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 […]
Southern Ohio Sustainable Haven: Blue Rock Station
After Anna Haught interned for Simply Living, her next adventure was Blue Rock Station. Enjoy her blog post describing her experience!
100 Things You Can Do to Help in the Climate Crisis
In case you needed help getting started. By Sarah Lazarovic Sarah Lazarovic is an award-winning artist, creative director, freelance animator and filmmaker, and journalist, covering news and cultural events in comic form. She is the author of A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy. Reprinted from the Winter 2022 issue […]
Be the Change Weekly Community Update December 3, 2021
Co-Creating the Eco Future: Presentation & Discussion on Zoom Monday, December 6 at 7 pm Localizing Our Communities!Learn from examples around the worldand here in Columbus and central OhioTuesday, December 7 at 7 pm on Zoom We will explore the many ways our communities benefit when localization is a priority. […]
Join us for Gift To Be Simple — Wednesday, October 20, 5:30 p.m.
Simply Living’s annual Gift To Be Simple fundraiser will be Wednesday, October 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus, OH 43215. Meet and network with Simply Living friends and acquaintances as you enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres in the beautiful setting […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
People’s Solar Project to light up Columbus
The People’s Solar Project is a demonstration community solar and microgrid that will generate 5 MW of solar energy to power 80 homes, five churches and two city schools in a 300-acre area on Cooke Road.
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 […]
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 […]
How much CO2 is embedded in products?
Discussion of CO2 embedded in the production and delivery of products in the consumer culture, and recommendations for transitioning to an ecological culture.
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 https://www.cohousing.org/ This course will make vivid the opportunities, challenges and difficulties of aging and the […]
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 […]
Simply Living Manifesto – Chuck Lynd
I am taking the Earth Institute course called A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World. Ten of us meet every week for 6 weeks and one of our assignments (optional) is to write a “manifesto” about our commitment to living simply – what drew us to the lifestyle, […]