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 […]

About Simply Living

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 […]

About Simply Living

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 […]


O-H-I-Grow! Summit on Urban Ag & Community Gardening

Sustainable Clintonville member Jodi Kushins and her family and friends operate “Over the Fence,” an urban farm in Columbus.  Over the Fence is dedicated to experimenting with, mastering, and sharing techniques for growing food that promote self-reliance and sustainability, and support our consumption of more fresh and locally harvested food. […]