This is your chance to choose a simple change in your behavior that will benefit the planet. Everyone who participates contributes to a national database of ways we can all make a difference, regardless of where we are on the journey to living a sustainable lifestyle.  You can join the Simply Living Team and have fun tracking your progress along with others on our Team.

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Sustainable U Survey

This is your opportunity to identify high priority topics related to all aspects of sustainability that meet your individual needs. Our budding SL University, aka "Sustainable U," has developed a survey that includes 10 broad categories in a simple checklist format. You can rate each category on a scale of 1 - 5 depending on how much that topic interests you. Within each of the 10 categories you can check specific topics that you want to learn about in a future SL class or workshop. We will compile the results and begin recruiting instructors who can offer learning experiences relevant to your journey to live “joyfully and responsibly” on our planet.You can check specific topics within each category. If you don't find what you are looking for, there is a space to include the topic(s) you recommend. Click here to take the survey.

Simply Living Seeks Executive Director

Tell your friends and spread the word - we're hiring a new director starting November 1st. A complete job description is available here. Resumes must be submitted online to: Hello@simplyliving.orgCandidates may communicate directly with the Interim Executive Director, Chuck Lynd, via email or phone at 614-354-6172Interviews will be scheduled after the 3rd week in September. 

Business Member

3515 N. High St., Columbus 43214


Wholly Craft has expanded and moved to a new location on N. High St in the area of the Clintonville Farmer’s Market. This locally-owned business in Clintonville features handmade goods from over 200 artists and crafters. They carry a wide range of items including t-shirts, paper goods, jewelry, fine art prints, baby gifts, zines, housewares, accessories, and much more. Over 80 of their makers are located in Central Ohio and they are a longtime supporter of the local craft-based cottage industry. In addition to fun, unique gifts, the store offers affordable craft classes and hosts The Supply Closet, a pay-as-you-wish recycled craft supply resource.

Applications that detail the benefits offered to business members are available now. Contact (614) 447-0296 or For more information about business memberships, click here.

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October Meetup/Social

Friday, October 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
1442 W. Lane Ave, Upper Arlington
located behind Trek Bicycle Shop

Locally roasted coffee delivered to merchants by bicycle? Yes, Chris Bishop, founder of Backroom Coffee Roasters, started the company in the back of his Trek Bicycle shop – so the delivery strategy seemed like a good fit. Come  learn about this wonderful local business and indulge your senses with the fresh aroma of ground coffee. The company is part of the 1% for the Planet program, and Simply Living was the nonprofit beneficiary of this generous ecofriendly project this year. Contact: or call 614-354-6172.

Sunday, October 19, 2:00 pm
Studio 35, 3055 Indianola Ave,
Columbus 43202

Donation $5    Free Popcorn
Come learn how economic globalization is affecting us and communities everywhere… and discover how localization is emerging as the path toward a sustainable future. 
Contact: Carol Fisher,




Monday, Sepember 29, 7:00 pm

Whetstone Public Library
Learn all about the Time Bank and how to earn and use time credits.


Care and Share Time Bank
Community Potluck

Sunday, October 19, 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!