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Simply Living Manifesto – Nicholas Banks

Nicholas Banks has shared his “manifesto” (below) as part of our Earth Institute course: A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World.  Nicholas is a relatively new member of Simply Living and he is leading and posting now on our new Instagram account. Personal Manifesto My life will be […]


Should Ohio Allow APV Trails in State Forests?

I recently received this email from simple liver Louis Troll: Ohio DNR proposes to build over 100 miles of APV trails in Zaleski, Union Furnace, and Shawnee forests.  I own a cabin on 148 acres across from Zaleski Forest.  Most people in Ohio do not know about this terrible idea.  […]


Simply Living Now on Instagram!

Simply Living is committed to reaching out via social media, and thanks to volunteer Nicholas Banks, we now have a brand new Instagram account. You may have noticed the addition of a link to Instagram on the Simply Living website and our weekly Community Update eblast.  It complements our presence […]

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David Orr Special Guest Featured at Gift To Be Simple

Simply Living is pleased to present visionary David Orr as this year’s speaker. His career as a scholar, professor, writer, speaker and entrepreneur spans fields as diverse as environment and politics, environmental education, campus greening, green building, ecological design, and climate change. He is the author of seven books, some of which […]


Can Living Sustainably Actually Be Done?

Guest blog post by Kalie Fallon, an Intern for Defend Our Future Ohio. Katie is a student at OSU in the School of Environment and Natural Resources | Class of 2018.  Her focus is on Environmental Policy and Decision Making. We welcome her thoughts below reflecting on the challenge of living […]

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Press Release: Karyn Deibel and Vilvi Vannak Honored at Simply Living Annual Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sarah Edwards, 802.558.2348 Simply Living – 26th Annual Meeting Carol Fisher Civic Engagement Award and Outstanding Volunteer Award (Columbus, OH) Simply Living will hold its 26th Annual Meeting on Saturday, February 24 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W […]


Community Education for Sustainable Living

by Amy Ceccoli, Simply Living Board Member At our current rate of consumption it would require two planet Earths to sustain human life and if everyone lived the way Americans do we would need FOUR planets! We need to act now and live more sustainably. Fortunately, Simply Living members have […]


Simply Living Community Update 12-02-2016

Events featured include the Transition Hub class on Energy Democracy, Simply Living’s Holiday Open House, the upcoming screening of SEED: The Untold Story, Randall Loop’s online intro (free) to his full Your Money Or Your Life course, a holiday cooking demo by the Duke of Fork, Mark Zedella (last before […]

Your Money or Your Life workshop

Aligning the Spirit of Living with Money

Randall Loop, long time Simply Living supporter and previous board member has used the 9 Steps of Your Money or Your Life (YMOYL) to create a sustainable living since 2004. He has facilitated the course since 2006 and has literally assisted hundreds to create the same for themselves. Watch this […]

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Who Joins Simply Living and Why?

SL was founded in 1992 to be a different kind of environmental organization, one that focused on the need to live “joyfully and sustainably” on the earth.  We envisioned a community of people sharing a common mission to reduce our environmental “footprint” as a simple way for anyone concerned about […]


No Straw, Thanks!

Did you know? 500 million straws are used in the US every day! The last time you had lunch at your favorite restaurant, did you end up with a bunch of straws that came with every liquid you were served? Have you ever wondered what they are made of or where they end up? […]


Less Is More: Living the Minimalist Lifestyle

Simply Living member Jake Da Silva is a member of the local minimalist group that meets monthly in the community room of the Panera on Bethel Road.  Jake has shared his interest in the minimalist lifestyle in Simply Living’s Cooperative Explorers Group, including his passion for tiny houses and for […]


Active Hope: Full Article/Presentation by Pam Patsch

The lead article by Pam Patsch in the Summer 2015 issue of Simply News was titled Active Hope: Choosing Our Future.   This blog entry includes a longer version of Pam’s article that was part of a presentation on climate change by the Social Action Committee of the North Unitarian Universalist […]