Our decisions on how we live and consume are not made in a vacuum. We are affected by the consumer culture and society around us. Voluntary Simplicity helps participants examine how modern society can interfere with caring for the planet. Together, you explore how consumption patterns have an impact on you and your relationships, as well as the environment. Discover ways to slow down and live simply. Preview the book
Dates, Times, Format
Wednesdays 7-8:30 p.m. ET
Five sessions weekly starting September 29, 2021
This is an EcoChallenge discussion course featuring highly flexible, participative discussions about the readings each week. The ideal group size is 8-12 people, but we can run the course with as few as 6 and as many as 15 participants. The facilitator can but does not have to rotate among group members each week. The first meeting of this course will be online, but later meetings could be held in-person depending on group preference.
Jeff Sharp is a professor and director of the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University and former board president for Simply Living. He has taken this course in the past and is offering it now because he wants to take it again. “I originally took this course 20 years ago and it was a gateway into a new way of thinking. I am in need of a refresher and new inspiration and look forward to sharing exploration of this topic in community with others who are new to the concept or in need of a refresher like me,” Jeff said.
Book: EcoChallenge discussion courses use a book that contains readings for each week. The book can be obtained from the EcoChallenge store. Use code SAVE10 to receive $10 off. Buy the book
Tuition: This course is free for members of Simply Living. If you are not a current member, we ask that you pay the membership fee of $25 or join at simplyliving.org/membership.