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  • Voluntary Simplicity: My 30-Day Challenge

    In September 2009, I took on a little experiment: I wanted to go a whole month without spending any money.  I would pay my bills as usual, but that’s it.  For food, I was fortunate to live in a community where I exchanged a few hours of labor each week for my meals, so that […] More

  • Simple Living… with a Sense of Humor: Warren Johnson's Muddling Toward Frugality

    Editor’s note: This review is our contribution to Eco-Libris’ Green Books Campaign 2010. Eco-Libris arranged for a free review copy from Easton Studio Press. We Americans like our simple, direct, and confident statements — just think of “Yes We Can!” or “Reload!” — so a title like Muddling Toward Frugality (affiliate link) may not immediately grab […] More

  • Break The Chains and Reject What is "Normal"

    It’s time to live. It’s time to get in touch. The hyper-consumer, capitalist, exploitative, environmentally degrading way of life we call “normal” or “reality” cannot continue. This lifestyle we’ve come to know isn’t working. We’re all suffering for it, and it’s not clear how much more our fragile planet can take. It’s time to reject […] More

  • Green Talk Radio: The Zen of Living Less to Have More

    GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks about achieving personal productivity and a simpler and happier life with Leo Babauta, founder and lead blogger at ZenHabits.net. [Courtesy of our friends at GreenLivingIdeas.com] Click Play Below,or The Zen of Living Less to Have More More

  • Green Talk Radio: The Not So Big House

    Sean Daily, Green Living Ideas’ Editor-in-Chief, discusses small home living and the growth of New Urbanism with Sarah Susanka of Susanka Studios, author of The Not So Big House. [Courtesy of our friends at GreenLivingIdeas.com] Click Play Below,or The Not So Big House More

  • GreenTalk Radio: The Urban Homesteading Path to Freedom with Jules Dervaes

    GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks with Jules Dervaes of Path to Freedom. Path to Freedom  is a grassroots, family operated, viable urban homesteading project established to promote a simpler and more fulfilling lifestyle and reduce one family’s “footprint” on the earth’s dwindling resources.It was established in 2001 in Pasadena, California by Jules Dervaes. [Courtesy […] More

  • GreenTalk Radio: The Zen of Living Less to Have More with Leo Babauta of ZenHabits

    GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks about achieving personal productivity, sustainability, and a simpler and happier life with Leo Babauta, founder and lead blogger at ZenHabits. [Courtesy of our friends at GreenLivingIdeas.com] Click Play Below,or GreenTalk Radio: The Zen of Living Less to Have More with Leo Babauta of ZenHabits More

  • Do you Live to Work? Ecopreneurs Use their Green Business to Make a Life.

    Life offers more than a paycheck, corner office and promotional title. In fact, many of us are working ourselves to death. Less than 40 percent of working Americans actually take all the vacation time that they’re offered, and many who do have a hard time disconnecting from the office, voicemail and e-mail. Added to this […] More