and cultural transformation.
To read Marilyn Welker's original concept paper for the organization, click here.
Simply Living of Central Ohio supports individuals, families and organizations in creating a more compassionate and sustainable world by offering learning opportunities which promote personal and civic responsibility, informed action and wholeness.
Simply Living’s Three Themes:
- Simplifying our lives
- Greening the Earth
- Healing toward wholeness
Simply Living was established in 1992. The founding members believed that social change and environmental responsibility depend upon us and our lifestyles. Recognizing creation’s sacredness and participation in its life-sustaining renewal, we reach out to all who are searching for their individual way to become the change we seek for the world. We are dedicated to learning how to live responsibly and to sharing our journey. With more than 700 members, Simply Living’s purpose is to educate ourselves and others to live responsibly and sustainably in joyful relation with the earth and with each other, rooted in principles of environmental, social and economic justice. Together we are building a more sustainable culture.
Simply Living Network
Simply Living is organized via networks. Instead of a top-down hierarchy, we connect with and through each other. Read about this important model of social innovation in Margaret Wheatley's writings including this short article:
- Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze
Simply Living has had a long standing relationship with the Center for the New American Dream. Watch this video for a succinct explanation of our values: http://www.newdream.org/resources/high-price-of-materialism
Be the Change!
Click on the link below for our brochure about how you can join Simply Living and "Be the Change!"
- Be the Change! [brochure in pdf format]
Simply Living Organizational Structure
Simply Living is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation headed by a Board of Trustees elected by a vote of the general membership. Board members serve two-year terms; offices of President, President Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer are one-year terms. The daily management of the organization is maintained by staff, volunteers, and through contractual services. All Trustees and contractors are members of the organization.