Author: Chuck Lynd

About Simply Living, Climate, News

Simply Living director goes international

Our Executive Director, Cathy Cowan Becker (right), recently received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work in Bonn, Germany, for ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, a global network of more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. She will be stepping down from her role at the […]

Ecology, Guest Blog Post

Mistletoe Tree of the Month March 2022

By Martin (Mort) Schmidt for Simply Living Occasionally the Tree of the Month article will feature topics related to, but not strictly about trees. Mistletoe would be an appropriate subject for the December issue, but I wanted to release this article before I lost touch with Daniel and Gigi, who […]

Community Update, Sustainable Living

Be the Change Weekly Community Update December 10, 2021

Columbus Climate Action Plan Released GreenSpot will play a critical role in section 1.1 of the Plan: “Empowering a Community of Climate Leaders.” Over the next several months and years GreenSpot will work with residents, business leaders, academia, government, and nonprofits to increase climate change awareness, solutions, and making sure […]

Arts & Culture, Guest Blog Post

Why this blatant “sales pitch” for Bill Cohen’s annual “songs of gratitude” concert is not outrageous

For 8 years now, some musical friends and I have put on a Black Friday concert of songs that express gratitude for many of our blessings:  friends, family, freedom, nature, art, music, laughter, our bodies, and our emotions. We’ve used the free event to declare: instead of joining the day-after-Thanksgiving […]