2-21-2020 Community Update

See the latest updates in this Week’s Community Update!


Simply Living is hosting GREEN LIFE 101, an event presented by students at OSU’s Global Leadership Initiative on Sunday, March 1st from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the COhatch in Upper Arlington. Come learn about common recycling misconceptions and the importance of sustainable sourcing, and leave with a custom reusable tote bag. Meet local green organizations too!  Get details and RSVP (FREE) on Eventbrite and updates on Facebook.

We’re excited to host our first screening at Kafe Kerouac next Monday evening at 7 pm. If you haven’t seen Economics of Happiness it really is a must-see experience that will reframe your ideas about what is possible after neoliberal economics, and it will leave you inspired.  And if you haven’t been to Kafe Kerouac, this OSU area gem for coffee (or a beer) then you are in for a treat! There is an awesome used bookstore space that extends the bar area and is used for special events ranging from poetry slams, to music, and now our Film! Website HERE.for more info.

We added links to lots of upcoming classes at the Columbus Garden School (CGS).
We’re proud that one of the new instructors at GGS is Simply Living Board member Amy Ceccoli! Amy will be teaching about sustainability, and her first class is DIY Healthy Home Cleansers on March 15. See the picture at left for what you might expect to learn. 🙂  Amy’s home is a model of sustainability and will be on the 2020 Sustainable Living and Garden Tour July 18 – details on the tour coming soon!


Let Them Eat Dirt: The Hunt for Our Kids’ Missing Microbes probes the latest research into the “microbiome” in our gut to tease out a new explanation for why we have an epidemic of autoimmune diseases like asthma, obesity, diabetes, ADHD, autism, etc. It’s a fascinating story that has only emerged in the last decade and it challenges many of our attitudes and practices related to germs and cleanliness.  Suffice to say “free range kids” and children raised in traditional farmsteads have healthier microbiomes. Discover lots more insights in this new film. More HERE and in our News Section.

The Dispatch featured Portia’s new diner this week. Check out Gary Seman’s article:
Portia’s Diner owner says ‘yummy’ food doesn’t require meat 

Excerpt: The vegan-restaurant maven and owner of a health-food store recently opened Portia’s Diner, a breakfast and lunch option in Clintonville that is free of meat, dairy, gluten and GMOs. The 34-seat diner has taken over the former Whole World Natural Restaurant & Bakery, an institution in its own right, at 3269 N. High St. Full article HERE.

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