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Guest Blog Post, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Transit, Uncategorized

Reflections on Daily Walking in Segovia Spain

How a daily practice of walking as a college student in Spain became a transformative experience that intersects with issues of city planning, health and longevity, environmental sustainability, community and purpose.  By Frank Lesko  I spent a semester in Segovia, Spain, in 1997 while attending Hiram College. Segovia is a […]

Ecology, Guest Blog Post

Tree of the Month, July 2023

Arborvitae, American Arborvitae, Northern White Cedar, Eastern White Cedar Thuja occidentalis by Martin (Mort) Schmidt for Simply Living You have, I have, we all have Arborvitae deep within us. Read on….. Arborvitae, the Tree of Life, is a tree of paradoxes. Both revered and reviled over history, Northern White Cedar […]

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 […]

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What is a Fibershed?

By Elissa Yoder MannSierra Club Ohio Chapter The statewide plastics campaign kicked off the year with a presentation hosted by Jess Boeke and Sarah Pottle from Rust Belt Fibershed, we wanted to share resources from our webinar covering the topic of plastics and textiles. Here is a link to the […]

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 […]

Environment, Guest Blog Post, Uncategorized

Cleaner Columbus Initiative Partners to Address Litter with Jobs and Volunteers

City Council Member Emmanuel Remy Op-Ed in the Dispatch, June 15 Remy chairs the Environment Committee for Columbus City Council. His op-ed outlines the work that has been accomplished in partnership with Keep Columbus Beautiful and volunteers organized to clean up litter and debris from the streets of Columbus. Excerpts […]

Guest Blog Post, Living Simply

Simply Living Manifesto – Jake DaSilva

Jake DaSilva has shared his “manifesto” (below) as part of our Earth Institute course: A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World.  Jake is an avowed Minimalist  and has facilitated Simply Living’s courses on voluntary simplicity.  As you seen in his picture, Jake enjoys fishing. Simple Living Manifesto: Jake DaSilva Own […]