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Simply Living Talks to ChatGPT

In case you haven’t heard, CHATGPT is a new AI (Artificial Intelligence) program. You can ask questions and get answers on almost any topic It is also interactive and allows for dialogue to pusue topics in depth. For example, I asked ChatGPT what it is and received this answer. What […]

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Simply Living relaunches Sustainable U

Following our mission to connect people to learning opportunities that promote sustainability, environmental justice, and our local economy, Simply Living is relaunching Sustainable U. This fall we will offer two discussion courses through EcoChallenge, formerly Northwest Earth Institute, a course through Local Futures, and three online courses from our members. Read on for more […]

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Columbus Tools

Summer’s here and it’s about time for some home improvement. But owning every tool you need, while obviously impractical and far from cost-effective, just doesn’t fit into a sustainable and harmonious local economy. Every tool in every garage is a crazily wasteful state of affairs, in Columbus or anywhere. That’s […]

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Win a prize package of pastries by signing up for the Simply Living Annual Meeting!

There’s no better time than now to sign up for Simply Living’s Annual meeting. If you register by 11:50 p.m. this Friday, April 16, you will be entered in a raffle to win one of three prize packages that includes tasty pastries from Freedom a la Cart! The package also […]

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Transition US – Resilience for a Time When Resilience is Mandatory

By John Crawford It’s impossible to miss the fact that we’re in a more “normal” weather pattern in Ohio this winter: we’ve already doubled our snowfall compared to last year; temperatures have been colder than normal, but we’re not getting the below-zero readings that have hit Oklahoma, parts of northern […]

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When Will Columbus Ban Plastic Bags?

#simplyliving #theworldwewant #yes!magazine We all know plastic bags must go. Eight states have enacted bans on single use plastic bags:  California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New York, Oregon and Vermont. 350+ cities in the USA have banned them (Forbes). Kudos for Bexley – and Cuyahoga County! Cincinnati may ban by […]

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Successful Aging; The Power of Place and Social Connections

New course starting July 25th looks at issues facing aging adults through the lens of cohousing. First Unitarian Universalist Church in Clintonville, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd, 43214. Course description below. For more on cohousing, see This course will make vivid the opportunities, challenges and difficulties of aging and the […]

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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 […]