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Is Co-Housing Right for You?

Want to live in a small, tight-knit neighborhood with a group of socially and ecologically conscious folks? Where, with the help of trained professionals, the group designs, plans and manages the neighborhood so it fits your needs? Where the design provides the community you want, but also the privacy you […]

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SL Winter Theme: Reconnecting with Nature

I read an article posted on Medium.com recently titled “Why I’m a Climate Change Denier.” What? I wondered out loud – Medium would never promote such nonsense. I opened it up and discovered to my surprise that the author did in fact share my concerns about climate change after all. […]

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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.  […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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? […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]